This news confirms a report from April, where director Robert Rodriguez revealed that Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson are coming back for the sequel. We also reported in May that Jessica Alba will be back as well, with Dimension Films handing out an October 4, 2013 release date. Production is scheduled to begin in the very near future, now that Robert Rodriguez has wrapped on Machete Kills.
Motor City stars Gerard Butler as an ex-convict who seeks revenge against the man who set him up, and stole his woman. No character details were given for Mickey Rourke's role. Amber Heard and Gary Oldman are also attached to star. Albert Hughes is directing from a script by Chad St. John, that was featured on the 2009 Black List. It isn't known when production will begin.