Fox Wields a Machete

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Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that 20th Century Fox has bested five other studios in a bidding war to distribute Robert Rodriguez' Machete, a feature-length extrapolation of the fake trailer Rodriguez made for the 2007 release of Grindhouse.

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Apparently, the six studios involved in the bid were shown 15 to 30 minutes of footage from the film, the price starting at $9 million with a healthy profit sharing from the theatrical and back-end grosses. Fox's win is significant in the fact that they're due to release Rodriguez' Predators, a restart of the Predator franchise, this July, which would suggest the studio is cultivating a relationship with the filmmaker.

To get your own taste of Machete before it hits theaters on April 16, check out the Machete trailer in our video gallery!

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Machete Quotes

I absolve you of all your sins. Now get the fuck out.

Padre Benito del Toro

Machete don't text.


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Not just anyone can disembowel their enemy, yank out his intestines and jump out of a window, only to use said intestines as a rope to...

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