A new batch of images and posters have surfaced online (via ThePlaylist) from writer/director Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming Machete sequel Machete Kills. The plot centers around the U.S. president (Charlie Sheen) recruits Machete (Danny Trejo) to stop an eccentric billionaire’s (Mel Gibson) plan to spread war and anarchy across the globe.
If anyone other than Rodriguez was directing I would be raising my fists and clamoring the fall of Hollywood standards, but no one in this generation has been able to pull off ludicrous concepts like him. In a month that includes Oscar contenders Gravity, Captain Phillips, 12 Years a Slave and The Counselor. It will be interesting to see if there’s an audience for a film loaded with scantily clad women and Charlie Sheen as the president.
The supporting cast includes Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba and Demián Bichir.
In MACHETE KILLS, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent MACHETE, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.