Is Robert Rodriguez Recruiting Quentin Tarantino For His Next Project?
By Denny Directo
It's been seven years since Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino teamed up together for the Grindhouse double feature: Planet Terror and Death Proof. Needless to say, fans are chomping at the bit for another collaboration.
ETonline recently caught up with auteur director on the set of Matador, the flagship drama on the El Rey Network which he co-founded, to find out if he'd ever recruit his longtime pal and frequent collaborator to develop a show for the network.
Rodriguez is directing the season finale of Matador for the network, which received a 13-episode second season renewal before the series even premiered opening countless opportunities for the cable channel's spy thriller.
"It wraps up a lot of things and leaves you wanting season two," Rodriguez says of the finale. "We have to set up for that. Things end in disarray so that you want things to come back together."
The series stars Gabriel Luna as Tony “Matador” Bravo, a soccer star living a double life as a secret DEA agent. The young actor admits working with Rodriguez is a one-of-a-kind experience.
“Robert is just an outlaw,” Luna says. “He’s the Miles Davis of movies, just top to bottom cool.”
After Matador and El Rey's first original series, From Dusk Till Dawn TV series, the third gem for the network is The Director's Chair. The interview series features Rodriguez discussing the art of filmmaking with fellow directors such as John Carpenter, Guillermo Del Toro and of course, Tarantino.
"We talked for five hours so we had to make two episodes out of it," Rodriguez explained. "It's amazing you really get to learn the creative process and the inside stuff that you would never find out any other way."
So maybe it is only a matter of time before the directors cook up another masterpiece together.
The season finale of Matador airs tonight at 9pm on El Rey. Watch the video for a sneak peek at tonight's episode.