Twentieth Century Fox, who recently won a studio bidding war to secure the US distribution rights to 'Machete', have announced the film will be released in US cinemas on September 3, 2010.
Machete is based on the faux trailer in Robert Rodriguez's 2007 Grindhouse: Planet Terror. The feature version of the trailer finds Machete (Danny Trejo) 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 De Niro) 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.
No word yet on Ireland and UK relase date!
'Machete' Grindhouse Trailer