Actor Danny Trejo’s next project is Machete Kills, the follow-up to 2010’s Machete, and during a recent interview the actor revealed that Star Trek’s Zoe Saldana will be joining him (and kissing him) in the sequel. Details over the fold.
Zoe cuts in to Machete 2
Machete Kills, the sequel to the 2010 action film Machete, begins filming in less than a month, but this is the first time Star Trek’s Zoe Saldana has been mentioned as part of the cast. The film is being produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and once again stars Danny Trejo. In a new interview with Moviehole.net, Trejo let the Saldana news spill, saying
“The sequel to Machete, Machete Kills is going to be a lot more over-the-top than Machete. We’ve got Sofia Vergara, who is a star in her own right, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, and Zoe Saldana – and guess what? I get to kiss all of ‘em.”
Poster for "Machete" – Zoe Saldana on board for the sequel
Before 2013’s Star Trek sequel hits theaters, Zoe’s next film is the romantic drama The Words, about a "writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man’s work." The Words is scheduled to hit theaters this September 21.
Zoe is also filming two other projects: Blood Ties (release date TBA) and Out of the Furnace (2013). Zoe will also reprise her role as Neytiri in Avatar 2, which is expected to hit theaters in 2015. But with films like The Losers, Columbiana, and now Machete Kills, Saldan seems to gravitate more and more to action movies these days.
Zoe in last year’s "The Losers"