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[Via MTV Movies Blog] Though the mystery of the "Star Wars: Episode VII" director may be solved, the future of the franchise and the talk of spin-off movies still lingers. In theory, standalone movies set in the "Star Wars" universe would be a way of attracting serious talent who would otherwise be hesitant to commit to numbered installment and who could put their own spin on George Lucas' world.
When MTV's Josh Horowitz caught up with director Robert Rodriguez at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Rodriguez had his own ideas for the future of the "Star Wars" franchise.
"I don't mind them doing more 'Star Wars,' " he said. "I also like the whole idea of them doing off-shoot films, like you just have a 'Boba Fett' movie over here."
Read more at MTV Movies Blog.
Vanessa Hudgens is continuing to run as far from "High School Musical" as possible.
The "Sucker Punch" beauty is the latest addition to the ever-growing ensemble of Robert Rodriguez's grindhouse sequel, "Machete Kills," according to The Playlist.
News of Hudgens' involvement comes via her own official site, where it's revealed that she'll be playing the role of Cereza. As that's Spanish for "cherry," it should give you some idea of what kind of gal she is — yet another scantily-clad object of desire that probably knows how to shoot a gun and/or throw a knife. Get More »
And the winning continues unabated.
Robert Rodriguez has a penchant for casting controversial tabloid celebs in his "Machete" series, be they Lindsay Lohan in the first movie or Mad Mel Gibson in "Machete Kills," but now the director has revealed via Twitter that none other than Charlie Sheen will play the most powerful man in the world. Very apropos. Get More »
Are you ready for Ballistic: Mad Mel vs. Machete?
You can't stop Machete. Or Machete's women.
While Danny Trejo may be the only actor officially signed on for the "Machete" sequel, at least two of his co-stars from the original film are in talks to return for more Mexican mayhem, according to The Playlist. Get More »
Here's some news that probably should've hit somewhere around 2006.
Seven (!) years after the release of "Sin City," filmmaking duo Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are ready to officially begin production on what was once the highly anticipated sequel, "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For."
"A Dame to Kill For" is one of the better "Sin City" books written and illustrated by Miller (this writer might even say it's the all-time best, next to "That Yellow Bastard"). The story features ex-newspaper photographer turned seedy private investigator Dwight McCarthy (before he received the plastic surgery that made him look like Clive Owen in the first movie) becoming sexually obsessed with an irresistible femme fatale (and former lover), Ava Lord (a role we have a feeling will be offered to some hottie Rodriguez alum like Rose McGowan or Salma Hayek). Get More »
That leathery face. That tough guy 'tude. That… refusal to text. Yes, it's time for more Machete, the character first introduced in a fake trailer in 2007's "Grindhouse" double feature by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.
A crazy actioner with a sly political message hidden inside, "Machete" starred Danny Trejo as a former Federale agent who ends up in Texas, embroiled in a war between immigration, corrupt officials, and Shé, a mythical leader of an underground network helping illegal immigrants. Now it's time for Machete to kill again in... "Machete Kills." Succinct!
As if Machete didn't have enough to do in the first movie, the second will show him going up against an entire army in a fight against a drug cartel leader who's paired up with a crooked, crazy, and very rich arms dealer. Get More »
Will actual film -- you know, the 35mm kind of stuff -- be little more than a novelty by 2015?
That's what they say, which means digital filmmaking may be poised to become the norm in Hollywood, a transition that's already spurning much debate and discussion (not to mention lamentation). Does digital take the "art" out of filmmaking? Is digital making it impossible to discern the real deal from the amateur shooting in his backyard? And what the heck does James Cameron mean with "You can't shoot 3-D on film?" Get More »
If there's anyone who can probably get a new "Heavy Metal" movie made, it's Robert Rodriguez.
The "Spy Kids" director surprised everyone at the San Diego Comic-Con with news that his new media company, Quick Draw Productions, would set sail with a new animated anthology of leering adolescent fantasies.
Wait, wasn't David Fincher supposed to do "Heavy Metal?" And with a bunch of A-list directors like James Cameron lined up to direct segments featuring buxom babes with spears and spaceships and all that? Get More »
Have you ever watched a movie and wished you could smell Angelina Jolie's perfume, the exhaust coming from Vin Diesel's muscle car or the pile of cocaine on Al Pacino's desk?
Robert Rodriguez has shared your olfactory dream and, after immersing your eyeballs in his digital world for "Spy Kids 3-D," he's taking his next evolutionary step as a filmmaker, and he does have to rub our noses in it. If you haven't guessed by now, "Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World" will be in 4-D, which means SMELL-O-VISION!
Or, in fact, "Aromascope," a new process Rodriguez has developed for the sequel involving scratch-and-sniff cards, which you simply have to rub to reveal odors tied to specific plot-points involving Jessica Alba and her young spy cohorts. In advance of the new poster and trailer in front of "Cars 2" revealing Aromascope, Rodriguez talked to USA Today about what brought him to the age-old gimmick, which he kept secret from his actors on set. Get More »