Those of you who saw Grindhouse probably remember getting a laugh at the fake trailers that were shown in between movies. The funniest trailer was no doubt, Machette which stared Danny Trejo as the “star”.
Well supply and demand is a bitch because apparently they’re making the once popular trailer into a real movie. And check out the cast
It began production this week on `Machete,’ the film that Robert Rodriguez is co-directing with protege Ethan Maniquis. Danny Trejo is playing the title character and Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson and Jeff Fahey play supporting roles.
No, that’s not a typo. Jessica Alba in the same movie as Don Johnson. Robert De Niro in the same movie as Cheech (think Cheech and Chong). Hell, I figured the only way I’d ever see Lindsey Lohan and Steven Seagal in the same movie was if the two struggling actors tried to restart their ignominous careers by releasing a sex tape together.
This cast defies all rules and customs of cinema. Its almost as if Barney started working on a new movie with Britney spears as his love interest.
In case you didn’t see the original Grindhouse trailer for Machete here’s a youtube clip of it: