I thought Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills would definitely show up for the Toronto Film Festival's Midnight Madness selection, especially once it's release date was bumped to October 11, but instead it looks like it will just stick with serving as the opening night film at the 2013 Fantastic Fest. Makes sense given Rodriguez is an Austin boy for life, but I was still hoping for a crazy grindhouse diversion at TIFF this year.
That said, a new trailer for Machete Kills has arrived this morning and it offers a taste of just about everyone that's in the film from Charlie Sheen as the President, Mel Gibson as the villain and all of the film's badass ladies from Jessica Alba, Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez, Sophia Vergara and her "Double Ds" and, as you can see above, Lady Gaga.
This time around Machete (Danny Trejo) is recruited by the U.S. Government for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man. Machete must battle his way through Mexico to take down a madman cartel leader and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space. Machete takes on an army in an effort to dismantle a plan for global anarchy.
The film will be wild and crazy and the last one was quite a bit of fun. Here's to hoping this one delivers in the same way.