Zoe Saldana Joins MACHETE KILLS!!
The Kidd here...
It looks like Zoe Saldana has slipped under the radar and into the cast of MACHETE KILLS. According to Machete himself, Danny Trejo, in an interview with Moviehole, he gets to put his lips to not only her, but also Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara and Michelle Rodriguez. Lucky bastard. Consider me envious. “The sequel to MACHETE, MACHETE KILLS, is going to be a lot more over-the-top than MACHETE. We’ve got Sofia Vergara, who is a star in her own right, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, and Zoe Saldana – and guess what? I get to kiss all of ‘em.”
I've been hearing from sources that the script for the sequel "kicks the hell out of the first one," so, if you enjoyed MACHETE, the follow-up should be right up your alley. If you didn't, MACHETE KILLS may still wind up making up for it.
As for who Saldana will play, well, who knows at this point? Rodriguez is keeping the details quiet at this point, and using misdirection as to what the film is actually about certainly does help. The returning cast will be reprising their roles from the first film, but all that business about Machete being brought in to stop Mel Gibson from launching a missile... Bullshit! Rodriguez admitted as much to Empire that they needed to put out some type of synopsis early on, so he just made one up.
"That synopsis we put out is misdirection — it’s all fake. Machete is recruited by the President, that’s true, but there’s no cartel leader and the weapon in space is just one of our early story ideas. That said, there is still a space element, for sure. We’ve given the character a much bigger playground. It’s going to be like a James Bond movie, with a Bond-style villain.”
Okay, so moving towards space for MACHETE KILLS AGAIN looks like something Rodriguez is serious about doing... but, beyond that, your guess is as good as mine.
How about one more of Saldana for the road?
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May 24, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST
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May 24, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST
So he'll have a secret underground base located inside a hollowed-out cocaine volcano? Is there a word for those? Cocanos?
May 24, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST
Dammit, girl, eat some cheeseburgers.
May 24, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST
by Judge Briggs
May 24, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST
Spy Kids 4, Shorts, Machete, Planet Terror, Sharkboy & Lava Girl.... all meh…
May 24, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST
Finally, the Kidd has learned to post pictures of the females his stories reference. Good show.
May 24, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST
May 24, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST
I also enjoyed Desperado and The Faculity
May 24, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST
The first Machete was just so full of gratuity. I loved it. I also thoroughly enjoyed Desperado. Zoe is hot, but I swear she is in everything.
May 24, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST
She's a solidly, "Meh" actress and her biggest asset is being skinny. If she were white she'd just be another face.
May 24, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST
I'd rather see more Grindhouse movies, like the first one with fake previews that are cool but no one actually thought were going to be franchises.
May 24, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST
Makes Anne's casting even more disappointing.
May 24, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST
Who literally there's NO CHANCE will be nude and cast them all in a 'grindhouse flick'? That's why this whole gimmick was dumb from the get-go, that's why Grindhouse flopped. Not to sound like a perv, but gratuitous nudity is one of the defining elements of the genre, not prudish A-listers. Sidebar, of course all these actresses are fairly skanky and will surely do nudity when the calls stop coming in, but for now, no interest at all.
May 24, 2012, 12:49 p.m. CST
by dioxholsters ghost
but there arent too many non-white actresses who happen to be hot.
May 24, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST
I don't know what it is, her & Gabrielle Union I just can't stand acting wise. I think they're sexy as hell and gorgeous, but in movies I can't stand them.
May 24, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST
Really, a one joke actor in a no-joke movie. Day laborer-looking dudes like him don't get hot chicks, they get fat little troglodites from Guatamala (at best).
May 24, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST
Must be hard to find good parts, huh? If you see her interviews she seems really nice and smart too. I hate the fact she's in stinkers like Columbiana.
May 24, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST
STATISTIC: Kidd articles have shot up approximately 400% since he started posting pictures of hot young actresses
Splendid showing, ol' chap.
May 24, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST
May 24, 2012, 2:01 p.m. CST
I like Anne hathaway but without knowing how her character plays zoe saldano would've been great. Hathaway looks too nerdy, like someone cosplaying, while I think saldano exudes sex and danger. I'm not intimidated by hathaways catwoman.
May 24, 2012, 2:03 p.m. CST
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by Mr. Pricklepants
Jim Cameron is too busy doing other shit.
May 24, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST
Watched a little blip on CNN this morning about a hooker from the Bunny ranch discussing married johns. Had the same expression on her face as Zoe in the first pic. But the hooker was really eloquent.
May 24, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST
by Vince Ricardo
Apparently, where Saldana came from was some hell where she has to kiss ugly-ass Mexicans. Five bucks says M. Rodriguez wears a "wife beater" ... what, no takers? Will Vergara continue to do the same, fake, over-the-top accent she seems to cling to nowadays? Will we care, as long as SHE wears a "wife beater?" No, we will not. If R. Rodriguez REALLY wanted to make some cash, it'd be an hour-and-a-half of Alba, Saldana, Vergara and (ugh) M. Rodriguez mud wrestling ... and if he wanted to have Trejo watch, fine.
May 24, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST
I saw the PBS special about her genetic history, she's mostly European and Black...very little spanish/mexican and almost none of the Native American she was so excited to think she contained.
May 24, 2012, 3:47 p.m. CST
I had a dream that Zoe Saldana wanted to sell me some cheeseburgers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_4nupAxvNw
May 24, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST
She's in the film, but why she wasn't cast as Catwoman boggles my mind.
May 24, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST
by Keith Small
Clearly you are either blind or a racist, but what else is new? By the way, Zoe is beautiful but way too thin.
May 24, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST
Speak for yourself. I loved Machete.
May 24, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST
May 24, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST
A sequel nobody wants, to a movie I refused to see and hated when I did, but I'll see the sequel anyway because of MEL FUCKING GIBSON!
That's right, BITCHES! He's got more BAD ASS in his pinkie finger than most actors in Hollywood put together. Hopefully Mel will start showing up in even more movies.
May 24, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST
by chad kuhns
If you actually want me to read the article. Amazeballs
May 24, 2012, 5:39 p.m. CST
But in these two shots she looks like a tranny. Total man-face. Kind of man-hands too... ...which is probably why a lot of you half-a-fags profess so much jack-love for her here...:)
May 24, 2012, 5:45 p.m. CST
Star Wars? 3D & more Tatum! JAWS? 3D & Tatum! Dark Knight Rises? DELAYED 2 YEARS W/ ADDED TATUM AS RIDDLER! Trejo will most likely get to make out with him in Machete Kills too.
May 24, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST
May 24, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST
by mick vance
big ass bouncing titties in machete. i had high hopes after the first scene, but by the end of the movie, they were as flaccid as my cock...
May 24, 2012, 7:48 p.m. CST
Hahahahaha!!!!!!!! That was fucking funny. And I hae to agree
May 24, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST
by ajit maholtra
I want her to take my lulla.
May 24, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST
i mean she's hot...but how is she new and unique?
May 24, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST
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May 24, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST
And Zoe "Uhura" Saladana is beutiful and doing nice with the science fiction genre which I greatly respect.
May 24, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST
Also I think she's part black, part white and also part latina. She's on the cover of (Spanish) People.
May 24, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST
May 24, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST
Short of posting my fucking coverage on this website, I have been trying my hardest to beat the drum of "this is an unworthy sequel" and that whole missile thing he's talking about wasn't just "an idea", it was THE fucking McGuffin of the script. And that space shit he's talking about? That doesn't come up until 2/3 of the way through the script. It's straight-forward (or as straight as you can get with the wackiness of Machete), then the record SCREECHES and the story totally fucking changes, and not in a cool, "Hey, they're breaking storytelling conventions" kind of way. The writer has the unmitigated balls to say, IN THE SCENE DESCRIPTION, "If you're noticing a change in tone from the first half of the movie to now, it's because the tone's changing." Sorry, asshole, you're not Shane fucking Black. You don't get to write cutesy bullshit into your script. Shane Black has a strong sense of character and plot structure. You.... not so much. Shane Black wrote Lethal Weapon. You wrote... an unproduced video game adaptation. And hey, maybe Rodriguez has handed the script to someone better qualified to rewrite it. In which case, hurray! But acting as though all the stuff that everyone was so iffy about was just misdirection? No, man. Just no. Own up to the fact that the early drafts sucked the sweat off donkey balls. As for you guys on AICN, please approach this project with a HUGE grain of salt. I know, you don't know me from Adam and Rodriguez has given you awesomeness. He's given me awesomeness too and I was very, very, very disappointed with the Machete Kills script.
May 24, 2012, 11:31 p.m. CST
A flop is a flop is a flop X infinity.
May 25, 2012, 1:58 a.m. CST
by rakesh patel
as you were.
May 25, 2012, 4:08 a.m. CST
But I was never a fine looking woman. I think I would've remembered something like that...
May 25, 2012, 6:56 a.m. CST
the halle berry catwoman... might be worth a download haha
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