In a presentation he gave a couple weeks back at Comic Con, Robert Rodriguez had some encouraging news about potential sequels to some of his most beloved works. He said that the long-awaited Sin City sequel was a distinct possibility, as long as he could squeeze it in sometime by the end of the year, that a sequel to the B-movie schlock-fest Machete was definitely in the works, with rumblings of a third one already going down, and that it was all going to be possible because of his new company Quick Draw Productions, which will allow him to quickly put together, fund, and film movies without having to deal with all the typical red tape of the studio system.
Just a few weeks later, Rodriguez already has an update on how all of his best laid plans surrounding Quick Draw productions are going, and it looks like they’re very quickly paying off in just the ways he hoped they would. We Got This Covered had a chat with Rodriguez, mostly about Spy Kids 4 and smell-o-vision and all of that nonsense, but they managed to also briefly question him on the development of projects that I’m actually interested in, namely Sin City 2 and Machete 2. Rodriguez said, “Sin City 2 is going good, we’re just finishing the script for that, we already got the money. We have everything we need so we can just start shooting as soon as we get the pages. And it’s the same thing for Machete 2. We’ve already got the budget, just waiting for the script. As soon as we’re finished writing we get to start the shoot.”
If Rodriguez is really able to get funding in place before he’s even completed scripts, then his new approach to moviemaking has made him some sort of Hollywood Jedi. This has got to be seen as great news for fans of the Sin City franchise, as the talk was if he couldn’t get that one moving soon, it would probably be shelved indefinitely. And, you know, more Danny Trejo killing people and sexing ladies is pretty sweet too. Hopefully Rodriguez spends more time getting these scripts finished than he does figuring out what new gimmick he can layer on top of a Spy Kids 5. After doing both 3D and smell-o-vision, the only sense he has left to titillate for that one is taste, and tasting Spy Kids is a possibility I just don’t want to think about.