'El Mariachi' Star Leads UK Action Horror REDCON-1

It’s been a while since actor Carlos Gallardo prolifically broke out in Robert Rodriguez’s 1992 Mexican spaghetti classic, El Mariachi. Nowadays, and long since starring in several Rodriguez helmers on top of others, you’ll likely find his name popping up a bit more with news now confirming his starring and producing role next to producer Kevin Eastman of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame for the new sci-fi action horror, Redcon-1.

The folks at Epic Pictures have been shopping the film at Cannes marking helmer Chee Keong Cheong’s third turn at the director’s chair since the 2007 martial arts brawler, Underground and Bodyguard: A New Beginning in 2009. The project has been brewing for a few years now up to recent weeks in which filming set course in the U.K., with a story revolving around an octet of Special Forces on a suicide mission to rescue a scientist following a deadly viral outbreak.

Gallardo is joining Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist and Strike Back series co-star Koieyama Akira, actress and co-star of upcoming martial arts thriller, Karate Kill, former WWE/TNA wrestler Katarina Leigh Waters and Martyn Ford, bodybuilder and starring villain opposite Scott Adkins in upcoming martial arts thriller, Boyka: Undisputed. Rounding out the cast are actor Cheong cohort, actor and co-producer Mark Strange, and actors Oris Erhuero, Joshua Dickinson and Michael Sheehan.

H/T: Deadline