Chopping up baddies at the age of 66 arm-in-arm with Michelle Rodriguez, Danny Trejo may be the most badass man alive eligible for senior discounts at Applebees.
The L.A. Times' 24 Frames
blog (via Cinematical
) sat down with Danny Trejo
recently to discuss his first foray into action hero superstardom with Machete
, opening Friday. The bulk of that story seems to be under embargo until later in the week, but a handful of ancillary details about what lies ahead for Trejo did emerge. Although the man was mum on details concerning when it would occur, Trejo says that he's planning to pair up with eye patched Machete
co-star Michelle Rodriguez
for Frankie Latina
's new indie film, Skinny Dip
. Setting aside the obvious images that brings to mind of this veritable beauty and the beast in the buff, bathing, the movie will be about a woman who kills a police officer and is set to be produced, maybe even co-directed, by Trejo's 22-year-old son, Gilbert.
With the related trio of the father/son Trejo pair plus second cousin Robert Rodriguez
it occurs to me that we may be seeing the emergence of the first Mexican-American cinema family to rival the likes of the Coppola and Sheen/Estevez families--only about a thousand times more cartoonishly violent and fun. Most of all, I'm intensely jealous of the young Gilbert, who grew up on the sets of his father's multitude of action schlock. I mean, it's entirely possible the kid learned to walk while his father was shooting Maniac Cop 2
and said his first words on the Burbank soundstage of Whore
. No fair...