Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas has selected Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete Kills” as its opening night film, where it will make its world premiere on September 19 before hitting theaters October 4 via Open Road Films. This is the sequel to Rodriguez’s 2010 gonzo revenge thriller “Machete,” and will reunite the director with star Danny Trejo as the titular bloodthirsty assassin.
The second in a planned trilogy, the film also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Demian Bichir, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga and Mel Gibson, among many more. In “Machete Kills,” Trejo is recruited by POTUS to take down a crazed revolutionary and arms dealer.
Fantastic Fest runs until September 26 at the new Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. Read our 2012 Cannes interview with Rodriguez here. Visit the festival website for more on this year’s lineup. Trailer below.