Belfast Telegraph

Trejo wants Connery for Machete 2

Danny Trejo wants to up the ante and sign 007 for the Machete sequel.

"Sean Connery maybe, it'd have to be someone unbelievable!" the actor laughed when talking about who his dream cast would be for the follow up to the B movie-style hit.

"It's going to be unbelievable. I know it man, Robert [Rodriguez] has a way of out doing himself," the actor insisted whilst promoting his new movie Death Race 2.

"I asked Robert 'what about Machete Kills? When are you going to write it?' and he said 'it's wrote' so we're just waiting for the right time," Danny explained.

He went on: "Everybody kept saying that I was the lead and I was like 'How do you call yourself the lead when Robert De Niro is in this movie?'

All these people are iconic and so when De Niro came on the scene, because I had done Heat with him years before, he went 'Hey you, it's your leading role!' and I looked him right in the eyes and I said 'Can I get you some coffee Mr De Niro?' What are you going to say? He's an amazing man."

The actor added: "Robert Rodriguez has this way of bringing people together and I think Death Race 2 did the same thing - it brought all these people that just really fit."

Brit actors Luke Goss and Sean Bean star alongside Danny in Death Race 2, a prequel to both the 1975 film Death Race 2000 and Jason Statham's 2008 Death Race.

:: Death Race 2 is out on DVD and Blu-ray today (Dec 27).


From Belfast Telegraph