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07.27.2009

Seagal Spoof Poster

Maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez never appears like he needs any outside inspiration for his increasingly awesome flicks, although this once it looks like he got a cue from THE EXPENDABLES by snatching one of the only fallen 80's action megastars not invited to Stallone's group comeback

The folks at Moviehole recently ran with a rumor that Steven "The Tail" Seagal was about to join Danny Trejo, Jonah Hill and Bobby Friggin DeNiro on board Rodriguez's long anticipated MACHETE. Seagal's rep were quick to drop in and deny the rumor with a Zeusian bolt of lightning in their hand, but then something strange happened: those same reps backtracked, and confirmed the big guy was officially in talks to battle alongside the Mexican knife man, if the "conditions" were right. And by conditions we assume it means if he doesn't get killed 5 minutes into the thing like in EXECUTIVE DECISION.

Wonder if Seagal wishes to follow Van Damme out of the DTV bin, or if he simply felt stupid to turn down a film that DeNiro signed up for. Either way, MACHETE just climbed a few spots on my most anticipated list. Anybody else feel the same?

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Extra Tidbit: Shouldn't Rodriguez call upon Chuck Norris too? And what about Mr.T???
Source: Moviehole

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8:55PM on 07/27/2009

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yeah.
yeah.
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5:56PM on 07/27/2009
Was really hoping Seagal's career would just roll over and die
Was really hoping Seagal's career would just roll over and die
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5:11PM on 07/27/2009

Why not?

You can bitch all you want about Seagal. Yes, he may have become an embarrassment over the last 12 years or so, but he is still a legend of action movies... though his star is more like a white dwarf at this point...
You can bitch all you want about Seagal. Yes, he may have become an embarrassment over the last 12 years or so, but he is still a legend of action movies... though his star is more like a white dwarf at this point...
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2:09PM on 07/27/2009
Just don't like Seagal and I don't think this movie will be good at all
Just don't like Seagal and I don't think this movie will be good at all
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1:54PM on 07/27/2009
Holy shit! I mean, HOLY SHIT! De Niro was one thing, but this would take the movie to a whole new level! If it isn't just a bullshit rumor, that is ...
Holy shit! I mean, HOLY SHIT! De Niro was one thing, but this would take the movie to a whole new level! If it isn't just a bullshit rumor, that is ...
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6:10AM on 07/27/2009

"...AWESOME..."

Best news in ages! Seagal may make small films now as he is showing his age, but on the other hand the guy is a legend and a true classic action star, it would be awesome to see him in a film like this, it may even get him in shape and pave the way for under siege 3.
Best news in ages! Seagal may make small films now as he is showing his age, but on the other hand the guy is a legend and a true classic action star, it would be awesome to see him in a film like this, it may even get him in shape and pave the way for under siege 3.
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5:32AM on 07/27/2009

Bad Idea

Seagal is the most difficult and uncooperative movie star working today.
To have him on set would cause serious problems.

To be honest I don't believe this story or The Expendables one as they only seem to have come from Seagal's camp and no one else (but if I'm wrong please correct me), Seagal has never been a team player and refuses to get hit in any fight scenes.

for anyone who is interested the falling out with Avi Lerner/Nu Image was because Lerner sued Seagal over not turning up
Seagal is the most difficult and uncooperative movie star working today.
To have him on set would cause serious problems.

To be honest I don't believe this story or The Expendables one as they only seem to have come from Seagal's camp and no one else (but if I'm wrong please correct me), Seagal has never been a team player and refuses to get hit in any fight scenes.

for anyone who is interested the falling out with Avi Lerner/Nu Image was because Lerner sued Seagal over not turning up for work half the time and when he did, he arrived hours late and left hours early, Seagal and his bodyguards/entourage would also threaten and harass cast and crew members to ignore the director and producers and do things Seagal wanted them to be done.
Seagal counter sued claiming that Lerner still owed him $500,000.
Rumor has it that the last film they made together (Kill Switch) was an out of court setlement
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9:13PM on 07/28/2009
I'm sorry, did you call Steven Seagal a "movie star"? Bwahahaha! That's a good one!
I'm sorry, did you call Steven Seagal a "movie star"? Bwahahaha! That's a good one!
4:42AM on 07/27/2009

nice

dude, marked for death is fucking sick.
dude, marked for death is fucking sick.
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2:52AM on 07/27/2009
Ummm ... why??? ... boooo
Ummm ... why??? ... boooo
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2:35AM on 07/27/2009

Hey...

wait a minute... doesn't Steven Seagal suck?!
wait a minute... doesn't Steven Seagal suck?!
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2:16AM on 07/27/2009

Not Invited??

Stallone did invite Seagal for a part in Expendables, but producer Avi Lerner and Seagal have bad blood in the past with some of Stevens Movies (ie. Mercenary for Justice; Today You Die and new film Kill Switch.) Funny how this post was from Moviehole and its not entirely accurate. [link] @Moviehole it states that S.Seagal doesn't want to contribute to any production that puts money in Lerners' pockets. So it was just a matter of bad timing and who you've knowned. Check yourself Tony Lang,
Stallone did invite Seagal for a part in Expendables, but producer Avi Lerner and Seagal have bad blood in the past with some of Stevens Movies (ie. Mercenary for Justice; Today You Die and new film Kill Switch.) Funny how this post was from Moviehole and its not entirely accurate. [link] @Moviehole it states that S.Seagal doesn't want to contribute to any production that puts money in Lerners' pockets. So it was just a matter of bad timing and who you've knowned. Check yourself Tony Lang, before you wreck yourself.
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