Danny Trejo is a Bad-Ass!

 

Upon reading the title to this article, the common response may be, ‘Tell us something we don’t know.’ After spending nearly twenty years languishing in gang member, convict or “isn’t-that-the-guy-from?” roles, Danny ‘Machete’ Trejo is finally getting his time in the spotlight. Slashfilm.com posted the trailer for his newest film, Bad-Ass, last weekend and damn does it look…well…bad ass. Who says there’s no truth in advertising?

 

 

Trejo portrays retired Vietnam vet, Frank Vega. He’s a lean, mean, Social Security collecting, fighting machine based loosely on real life fanny-pack rocking bus vigilante Thomas Bruso aka the YouTube phenom, Epic Beard Man from back in 2010. While the real Bruso, seemed a little less ‘with it’ and something more of menace back in Oakland, CA. Trejo’s character however is depicted as far more of an anti-hero determined to get his Bronson on after his best friend Klondike (you heard right, Klondike) is killed and the police cannot or will not find his friend’s killer.

The teaser trailer boosts a lot of action scenes featuring Trejo kicking ass and taking names all over the City of Angels. The film looks very reminiscent of recent low-budget grindhouse films like Hobo With a Shotgun, Dear God No! and Trejo’s own nacho cheese spectacular, Machete, which is just fine by me.

Charles S. ‘Roc’ Dutton and Ron ‘Hellboy’ Perlman are also along for the ride. Bad Ass does not have a release date yet.

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About Dorjan Williams

Dorjan Javas Williams has been in Film/Video production for 8+ years. Starting out as an intern and then a production assistant for several production companies in the Miami area, he has worked on set for all types of productions ranging from independent films, student films, music videos, documentaries, commercials, red carpet events and reality shows. Over the years, he has followed his passion to Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Chicago, Tampa even London. Recently, he has even taken on the role of production supervisor and instructor at two South Florida institutions, the Miami Film School and Miami Media School. As Production Supervisor, he assisted the film students in helping them prepare, develop, shoot and edit their short films as well as, helping them verify their film shoot locations, permits, props, release forms, cast and shot lists. Then as Instructor, he taught students Filmmaking and Production which included camera, lighting, sound, pre-production, script review and casting. As of Spring 2014, Dorjan has produced, written, directed and edited 4 short films, of which 3 have won awards from local film festivals for Audience Favorite. He is currently working on completing his first anthology series, See No Evil. His objective is to ultimately fulfill his dream of becoming a full-time 'anthology' writer/director, by producing films and short films series series that present different stories and characters within each episode or season. He can be contacted here.