The official Twitter feed for Machete Kills released the latest photo featuring Danny Trejo as Machete and Michelle Rodriguez as the one-eyed She. The photo was accompanied by the announcement that the action sequel will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 19, in director Robert Rodriguez's hometown of Austin, Texas. Take a look at this image, and stay tuned for more as we near closer to the October 4 release date.
"Prepare yourselves for a blood red experience, #MACHETEKILLS will have its WORLD PREMIERE at @FantasticFest Sep 19th."
Fantastic Fest is excited to announce Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills will have its world premiere on September 19, 2013 as the opening night film for the 2013 festival, which will take place in Austin, Texas at the new Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline location from September 19-26, 2013. Talent from the film, including Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega and Robert Rodriguez, will be in attendance. Additional talent to be confirmed closer to festival.
Fantastic Fest Co-founder & Creative Director Tim League stated the following.
"Every year we compile our dream targets for opening night film; Machete Kills was at the top of that list. We are going to pull out all the stops to ensure Robert's world premiere red carpet experience is literally blood red."
Said director Robert Rodriguez.
"Fantastic Fest has quickly become the best place for fans to first experience the newest and coolest genre movies and blockbusters. I am honored and extremely excited for Machete Kills to have its world premiere right here in Austin and kick off Fantastic Fest."
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.
The talented and eclectic cast includes: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofía Vergara, Amber Heard, Carlos Estevez, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demián Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Mel Gibson.