Saturday, July 18, 2009
Troublemaker Making Moves For The New Year
My man SAMAX AMEN over at GHETTOMANGA dropped this little tidbit, and being a huge fan of the faux trailer from GRINDHOUSE, I couldn't help myself! Robert Rodriguez has begun pre-production on MACHETE, the tale of an ex-federale on a mission of revenge of the men that double-crossed him, with a definite shooting schedule set to begin at the end of the month! This is a geek glory moment here--- as many fans attest--- that a mock trailer can conjure up such excitement and curiousity ( I mean, there are drawbacks to that theory... Remember SNAKES ON A PLANE?) . Anyways, there's more to Robert's madness than grindhouse flair... After the battle with Universal over the future of BARBARELLA, he's sharing his directing duties with his editor so he can focus his primary attention on a sci-fi actioner known as NERVERACKER, in which agent JOE TEZCA squares off with rampaging creatures (hence the title) in a future-perfect society (as long as Rob can one-up DEMOLITION MAN, this should be good!)... Release is set for April 10th of next year. Afterwards, Rodriguez will re-envision yet another sci-fi classic, PREDATORS!
Of course, the verdict is still out on whether he'll commit to the one-two punch of producing the new CONAN film, as well as beginning production on the long-awaited RED SONJA... 2010 will definitely be the year of Robert Rodriguez , it's just a shame that we'll have to wait so long...