Robert Rodriguez to start filming the sequel this April
Robert Rodriguez and producer Alexander Rodnyansky are teaming up for a sequel to 2010's Machete that is currently titled Machete Kills. The film is the second in a planned trilogy.

"The fan response to the Machete character has been fanatical since his first appearance," Robert Rodriguez said. "Machete is truly a super hero and Machete Kills will be bigger and more ambitious than the first time."

Danny Trejo is in talks to reprise the title role. Robert Rodriguez expects many of the original cast to return. A script has been written by Kyle Ward.

The new film finds Machete recruited by the U.S. Government for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man. Machete must battle his way through Mexico to take down a madman cartel leader and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space. Machete takes on an army in an effort to dismantle a plan for global anarchy.

An April production start date is being eyed.