Open Road Films announced today that Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills will be released in theaters on September 13. Screen Gems' Battle of the Year and Lionsgate's I, Frankenstein are also scheduled to be released on that date.
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Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Machete Kills, directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Mel Gibson.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez from a screenplay by Kyle Ward and based on a story by Marcel Rodriguez and Robert Rodríguez, Machete Kills is the sequel to the 2010 hit film Machete - which has built a devoted legion of fans since its release - and is the second film in a trilogy. The film is produced by Robert Rodriguez, along with Aaron Kaufman and Iliana Nikolic through their QuickDraw Productions banner, as well as Sergei Bespalov of Aldamisa Films, Alexander Rodnyansky of AR Films, and Rick Schwartz of Overnight Films.
The film is expected to have a wide release in 2013.