We were curious to see if Fox was going to pick up Machete Kills, as they distributed the first film, but it has just been announced that Open Road Films acquired the movie for US distribution. Open Road had a huge win with The Grey earlier this year, and is releasing a number of upcoming titles, including Silent Hill: Revelation 3D later this month.
According to Deadline, the plan is for a wide theatrical release some time in 2013. Machete Kills features the return of Danny Trejo, along with the appearances from Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Sofia Vergara, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Zoe Saldana, Jessica Alba, Charlie Sheen, Alexa Vega, Lady Gaga, William Sadler, Electra Avellan, and Elise Avellan.
Although Robert Rodriguez previously mentioned that the synopsis was outdated and purposely false, this is still being used as the official synopsis: “Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent MACHETE, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.”
We’ll keep an eye out on more information related to the plot, but will have plenty of new details in the coming months. Here is the first official photo from the movie: