More Agent Sands? Director Robert Rodriguez says he'd like to do OUATIM sequels

While hosting a panel on his soon-to-be-released film GRINDHOUSE at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, director Robert Rodriguez confided that he would love to do a trilogy of films based around Johnny Depp’s blind gunman character from ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, Agent Sands. “ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO is the first one in series with the Blind Gunman,” Rodriguez ezplained to IGN’s Eric Moro, “where you do two more sequels, which would be Once Upon a Time in Mexico 2 and 3 [. . . .] So I thought, ‘That would be really cool if I could do that.'”

Rodriguez tested the idea on Johnny while they were filming. “I cut together a trailer of some footage I had of Johnny Depp walking blind one night while we were doing ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO,” Rodriguez said. “I had Johnny come down to the edit room and I said, ‘Hey, check this out.’ And I did the voiceover for it while he was walking and I added music, and I said, ‘The man with no eyes is back. ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO PART TWO!’ And Johnny goes, ‘I’m there.’ And I just thought, ‘Wow.'”

Adds Rodriguez, “I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to doing that, but I think it would be cool. I have all kinds of adventures for him.” We think it would be cool, too–here’s hoping it happens someday! Many thanks to DeepinDepp and Theresa for posting the story on the Zone’s News & Views forum. –Part-Time Poet

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