Content courtesy of craveonline.com: Robert Rodriguez went from making ultra-low budget action movies to making modestly low budget action franchises that transformed him into a household name for film lovers anywhere. Now he has a television network all his own, El Rey, and he’s revisiting one of his earliest films to turn it into a headlining original series. The film: “From Dusk Till Dawn”, a 1996 horror-crime hybrid that starred George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino (who also wrote the screenplay).
In this CraveOnline Exclusive video from SXSW 2014, Robert Rodriguez explains why he went back to “From Dusk Till Dawn” in order to produce a TV series, his plans for every season, Quentin Tarantino’s reaction, how “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” will deviate from the original film, a promise to explain the unforgettable final shot of the movie, his upcoming special agent soccer player TV series “Matador,” his new Frank Frazetta museum (where you can see production art from his upcoming Fire & Ice remake), and more.
Check out his interview:
Who could replace George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Cheech Marin, Salma Hayek and John Hawkes? Some of the greatest and most popular talents of the turn of this century all united in 1996 for the kidnapping/vampire siege saga From Dusk Till Dawn, and now – nearly 20 years later – their beloved characters are returning to the small screen via director Robert Rodriguez and a cast of fresh, young faces. Zane Holtz (“Richie Gecko”), D.J. Cotrona (“Seth Gecko”), Wilmer Valderrama (“Carlos Madrigal”), Eiza Gonzalez (“Satanic Pandemonium”) and Lane Garrison (“Pete”) talk about “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”, the legacy of the original movie, getting covered in Don Johnson DNA, living up to the iconic sexiness of Salma Hayek’s striptease, the mindraping artistry of Robert Rodriguez and the birth of the El Rey Network.
Check out the interview with the cast:
“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” premieres on the El Rey Network on March 11, 2014.
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