If nothing else, Robert Rodriguez‘s Machete Kills will be some sort of new crazy. The filmmaker just wrapped a 29-day production with a newcomer cast that includes (but is likely not limited to) Lady Gaga, Charlie Sheen, Zoe Saldana, Sofia Vergara, Edward James Olmos, Amber Heard, Demian Bichir and lastly, Mel Gibson himself. There’s been rumors aplenty about what exactly the storyline includes, but we’re now given a stronger hint thanks to an on-set video from Extra, featuring Gibson.
As they gloat over their exclusive interview with Gibson, we actually learn a few details on his character, described as “an evil genius, kind of like a Bond villain, but also a gourmet chef.” The actor was only on set a week shooting his scenes, but let’s hope it was full of his crazy side — something I wish his recent actioner Get the Gringo had more of. Check out the video below, along with a character poster featuring the excellent character actor William Sadler as Sheriff Doakes. [The Playlist]
Machete Kills, also starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba, will likely arrive by next summer.
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