Machete is officially set to kill in 2013. The former Mexican federale will return next year in "Machete Kills," Robert Rodriguez's follow-up to the original, which was based on a fake trailer he made for "Grindhouse."
Open Road Films just picked up the North American distribution rights to the sequel, and the first image from the movie hit the web shortly after the announcement to celebrate.
See the full image after the jump!
The photo features Danny Trejo back as Machete, a pissed off killing machine who has a way with the ladies. We also see Amber Heard as Miss San Antonio, apparently one of the film's many femme fatales.
The rest of the cast includes a delightfully random assortment of actors like Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Sofia Vergara, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Vanessa Hudgens, Demian Bichir, and Michelle Rodriguez.
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.
Expect Machete to kill once again sometime next year.
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