The 69-year-old Mexican American actor known for his tough guy characters is reprising his role in Bad Ass in the sequel Bad Asses.
The first trailer sees Trejo’s character, old street hero Frank Vega, dodging bullets and blowing up a helicopter as he attempts to bring down a drug lord.
Bad Asses picks up where the first film left off… Frank opens a community center where he coaches young boxers. When his prized student is found dead, he finds himself in one life-threatening predicament after another. But this time, he’s bringing in backup, Bernie Pope (Danny Glover).
Craig Moss returns as the film’s director, while Andrew Divoff has been cast as the main villain.
Other cast members include Jacqueline Obradors, Charlie Carver and Jonathan Lipnicki.
The sequel is set for a DVD release sometime in 2014.
He’s played a baddie in films like Spy Kids, Desperado and Machete… But now Danny Trejo’s ready to star as a badass crime fighter.
The 67-year-old Mexican-American actor is starring in Bad Ass, a film that centers on a bearded man who isn’t afraid to deliver some serious street justice even though he’s old.
Trejo stars as Frank Vega, a Vietnam War vet who returns home only to be shunned by society. It’s not until forty years later when an incident on a commuter bus, where he protects an old black man from a pair of skinheads, makes him a local hero. When video of him punching the men hits the internet, he becomes a celebrated viral star and crime fighter.
The film is based on Epic Beard Man, an Oakland bus rider who encountered a similar situation, including delivering a whooping and becoming a viral video star.