May 4, 2012

Robert Rodriguez Says 'MACHETE KILLS AGAIN' Is A Space Opera With Space Babes And Lightsabers

From the little we know about Machete Kills, Mel Gibson's character tries to launch a missile from space to cause a global war. This apparently will lead into the third film which for the most part will be set entirely in space. GordonAndTheWhale had confirmation that both Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again had both been greenlit at the same time. Back during Comic-Con last summer Robert Rodriguez revealed to MTV what's in store for Machete Kills Again which will be a science fiction actioner set in space. Of course this won't be next for Robert as he's expected to shoot Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For as soon as Machete Kills wraps. After Sin City 2, it's Fire And Ice which then Robert will be busy editing and scoring the three films.

"It is a space opera. It does take place in space. Machete has to go into space," Rodriguez confirmed. "It's so absurd but it makes sense. You've got to go somewhere new in a third part — why not go into space? It's going to be so fun. It's played straight. Remember 'Moonraker'? It's going to be like 'Machete' and 'Moonraker'.....You see him in a space shuttle," Rodriguez told us. "The bad guy escapes the planet. 'Part 3' has to take place in space. Space babes, a machete-shaped lightsaber. You gotta have it!"

While Robert's Troublemaker Studios produced Predators along with Planet Terror and the Spy Kids franchise having science fiction elements, he's never made a full-fledged sci-fi movie. Rodriguez had previously tried to make Barbarella and The Jetsons films but both got the ol' axe. He kept hope to jump into the genre even creating his own original sci-fi concept Nerveracker which was his ode to Blade Runner, that also didn't get traction.

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