'Grindhouse' trailer inspires 'Machete'


Movie: "Machete"

When: Opening Friday at local theaters

Cast: Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan

Directors: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez

The story: A renegade ex-federale, hired to assassinate a corrupt U.S. senator, goes gunning for revenge when he discovers he's the target of a deadly double-cross.

The buzz: For many audience members, the best part of 2007's "Grindhouse" wasn't the double feature (Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" and Robert Rodriguez's "Planet Terror") but the hilarious trailers for such make-believe coming attractions as "Werewolf Women of the SS," "Thanksgiving" and this action-packed exploitation flick, the first "Grindhouse" trailer (so far) to inspire an actual movie.

 

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