Machete Kills is the latest movie from Robert Rodriguez to get pushed back.
It hasn’t been a very good week for fans of the Planet Terror director. Just as folks were coming to terms with the fact that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For won’t hit theaters until 2014, news arrived that another Rodriguez sequel is getting pushed around.
Cinema Blend reports Machete Kills won’t hit cinemas on September 13 as originally planned. Instead, the follow-up to the ridiculously enjoyable 2010 grindhouse throwback will attempt to dazzle moviegoers on November 4. The delay is only a month, but it’s still disappointing to those who’d hoped to see the flick in September.
Although it’s unclear why Dimension moved the Sin City sequel to August of 2014, there might be a good reason why Machete Kills was postponed until November.
The Hollywood Reporter points out that Robert Rodriguez’s sequel would have faced some strong competition on September 13. The film would have squared off against Insidious Chapter 2 and Luc Besson’s The Family.
However, the new November date doesn’t mean Machete Kills has the box office all to itself. The film will now go up against the highly-anticipated George Clooney and Sandra Bullock flick Gravity. Metallica Through the Never also drops that weekend, though it will only hit a handful of theaters.
The Inquisitr reported earlier this week about Dimension’s decision to push Sin City: A Dame to Kill For into next year. Fans have been waiting years to see the follow-up on the big screen, so news of the delay was certainly a shock.
In other rescheduling news, the Jason Statham flick Homefront also has a brand new release date. According to The Celebrity Cafe, the Sylvester Stallone-penned thriller will now arrive in theaters across North America on November 27. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than by watching the Expendables star beat people up.
Machete Kills stars Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Carlos Estevez, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demián Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror, and Mel Gibson. Are you disappointed the flick is getting postponed until November?