Austin American-Statesman - - SATURDAY BRIEFING -

Austin filmmaker Robert Ro­driguez un­veiled his new movie, “Ma­chete,” on a street corner in San Diego as part of Comic-Con.

Ro­driguez showed about seven min­utes of footage at an out­door party Thurs­day night.

Stars Danny Trejo and Michelle Ro­driguez were on hand for the cel­e­bra­tion. The film also stars Robert De Niro, Jes­sica Alba, Steven Sea­gal, Don John­son and Lind­say Lo­han.

The writer-di­rec­tor said “Ma­chete” is a film of and for the fans, who clam­ored for a full-length movie af­ter see­ing a trailer in 2007’s “Grindhouse.”

“I was never go­ing to go be­yond the trailer,” he said.

“Ma­chete” opens in Septem­ber. ComicCon con­tin­ues through Sun­day.

Robert Ro­driguez

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