Robert Rodriguez Announces New Movies

Robert Rodriguez arrives at the National Hispanic Media 14th Annual NHMC Impact Awards Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on February 25, 2011.       UPI /Laura Cavanaugh

Robert Rodriguez announced that he is planning sequels to “Sin City” and “Machete” at Comic-Con Thursday, the Associated Press reported.

The 43-year-old filmmaker said the “Sin City 2” script is being refined, while “Machete” may see two sequels, one of which will be set in space.

“Even if we don’t get to three, I’m at least making the trailer for three because it’s so good,” Rodriguez told the crowd of 6,500 fans at the San Diego Convention Center. “Machete goes into space! It’s like ‘Moonraker.’”

He also discussed “Spy Kids 4,” his latest film to hit theaters, which will be released in “4-D” next month. According to Rodriguez, the fourth dimension in the movie-going experience is “smell-o-vision,” which will allow audience members to experience scents corresponding with the film on a card they receive at the box office.

“When a number flashes on screen, you scratch that number and you smell it, and whatever they’re smelling on screen, you smell in the audience,” he explained. “There’s sweet smells and bad smells—because we have a baby and we have a dog—and it’s really fun.”

Rodriguez previously kept the announcements to himself, reserving them for Comic-Con. He naturally identifies with pop-culture fans, he says.

“If I’m standing in line all that time, I want to hear something good,” he told the AP.

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