Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Machete takes on Arizona

UPDATE: The Associated Press provides some context

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is no fan of Arizona's controversial new immigration law, and he cut a special trailer of his new action film to make the point.

Fox won't release "Machete" until September, but Rodriguez posted a trailer online Wednesday introduced by star Danny Trejo, who says the clip has "a special Cinco de Mayo message to Arizona."

The two-minute trailer touches on themes of illegal immigration and shows Trejo being tricked by a shady senator, then seeking revenge on the lawmaker. The clip shows Trejo wielding knives and costars Robert DeNiro, Cheech Marin and Lindsay Lohan brandishing high-powered weapons.

Fox spokesman Chris Petrikin says the clip is not a theatrical trailer, but something Rodriguez put together for movie fan site to commemorate Cinco de Mayo.