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...

11 comments:

samax said...

DEFINITE geek glory moment!

Rodbuddah said...

Ha! You know it, Brah! Got my ticket reserved already!

John Aston said...

We'll see. He's usually attached to quite a few projects but then often they never get off the ground.

Here's hoping.

Because, honestly, we're overdue for a decent DVD director's commentary and 10-minute film schools.

RodBuddah said...

I actually have he book on the 10 minute film school, and believe me, his views are so direct and simplistic on the subject, I'm kinda surprised he hasn't made another 10 films by now!

Maybe it's time to pick up a camera myself;)

samax said...

i'd pay to see a PlanetGriffin Production!

RodBuddah said...

Now THAT is a compliment!! Shoot it El Mariachi-style and the whole nine, but thanks for that shout out---
The REAL irony is me wondering what a GHETTOMANGA-ANIME will look like!

Alright, Samax, get crackin;)

samax said...

unlike most of the comicbook artists i know, i have no interest in being an animator. but i'm happy to have my stuff adapted into toons and movies on some mike mignola/frank miller shit!

RodBuddah said...

Ha! Well, I can definitely see your Cupid creation in much the same vibe as Kill Bill or even WET--- omG--- Come to think of it, THAT would be ABSOLUTE HYPE!

samax said...

aw hell! NOW i gotta write a screenplay.
LOL!

RodBuddah said...

TOO LATE! NOW IT MUST BE DONE!!!
PLANET GRIFFIN WANTS FIRST DIBS ON BREAKING THE GHETTOMANGA FIRST WORD!!

LMAO!

Just give me a space for the pin-up, Chief!

samax said...

you GOT it!
now i gotta get back to work...