Robert Rodriguez‘s Machete proved to be a decent-sized hit when it finally saw release a few years ago. The film was originally a faux trailer attached to his and Quentin Tarantino‘s Grindhouse, but it later became a full-fledged fill thanks to Rodriguez and Fox. It opened and opened well, meaning a sequel was only a matter of time, especially since Rodriguez teased at it during the end credits of Machete.
Machete Kills is the name of the sort of anticipated sequel and Danny Trejo will return as our favorite killer, alongside Mel Gibson, Vanessa Hudgens, Lady Gaga, Charlie Sheen, Zoe Saldana, Sofia Vergara and Amber Heard.
The image attached above is the first official still, which features a very sexy Heard possibly persuading Trejo into doing something he’ll most likely end up regretting.
Open Road Films will be releasing the sequel this time around. Their previous films include End of Watch, The Grey and the recently released Silent Hill: Revelation.
Machete Kills is scheduled for a release sometime next year.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In MACHETE KILLS, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent MACHETE, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.