Friday, April 13, 2012

Sin City Sequel to Begin Shooting This Summer

It seems as though “Sin City” is finally getting its long anticipated sequel.

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller will direct the sequel, "A Dame to Kill For," and most of the cast is expected to return.

The flick will be called “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” and is allegedly going to start filming over the summer.  Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller announced via a press release that they’ll again be sharing their duties as director on the project and that many of the original cast is expected to return, with further casting will begin next week.

According to Miller, “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.”

Those are some high standards to hold oneself too, especially since both Miller and Rodriguez have been hyping fans for a sequel since “Sin City” first came out in 2005.  In fact, we’re inclined to put this news into the “Arrested Development” category of “we’ll believe it when we see it.”

Still, this is pretty exciting news.  It’s long been anticipated that “A Dame To Kill For” — the second story published in Miller’s “Sin City” graphic novel series — was going to be what the film’s sequel would be based on.  Many familiar characters like Dwight, Nancy and Miho are major players in the second story, but we also meet new players like Ava, Damien Lord, Agamemnon, Mort and Bob.

The actors whose roles are revisited in “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” include Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Michael Madsen and Michael Clarke Duncan.  Hopefully the large majority of them come on board, as “Sin City 2″ would not be quite the same without them.  However the real question for is whether they'll recast Clive Owen's role, since A Dame to Kill For takes place before his character's plastic surgery.  No word on an official release date has been released yet.

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