Early 'Machete' trailer has message for Arizona

FILE - In this Aug. 9,2009 file photo showing Director Robert Rodriguez posing for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. Rodriguez cut an early trailer for his new film in response to Arizona's new immigration law. Fox won't release "Machete" until September, but Rodriguez posted a trailer online introduced by star Danny Trejo who says the clip has "a special Cinco de Mayo message to Arizona." (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg,File)

May 6, 2010 7:43:25 PM PDT
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 Aintitcool.com to commemorate Cinco de Mayo.


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