Some of the best news to hit the movie industry this year has just been announced – that Sin City 2 is officially set to go. They’ve been talking about this one ever since the first Sin City was released way back in 2005, and it looks like they’re finally ready. Dimension Films has sent out the official press release (see below) which makes it, well, official now.
The first film, based on Frank Miller’s iconic series of graphic novels, was an amazing piece of dark fiction that told a set of interrelated tales that took place in a city populated by some of the darkest characters one would ever hope not to meet. It became so well-known because of its unique visual style and the way it was put together that it has since become a cult classic.
The title for the new film is Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and it will bring back both Miller and Robert Rodriguez as writers and directors. No bad rip-off, money-making scam here – this is the real deal with the original crew. The press release even mentions a bit about including many of the old actors, which means we may have the chance to get some more Marv.
Just a quick run-through of the press release reveals a number of names that generate excitement. With so much talent onboard, fans of the original are looking at a serious pile of awesome coming their way in the near future.
And here, for your perusal, is a copy of the press release:
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
ROBERT RODRIGUEZ AND FRANK MILLER TO BEGIN PRODUCTION ON THEIR MUCH ANTICIPATED SEQUEL TO 2005‘SSINCITYENTITLED “FRANK MILLER’SSINCITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR”
Robert Rodriguez’s Quick Draw Productions and Alexander Rodnyansky’s AR Films partner with Dimension Films on historic sequel
AUSTIN, TX (12 April 2012) — Filmmakers Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, along with producer Alexander Rodnyansky, have announced that production will commence on the highly anticipated sequel to 2005’s Sin City, entitled Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. The film will be produced by AR Films and Quick Draw Productions, financed through AR Films U.S and released domestically by Dimension Films.
“The first question I am always asked is “When will you make anotherSinCity? ,” said Rodriquez. “I have wanted to re-team with Frank Miller and return to the world he created since the day we wrapped the original, but have felt a duty to the fans to wait until we had something truly exceptional that would meet and exceed what have become epic expectations. A Dame To Kill For will certainly be worth the wait.”
SinCitycreator, screenwriter and co-director Frank Miller said, “The firstSinCityknocked out audiences who had never seen anything like it before. Robert Rodriguez and I are going to shake things up and deliver a ferocious film experience that is going to go even further than the first.“
The script and details of the film’s story have been kept tightly under wraps. Casting will begin next week, with many of the original cast expected to return. The film, a Quick Draw Production, will be produced by Rodriguez and producing partners Aaron Kaufman and Iliana Nikolic; and by Alexander Rodnyansky and Sergei Bespalov and Stephen L’Hereux. Miller, The Weinstein Company’s Harvey and Bob Weinstein and Miramax’s Adam Fields will act as executive producers.SinCity: A Dame to Kill For was developed by Frank Miller based upon his graphic novel, with a screenplay by Frank Miller and Academy Award winner William Monahan (The Departed). The film is expected to begin production this summer at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios inAustin,Texas.
Alexander Rodnyansky said, “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Robert Rodriguez and Quick Draw Productions. It is a rare opportunity to produce and finance a film with the high profile and enormous fan base of theSinCityfranchise. AR FIlms will be managing worldwide sales ofSinCity: A Dame to Kill For, as well as Robert’s Machete Kills at the Cannes Film Festival in May.”
Theoriginal SinCitywas brought to the screen by Rodriguez and Miller and released by Dimension in 2005, and proved to be a landmark step forward in filmmaking, breaking ground with immersive green screen to create its iconic stylish look. The first film, released on April 1, 2005, grossed over $160 million (US) worldwide and is a consistently strong home video and television performer.
“Audiences have been clamoring for Sin City 2 with Robert and Frank for a long time and trust me, it will be worth the wait,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. “This will be my 11th collaboration with Robert in 16 years and he’s become a great friend. I look forward to continuing our long lasting relationship and partnering on more projects in the future.”
Seriously, does it get any better than this?
Thanks over at slashfilm for letting us in on the awesome.