Latinoreview har sedan länge kunnat få både mer information från herr Rodriguez, såväl som fått den serverad tidigare än andra. Gissningsvis med tanke på deras inriktning och hans ursprung. En annan person som sedan länge överöst dem med entusiasm i intervjuer, och information om sina filmprojekt, är Danny Trejo. Båda har blivit intervjuade (igen) av sidan, Trejo om Machete, och Rodriguez om lite allt möjligt, men främst Sin City 2, dess nuvarande status och hans tankar kring den.

Robert Rodriguez intervju från Latinoreview
I don’t mean to jump back to Sin City 2 but it seems that the last few years we constantly talk to you about it and everyone’s asked about it, it’s a project that everyone’s seems to be very interested in, what would you categorize say like a percentage of this thing actually happening?

Robert Rodriguez: I can’t say no because I don’t know its no. I know Frank (Millier) wants to do it I know I wanna do it and its always sort of time permitting kind of thing but it’s not like I can tell you definitely we’re starting…it’s not my next picture I know that. Doesn’t mean that it’s not the picture right after because that’s still a possibility.

Is there a script that actually is in existence that you’re happy with?

Robert Rodriguez: There has been a script since 2007.

But is it a script you’re happy with.

Robert Rodriguez: Well it’s the one that Frank wrote and we have to look at it now for now and go is this really the one…I think it’s built up so much, like are we really going to satisfy everybody with what we have, should we add to it. It’s the thing we’ve always talked about but now two years later going on three we’d probably make some adjustments but nothing that would take a long time. Its just a matter of…Once we start…we can go into production…we can already start and in pre production fix anything we wanted to.

There is rumor that it was going to be an original story is there any truth to that?

Robert Rodriguez: Well that script it was pre-existing with some original stuff added to it to kind of catch yourself up with some character.”

Did Machete turn out so good that you might try and franchise it or is it a one off for you?

Robert Rodriguez: We always talked about making him a franchise character. Danny and I talked about it in ’94…maybe Desperado that’s when I first mentioned the Machete character. So imagine that…he’s been bugging me since ’94.

I’m curious about Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again. Do you like those names for sequels? Or were you joking around?

Robert Rodriguez: They’re part of…when the original trailer came out I made those jokingly. It could be. They’re fun titles. I do like Machete in Space though.”

Danny Trejos intervju från Latinoreview
”What’s the last number of months been like for you, two films back to back, and what can you tell us about “Machete”?

Danny Trejo: Well uh…”Machete” kicks ass. [Laughs] It is a culmination of “Desperado”, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”…there’s even a little bit of “From Dusk ‘Til Dawn” in there. I think it’s gonna be one of his best. And I’m not just saying that cause I’m the lead, it’s just a great movie. I think everybody’s gonna walk away from that movie with some opinion. It’s a battle for our border, you know? People are really serious about what’s going on with the border, and it shows the negative side of both sides. Not just, you know, we want everybody to cross, or we don’t want anybody to cross. It shows the negative side of both sides. Everybody’s gonna be pissed off.

Is the movie anything like the trailer was in “Grindhouse”, with the raw quality of the print?

Danny Trejo: Yes. I love that. Get a bag of popcorn and just sit and watch and you go back to the 1960s.

Robert put together such a great cast. What’s it like working with Robert De Niro, and then Steven Seagal, or Lindsay Lohan or some of these great people they put together in the movie?

Danny Trejo: You know, when I first saw Robert De Niro on the set, he came up and his first words to me were, “Don’t make me like this, homes.” You know, that was my line in “Heat”. And I kind of laughed and he said, “Man, Danny, I’m really proud of you. You’re the lead. This is it, this is you.” And I looked him right in the eyes and I said, “Can I get some coffee, Mr. De Niro?” [Laughter] You know, cause that’s the guy. I couldn’t believe that Robert got De Niro. And then Jessica Alba, you know? And Lindsay Lohan. And Michelle Rodriguez, and Jeff Fahey, and Steven Seagal, and Cheech Marin. It just goes on and on. It was really hard like not just giggling, you know? [Laughs] I mean, when you’re working, just not giggling. You know, like come on, grow up. But it was amazing, and that cast was amazing.

With “Machete”, do you think that this is something that you guys future movies on, or do you think it was like a one-off?

Danny Trejo: We want “Machete”, “Machete Kills”, and “Machete Kills Again”. [Laughter] That’s mine and Robert’s standards, you know? Every time I text him, he’ll text me back, “Machete 2”, coming up. [Laughs]”

Marcus Svensson
Startade Violent Cinema 2008 för att skriva om filmerna andra siter missade. Frilansar som filmfotograf och planerar nu hockeyfrilla och Chuck Norris-skägg för att fullända sina rundsparkar.
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