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Robert Rodriguez to make "Machete" and a new "Predator" flick

Director

Robert Rodriguez

is officially the coolest guy on the planet.

According to

Variety

, he’s set to bring forth not one, but two films that are sure to make fanboys (like myself) gush.

The first is an expansion of his faux trailer “Machete” from the movie “Grindhouse” (he also directed the “Planet Terror” part of that double-feature).

The movie will star

Danny Trejo

(pictured) as what appears to be a Mexican agent who’s been double-crossed and is none too pleased about it.

Rodriguez has also penned a new “Predator” movie called “Predators.” He should excel as the creator of a “Predator” movie.

I’ve said for a while now that both the “Predator” and “Alien” franchises need to be divorced from each other.

2004’s “Alien vs. Predator” was mediocre at best. 2007’s “Aliens vs. Predator – Requiem” was basically a b-movie, which is okay if you accept it as such. Both franchises are capable of so much more.

I can’t wait to see these movies. Thanks, Rob!

Now if we could just get someone to make another “Alien” movie…

| Eric Winkler, ewinkler@kcstar.com

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