There’s some new images and information making the Internet rounds for directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s second film in the Sin City franchise, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. We get our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character Johnny, Jessica Alba‘s super-sexy-dancer Nancy, and Mickey Rourke‘s tough as nails Marv. (more…)
sin city 2: A Dame to Kill For
Robert Rodriguez, director of the star-studded follow up to his adaptation of the popular Frank Miller graphic novel: Sin City, is keeping fans abreast of developments via his Twitter account. Above is a shot from Sin City: A Dame To Kill For of Josh Brolin–who has apparently seen better days. Below is the same shot prior to a generous sprinkling of VFX fairy dust.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stacy Keach, Christopher Meloni, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Jeremy Piven and Jamie Chung. It’s due in theatres on October 4th.
Playboy Playmate Crystal McCahill posted a picture of her upcoming character poster for her role as one of the “Girls of Old Town” in Frank Miller‘s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Based on the comic created by Miller the film stars Rosario Dawson, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Jamie King who are reprising their Sin City (2005) roles in the film with the addition of Clive Owen as “Dwight McCarthy” and Jamie Chung and Dennis Haysbert who are taking over the roles played by Devon Aoki and Michael Clarke Duncan.
The plot for Sin City 2 is comprised of the stories A Dame To Kill For, Just Another Saturday Night, and a new one Frank Miller wrote called The Long, Bad Night, that centers on Alba‘s character Nancy Callahan. She’ll be the connectting factor between the two films.
The movie is set to hit theater screens on October 4th, 2013. Just wait until the actual marketing team gets going, we’re sure to see lots more character and production set material then.
Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For – you know you wanna see it. I am eagerly awaiting this sequel to the 2005 movie that made me pee my pants with delight. Many of the original cast have already pledged their souls to the new project and it looks like production will be moving ahead soon. As a matter of fact, Rosario Dawson (Gail from the original) talked a bit about the new film in an interview with MTV News.
About the production start date:
I’m not sure if I’m supposed to say that, but I’m going to say November, I’m going to be honest and put it out there.
A bit of a tease as to what’s to come:
It’s sort of a prequel to the ‘SinCity’ we’ve already watched, so you’ll understand the references we were making in that one. The new face thing, all of that stuff, it’ll be very interesting.
And then this mysterious statement:
You might have to figure out which one’s me at some point. We’re going to play with that.
If you have an urge to listen to what Dawson had to say instead of just reading it, check out the video below.
The movie has a current release date of October 4th, 2013, so we have just over a year to wait. In the meanwhile, I will be trying not to soil too many pairs of pants in anticipation.
Thanks to SuperHeroHype for the info.
With two very high profile sequels in the works, the question remains. How much of A Dame to Kill For (aka Sin City 2) and Machete Kills will be directed by Robert Rodriguez? Well, while promoting the Blu-ray/DVD release of Roadracers he says he’ll be in the big chair for most of both, if not all!
With both movies entering production soon there was some concern about Rodriguez being able to helm the two of them, but as he told THR, this are looking good.
“We’re checking to see if there’s going to be the need for another director if I have to go off and do Sin City … Machete looks like it’s going to go pretty quickly so it’s possible that I will direct the whole thing.”
Rodriguez shared the directors chair on the first Machete movie with Ethan Maniquis, but this time around he really plans to direct the whole thing.
“There’s so much of it that I want to direct I’ll probably end up directing the whole thing, but if I have to step off, I’m going to try and shoot all of the actors and all of the main sequences. But it’s such a fun movie, and it just came out even more fun than I could have imagined.”
I am sure the common consensus out there is ‘f*ck Machete, dump it if you have to… just make a second Sin City movie, damn it.‘
crap. I think he heard you.
Robert Rodriquez and Frank Miller announced that they would start filming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For this summer. Rodriquez talked with MTV about the casting in progress:
“We still have to cast. I’m shooting ‘Machete’ next month, and we go right into ‘Sin City.’ It might overlap, but we haven’t done any casting yet, except for the people who we know are already in it and returning. ‘A Dame to Kill For,’ all those people come back. I just had lunch with Mickey [Rourke] this weekend. He’s all excited to come back, but he’s probably the first one. I saw Rosario [Dawson] too. I ran into her for something else, and she’s pumped. They’ve always been excited about doing another one, so that will be fun.”
The big question is “What about Angelina Jolie?” who has been rumored across the Internet for the title role since thoughts about the possible sequel began. Really, who else would be a better Dame to kill for? Rodriquez discussed this as well:
“I haven’t even gotten to meet with her yet about it or discuss with Frank about who we would want to go with or talk to first. That’s a fun process, but that probably won’t happen in the next month.”
What do you think? Of course there are other great candidates for this role besides Jolie . . . but who would they be?
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.
Robert Rodriguez, despite his busy schedule, took time out to grace the stage of SXSW in Austin, Texas and announce that he will start filming for Sin City 2 along with other new projects in the works. After 7 years of rumors and speculation, we get word from on high that Sin City 2 is a go. Rodriguez ended his news on Sin City by assuring fans that filming for Sin City 2 would start shooting this year, around the summer, after he’s finished filming Machete Kills which starts in April.
Casting for both Machete Kills and Sin City 2 have not been set in stone, but Rodriguez assures SXSW goers that the stars in discussion for both films “will be of the same caliber and eclecticism as the first films, which featured Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Lindsay Lohan, Josh Hartnett, Don Johnson, and Steven Seagal.” The other news coming from Rodriguez, is the creation his new company Quickdraw Animation, which will be separate from his film company Troublemaker Productions and will focus on creating CG animated featured films.
The first films Quickdraw Animation will be developing Heavy Metal and a family film, which have scripts and are both at the storyboard and pre-production phase. Rodriguez went on to divulge that he has found a way to “streamline the animation process that will greatly shrink the amount of time it takes to produce one…he will keep a core group of 6-8 animators in his Austin-based Troublemaker Studios to mastermind all the story and visual elements before using sister companies to finish the animation.”
While the local Texan in me is glad for the possibility of new jobs being created for all the struggling artists out there, I’m not completely sold on the Animation company being capable of cutting down the time it will take to make a a feature-length animated film. If you look at Animation company’s like Pixar, and Universal Studios take longer than a two or three years to produce a high caliber animated film, but I guess Rodriguez is betting on the “Everything is bigger in Texas” motto to quantify projects being done faster and better.
Robert Rodriguez entered H Hall stage at San Diego Comic-Con, and came ready to blow people’s minds. Even though people are already aware of his involvement with bringing Heavy Metal to theaters, he made some other exciting announcements on other film projects that are sure to make fans of his chuckle, and a good bit excited!
Rodriguez made sure to immediately thank his fans for all the support on his most recent film, Machete. He said that because of their support and great DVD sales, a sequel and plausible third film, have been green lit for production. The sequel for Machete will be titled Machete Kills, which was released at the end of the first film. If that film does as well as the first in the box-office, then he would really like to make a third film titled Machete Kills Again….“In Space”. Yeah you heard right, and yes he did say that. Of course, it is unsure as to whether he stated this jokingly or if he’s serious, but for now it isn’t too much to worry about.
Rodriguez then began to talk about Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For, and said that if it happens it’ll more than likely start this year. It’ll feature three stories, one of which is the title, A Dame to Kill For, while the other two will be two new tales by Frank Miller. The only thing he revealed about these two new stories is that one of them will be titled The Long Bad Night, and if he gets to shoot the movie he’ll be doing it in 3D.
Finally Rodriguez’s new company Quick Draw, plans to team up with legendary fantasy artist Frank Frazetta for an eventual brand new film based on Fire and Ice, his early Eighties painting that was made into an animated film with Raplh Bakshi. No timeline has been given, but he is excited about trying to great this sci-fi film that will plunge audiences into the artist’s paintings, literally.
So with the following film projects in the works:
- Machete Kills
- Machete Kills Again….In Space (Ummm! Weird)
- Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For
- Frank Frazetta’s Fire & Ice
Which do you think , other than Heavy Metal, will be in theaters first?