Taste This! Robert Rodriguez Q&A: ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ and What’s Wrong With TV (EW.com)

EW: How are you balancing that in the series? And once you open up the supernatural element can you get back to a crime story within the show?

RR: Yeah. Originally in the movie it wasn’t supposed to be that way. Quentin was hired by some special effects guys to do this story about a couple robbers who showed up in a Mexican bar and it was full of vampires. When Quentin went to write it he was so into his characters he kept delaying until he got to the bar. It was never supposed to be halfway. It became this hybrid and it was unsellable. Nobody could understand it. Nobody wanted it. Then Pulp Fiction hit and everybody wanted to make Quentin’s script, it didn’t matter. Originally they thought it was weird, you turn the page and there’s vampires! It makes no sense. Suddenly it became avant-garde, it’s two movies in one! We said, “Let’s go make it now while things are hot because they’ll never let us do it again.” For the TV show, I wanted it to be much more engrained. It’s a crime saga with supernatural elements in every episode. The supernatural element starts off small in the first episode, but the reveal when you get to the bar is so much more powerful because you’ve been getting seduced into it.

-From the attached EW.com interview with Robert Rodriguez By James Hibberd

Screen shot 2014-03-09 at 4.35.23 AMWe can’t WAIT to re-enter the mythology… which is why we’ve got to make a call to Comcast/Xfinity and try to get an answer from them on when the El Rey Network is going to show up. We don’t want to wait, and especially don’t want to watch something that takes place in the From Dusk Till Dawn universe on a damn laptop or iPad. Click on “View Original” on the lower left to sink your teeth into the entire EW.com interview–it’s a nice, juicy long piece by James Hibbard.

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Too bad THIS guy won’t be showing up in the series, though!

First Look: Machete Kills Amber Heard and Gets a Lapdance! (Dread Central)

Just to clarify,  Machete doesn’t actually kill Amber Heard. Even on the off-chance he does ending killing her character, we’re pretty sure her she doesn’t give him a lap dance AFTER she’s dead.* We thought we’d seen other stills from Machete Kills (behind-the-scenes ones and about 6 seconds of B-roll footage, featuring Trejo and Columbian sex bomb Sofia Vergaragentlemen, start your engines) but this must be the first official one.  Wow, Machete sure is popular with the ladies! Click on the big red link below to check it out.

First Look: Machete Kills Amber Heard and Gets a Lapdance! | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central.

 

Bom-chicka-bom bommm…

We loved reading quotes Mr. Trejo gave during interviews promoting Machete (2010) talking about his female co-stars  (sure wish we could find the one we’re gonna repeat). He said Lindsey Lohan was a complete professional and never late (I’m not a huge fan of hers, but somehow it was sort of refreshing to hear someone who worked with her say positive things), knew her lines, etc. He spoke of Jessica Alba‘s stunning beauty but damn near waxed poetic when it came to Michelle Rodriguez (as “Shè) .. “Michelle …she is like a tear from God’s eye.”

Can't argue with Mr. Trejo on that one.

Can’t argue with Mr. Trejo on that one.

Machete Kills had a release date in July, but last we heard, it has been bumped back to September 13th due to that stupid fucking lawsuit. We’ll let you know if we hear different, though!

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*Unless the plot descriptions we’ve read so far are wildly inaccurate, or we missed some BIG plot element that announced zombies would be involved.  She doesn’t look dead to us.

**of course, I think Lohan shot all her scenes over a few days since it was sort of an ensemble cast. Didn’t mind her in Machete, though!