Sin City 2
After the masterpiece that was the first Sin City, it was hard to imagine that even the original team of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller would be able to top it. And, unfortunately, they didn’t. Nope. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is not as cool as the first movie was. What it is, however, is a nice return to the Sin City world that presents us with three new stories, two of which blew me away. Read on for a more detailed report on what to expect from the movie. Warning! Some spoilers may leak through the cracks. If you’re worried about that, you might want to see the movie before you read a review. (more…)
So, apparently we’re still talking about the Eva Green ‘Sin City’ promotional poster scandal. I thought we went over this and squashed it, but Eva’s breasts are still the talk of Tinseltown and hell, they could be talking about choking puppies or something. Let’s stick with breasts! But in case you’ve been living under a Hobbit hole, here’s the deal: when dame Green showed up in a poster wearing a revealing sheer gown, the MPAA freaked out over the silhouette of her breasts, claiming too much exposure to the beauty’s “breast and dark nipple/areola circle.” So the image was doctored a little and darkened a bit – just enough to hide what makes 5 year-old boys giggle frantically. All this happened several weeks ago, but today we have more to share with you. As if Ms. Green hasn’t already shared enough… (more…)
With just over a month-and-a-half to go before release, the powers-that-be are giving us yet another look at what we can expect from Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. This time around, we have been graced with a 30-second clip featuring Jessica Alba (aka Nancy Callahan) getting ready to do a little killing. Scroll on to check it out. (more…)
It’s been a long time in the making, but finally we’re getting a chance to see more of what Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are bringing to us with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. We’ve been waiting for ten damn years for this and we’ll have to wait until August to see the movie in full, but at least there’s something new for us to chew on. Check out the latest TV spot, complete with a pile of familiar faces and all the Sin City-esque cinematography that you could hope for. (more…)
Just when you thought things were going to get wonderful, they go and drop some news on you like this. The new Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was at the top of my list of movies to see for this year and I’m sure there are many out there who were just as excited to see the next chapter in the Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez noir-fest. Now, I’m gonna have to wait a whole other year to see it? Dammit.
Sure, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’s original release date wasn’t until October 4th of this year, but now it’s moved all the way back to August 22nd of 2014. Not only does this mean we have to wait, it also means, perhaps more relevantly, that the powers that be see the new Sin City as being worth of some late-summer competition.
Oh well. Better to get it right than just drop something on us that isn’t quite finished. If it’s as good as the first flick, the wait will be worth it.
Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.
The much-anticipated Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has been long in development and is now a few months into shooting. Yet still director Robert Rodriguez hasn’t finished up his casting? Apparently not, because we here at the big and beautiful NB just got word that two new faces are being added to the movie’s line-up. Expect to see the delicious and talented Eva Green and Julia Garner strutting their stuff for Frank Miller’s next great production.
Green will be taking on the role of Ava Lord, AKA the titular “Dame” that people seem to want to kill for. She’ll be appearing alongside Josh Brolin in one of the story arcs, one that revisits Dwight McCarthy pre-Sin City the first. Green’s getting the thumbs-up of approval from both Rodriguez and Miller, who have been quoted as saying:
Ava Lord is one of the most deadly and fascinating residents of Sin City. From the start, we knew that the actor would need to be able to embody the multifaceted characteristics of this femme fatale and we found that in Eva Green. We are ecstatic that Eva is joining us.
Garner will be taking on a more… physically interesting role as one of the city’s seemingly endless supply of strippers. She’ll be joining up with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a different story arc, “The Long Bad Night.”
The two actresses will be working alongside some of the Sin City alumni, including Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jamie King, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis, as well as more than a few fresh faces.
Check it out when Sin City: A Dame to Kill For hits the screens on October 4th of this year.
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.
Word is that Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has added Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), and Jeremy Piven (Entourage). What characters the three will play is anyone’s guess at the moment.
The movie will follow the original movie and comics form of multiple short stories set in the same world. The stories and a short idea of each plot:
A Dame to Kill For:
Dwight McCarthy is called by his former lover, Ava Lord, who wants his help to escape her abusive husband, billionaire Damien Lord. However, Dwight soon learns that Ava’s true intentions are much sinister than they appear.
Just Another Saturday Night:
On the night John Hartigan met back up with Nancy in That Yellow Bastard, Marv regains consciousness on a highway overlooking the Projects, surrounded by dead young guys, unable to remember how he got there.
The Long Bad Night (Original Story):
Set after Hartigan’s suicide at the end of That Yellow Bastard, Nancy tries to survive the remainder of the night with Roark Junior/Yellow Bastard’s men on her trail.
Untitled Original Story:
Johnny, a cocky gambler, disguises a darker mission to destroy his most foul enemy at his best game.
The movie is set to hit theater screens on October 4th.
Christopher Meloni, best known as Law And Order: SVU‘s resident badass: Detective Elliot Stabler, is adding Sin City: A Dame To Kill to his comic book flick resume.
According to the report via according to Deadline, Meloni will be doing what he does best in SC2 and playing a cop, but in a central role, not just “Random Police Officer #1”.
Meloni’s years portraying the morally absolutist, but ethically questionable Stabler should serve him well as a resident of Frank Miller‘s dark and violent, yet incredibly stylized world. We look forward to seeing him kicking ass first and asking questions later come October.
Meanwhile, fellow cast member and genre film juggernaut Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises) had this to say about the Sin City aesthetic and Director Robert Rodriguez:
“I love how the first movie uses VFX, not to make fake things look real, but to create a heightened world unburdened by the look and feel of reality. Plus, nobody makes a badass like Mr. Rodriguez.”
With the likes of Meloni and Gordon-Levitt joining returning cast members Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, and Rosario Dawson, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For looks like it could be this year’s nerd movie sleeper hit.
With Dark Knight Rises, Looper, and BMX Bandits 2: The Banditing (aka Premium Rush), Joseph Gordon-Levitt has had a busy year and it doesn’t look like things are slowing down.
Previously rumored to be Warner Bros’ choice to don the cowl as Batman in The Justice League, and one of Marvel’s Star-Lord targets for Guardians of the Galaxy, the Inception star has zigged instead of zagged and taken a role in Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For, eschewing his chance to trip the life fantastic in outer space with a feisty raccoon and a tree man according to Mike Fleming over at Deadline. Here’s the scoop from Fleming:
I’m told that Gordon-Levitt will play the role of Johnny, a part that the filmmakers originally offered to Johnny Depp. He’s one of the core characters in overlapping story lines that feature returning players like Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, along with newcomers that include Dennis Haysbert.
Fleming also adds that Josh Brolin‘s name has come up as another possible addition, though, I might add, nearly every thesp with a pulse and an iota of buzz has seen their name pop up in connection with the long-developing Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller co-directed feature.
So, with Levitt spurning Guardians (assuming he was ever actually in the running), what does that mean for the part of Peter Quill? Other contenders include Zachary Levi, Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace and others, though the list has been the subject of wild speculation and debate.
In other news: Levitt also apparently popped up as a contender for the lead role in Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla remake (along with Henry Cavill), before that rumor got dashed when reports started surfacing that he had already passed; a development that isn’t terribly shocking since that thing sounds like a mess.
All this activity begs one question though: what about the Bat-Man? Timing is the main reason why Sin City 2 precludes Levitt from taking a role in Guardians of the Galaxy, but it doesn’t necessarily get in the way of The Justice League, which is set to come out in 2015. So, what’s the hold-up? Could be money, could be that Levitt doesn’t want the role or that Warner Bros. want’s a fresh start. It could be any of those things and it could be none of those things, and if it doesn’t happen, we’ll likely never know why. I know, I know, it’s fucking frustrating, right? Still, keep an eye here and we’ll get through together, just you, me, and all those guys that keep asking who the busty model in our Facebook avatar is… (I know, I hate them too.)
Source: Deadline, Collider
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.