It seems that Robert Rodriguez has spent the better part of the last two years either filming his silly looking kids movie, Shorts, or planning a ton of other projects. He has, at one time or another, been attached to two Sin City sequels (neither of which have been officially greenlit), a Barbarella remake, a sci-fi flick called Nerverackers, and even a movie version of The Jetsons.
This summer, it looks like Rodriguez will actually step behind the camera again. Scheduled to begin shooting in June, Rodriguez will co-direct (along with his long time editor, Ethan Maniquis) a full-length movie of Machete, working from his own script. As you’ll recall from Grindhouse, Machete was one of those fake trailers, which starred Danny Trejo as a “Mexican ex-Federale with a gift for wielding a blade, who hides out as a day laborer, who is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator.” Here’s that trailer. It’s pretty goddamn rad:
In addition to that, Rodriguez has also written the script for a Predator remake. (He wrote a script for Predator 3 that was never used). And while Predators already has a July 2010 release date, it’s not immediately clear if Rodriguez will actually direct the film. He is, after all, currently set to direct every other movie planned to come out over the next three years. Currently, he’s only attached as a producer.