Great competition and final trailer for Machete

With the release of Machete a little over a week away Sony Pictures have sent over a brand new trailer for the movie which features some never-before-seen footage of Danny Trejo and co.

The film, which is co-directed by Ethan Manquis and Robert Rodriguez, is based on a fake trailer from the Quentin Tarantino and Rodriguez’ double-header Grindhouse, and sees Trejo play Machete, a rogue former Mexican undercover agent who is on the lam in Texas after a blow-out with a drug lord, played by Steven Seagal.

Sony Pictures are also running a cool competition via the official UK & Ireland Facebook page for the film. The competition, which is titled ‘Go Grindhouse’, challenges fans of the page to create a ‘Grindhouse’ style movie poster for a film of their choice. contestants can then upload it to the page for a chance to win a Playstation 3. I like this idea a lot. Hopefully more studios will run promotions like this.

Machete is out November 26th. Mark your calendars!


Machete (Danny Trejo) a renegade former Mexican Federale, roaming the streets of Texas after a shakedown from drug lord Torrez (Steven Seagal). Reluctantly, Machete takes an offer from spin doctor Benz (Jeff Fahey) to assassinate McLaughlin (Robert De Niro) a corrupt Senator. Double crossed and on the run Machete braves the odds with the help of Luz (Michelle Rodriguez), a saucy taco slinger, Padre (Cheech Marin) his “holy” brother, and April (Lindsay Lohan) a socialite with a penchant for guns. All while being tracked by Sartana (Jessica Alba), a sexy ICE agent with a special interest in the blade slinger.