Uh oh. Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills is in some serious trouble. The producers of the film have taken action against the filmmaker’s production company, and are looking to kill the film.
The Overnight Production producers, who also happen to own Robert Rodriguez’s Machete sequel, have filed a $2 million lawsuit against the filmmaker’s production company, Quick Draw Productions. Overnight is claiming that they were not provided with Texas’ tax credit information as was required under their agreement with Quick Draw.
If the Overnight producers get their way, they could stop the release of the film, which Open Road has already acquired for distribution.
Overnight also claims that Quick Draw failed and refused to provide the required budget information to them, and thus they were unable to determine the producer fee with respect to the sequel.
You can read the full lawsuit here.
Machete Kills brings back Danny Trejo as the titular ex-federale and follows him as he gets recruited by the U.S. government to take down a cartel leader and stop an arms dealer from launching a deadly missile.
The film also stars Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara, Lady GaGa, Vanessa Hudgens, Charlie Sheen, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Alexa Vega, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Demian Bichir.
The film is expected to hit theaters in 2013.