It’s been a long and grueling wait, but it seems like we will finally get a chance to feast our eyes on the gritty and grey visual splendor that is the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For traier… tomorrow.Yes, this is an announcement about an announcement, because if the studio were so reckless as to just show you the trailer without warning us about its impending launch on their Facebook page, robbing us all of the opportunity to gird ourselves for the movement of the earth that we are all standing on, it might cause hearts to burst like a sat upon water balloon from the shock of it all. Really, they’re just trying to avoid a Scrooged situation.

Anyway, we’re about to get unequivocal proof of life for a film that has seemed like an empty promise for almost a decade and I’m excited. The original Sin City pre-dated the supposed grim realism of the Nolanverse (barely, Sin came out in April of 2005, Batman Begins came out in June) and Marvel studios’ march to glory. Before those films changed the game, Sin City moved the fence posts a little.

Was it a landmark achievement? Not necessarily. It wasn’t even much more than a modest financial hit at the time, but Sin City is a damn fine film and visually arresting in the way that it steps right out of the pages of the comic. If the second chapter can accomplish half of what its predecessor did from a creative standpoint, we’ll all be lucky to have our stubs in our pockets and our popcorn in our laps on opening night. If Sin City: A Dame to Kill For rides the wave of nerd/geek/comic excitement to a booming box office, it might be another win for those who  advocate an uptick in R rated comic book movies, assuming this one carries the rating of its predecessor.

Time will tell, but for now, all I can do is give you hope for tomorrow and this synopsis. Enjoy.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For weaves together two of Frank Miller’s classic stories with new tales in which the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants. In Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Dwight is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord, and then watches his life go straight to hell. Chronologically, this story takes place prior to “The Big Fat Kill” (featured in the film Frank Miller’s Sin City) and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For stars Mickey Rourke as Marv, Jessica Alba as Nancy, Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Rosario Dawson as Gail and Jaime King as Goldie/Wendy. New cast members include: Eva Green as Ava Lord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny, Dennis Haysbert as Manute, Christopher Meloni as Mort, Jeremy Piven as Bob, Stacy Keach as Wallenquist, Jamie Chung as Miho, Ray Liotta as Joey, Juno Temple as Sally, Julia Garner as Marcy, and Josh Brolin as Dwight. The film arrives on August 22nd.

You wait right here until tomorrow when we post the trailer. Don’t you leave us!

Source: Comic Book Movie

Category: Comics, Film

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