Sin City & Machete Sequel Update: Rodriguez Tricks Fans & Gives Insight On the Artistic Direction for Both Films
In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Director Robert Rodriguez discussed his two creative masterpieces, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Machete Kills, which starts production this summer. Robert Rodriguez’s discusses the direction he plans to take the Sin City sequel by stylizing it to match the comic book.
“I really held back the first time, because I didn’t know whether audiences would go for it. So it ended up looking like a real movie, but in black and white, with a few flourishes. This one is going to push way further towards the books. It’s going to shock and surprise people.”
Rodriguez also reveals that some “seriously big names” are set to come on board for the film, but nothing is set in stone. Clive Owen is rumored to reprise his role, and while Angelina Jolie is also a rumored prospect for the role of Ava Lord, but Rodriguez did not confirm or deny whether she is a candidate for the role. Instead he told Empire that Ava Lord’s:
” a great part for any actress. She’s completely diabolical with no mercy. She’s as evil as evil gets.”
Of course when the interview moved on to Machete Kills, Rodriguez wanted to clear up the synopsis revealed by him and the production team behind the film.
“That synopsis we put out is misdirection — it’s all fake. Machete is recruited by the President, that’s true, but there’s no cartel leader and the weapon in space is just one of our early story ideas. That said, there is still a space element, for sure. We’ve given the character a much bigger playground. It’s going to be like a James Bond movie, with a Bond-style villain.“
He also lets Empire know that Mel Gibson’s role will be crazy, and his villainous character that will have people talking.
“Mel’s just a badass. We have the same attorney and we’ve talked over the years about stuff we’re making. This won’t just be him grinning, doing bad-guy stuff. He’s going to do something with it that’ll really get people talking.”
Robert Rodriguez is really clearing up a lot of rumors about both of his films, and giving his fans a lot to look forward to. What do you think about the sequels to Sin City and Machete, will it live up to the hype?