Updated 03:29 PM EDT, Tue, Oct 20, 2020

'Machete Kills Again in Space' Release Date: Star-Studded Cast All Set? Danny Trejo Reveals Production Details

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"Machete Kills Again in Space" is officially a go.

The news was confirmed by "Machete" star Danny Trejo in an interview with Halloween Daily News. According to the 70-year-old actor, "Robert [Rodriguez] and I are going to start to do 'Machete Kills in Space,' so that's going to be awesome. Absolutely. We're going to be working on it this year."

"Machete Kills Again in Space" started as a short fake trailer that was shown towards the end of 2013's "Machete Kills," Latin Times reports. The clip saw Trejo's Machete with other big names involved in the franchise such as Michelle Rodriguez (Luz), Lady GaGa (La Camaleon), Sofia Vergara (Desdemona), and Alexa Vega (Killjoy), with implications of Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen returning to their roles as the villain and the U.S. President, respectively.

The video is also based on what Latin Times describes as "the C-list 'Star Wars' knock-offs that appeared during the late 70s and early 80s." Cinema Blend reports that the extended trailer joked about Leonardo DiCaprio portraying a character that resembles Darth Vader, and Justin Bieber as an android.

Given that the first "Machete" film also came from a fake trailer, it's not surprising that "Machete Kills Again in Space" is also being made as an actual movie. The character came from Rodriguez's 2007 flick "Grindhouse," which was made "to poke fun at shoddy direct-to-video exploitation fare," Coming Soon wrote.

"Machete," which was shown in 2010, grossed about $44 million in the box office, Latin Times notes. "Machete Kills," however, didn't fare well and only earned about a total of $15 million.

An official release date for "Machete Kills Again in Space" hasn't been released yet, but Cinema Blend estimated that it could premiere in 2016.

Danny Trejo on 'From Dusk Till Dawn'

According to Coming Soon, Rodriguez hasn't had a film that grossed over $40 million in over a decade. He is currently working on the live-action adaptation of Frank Frazetta and Ralph Bakshi's animated cult classic "Fire & Ice." Trejo, on the other hand, has joined the second season of Rodriguez's horror television series, "From Dusk Till Dawn."

Production companies El Rey Network and Miramax announced the news, a separate report from Coming Soon notes. Rodriguez and Trejo have been onscreen collaborators for a long time now. They worked together in the original 1996 "From Dusk Till Dawn" film, four of "Spy Kids" movies, "Machete," "Desperado," and "Grindhouse," Latina adds.

According to a report from Deadline, Trejo will portray the character of "The Regulator" in the series, "a horrifying agent of evil who has been summoned to perform a deadly errand." Trejo will join returning cast members D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderrama, Madison Davenport, and Brandon Soo Hoo. The 10-episode season is currently in production in Austin, Texas.

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