New Images from Robert Rodriguez's Machete, Plus the Official Movie Synopsis
07.08.10 by BJSprecher
Five new theater lobby card-style images for Robert Rodriguez's "Mex-ploitation" movie, Machete, have been released. The more pedestrian cards of the bunch feature Danny Trejo giving an "I eat punks like you for breakfast" stare, and Jessica Alba posing and trying her hardest to look tough as Sartana, a special agent on the hunt for Trejo's renegade Mexican hitman. However, the other two cards are really cool. The first one depicts 80s heartthrob Don Johnson looking much more deadly and menacing than he ever did on Miami Vice or Nash Bridges, while the second card shows 90s action hero Steven Seagal squaring off against Trejo with two samurai swords.
In addition, an official synopsis of Machete has finally been released.
Machete (Danny Trejo) is a renegade former Mexican Federale, roaming the streets of Texas after a shakedown from drug lord Torrez (Steven Seagal). Reluctantly, Machete takes an offer from spin doctor Benz (Jeff Fahey) to assassinate McLaughlin (Robert DeNiro) a corrupt Senator. Double-crossed and on the run, Machete braves the odds with the help of Luz (Michelle Rodriguez), a saucy taco slinger, Padre (Cheech Marin), his "holy" brother, and April (Lindsay Lohan), a socialite with a penchant for guns. All while being tracked by Sartana (Jessica Alba), a sexy ICE agent with a special interest in the blade slinger.
Ethan Maniquis co-directed Machete with Rodriguez. The script was written by Rodriguez and Álvaro Rodríguez.