Saturday, April 14, 2012

“Sin City 2” To Begin Filming This Summer

It’s been seven years, seven long years since “Sin City” first stormed onto the big screen and blew audiences away. After its release, audiences, myself included, were instantly clamoring for a another film. So in a time where even the most mediocre films get sequels, I’ll assume you don’t need specific film references, I thought for sure a film as popular as “Sin City”, that also has plenty of subject matter to delve into, would be at the front of the line for the sequel treatment. But alas, since its release, we have been treated to seven years of rumors, false hopes, broken promises, and shattered dreams. If you detect a hint of bitterness in my tone, you would be right.

So here we are again, more supposed news regarding the sequel, which has been titled “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”. THS has reported that Dimension Films has secured financing from AR Films. That sounds great, and is probably legitimate, but you’ll have to forgive me if I remain hesitant. I’ve been hearing news like this for years now, so until I hear that cameras have started rolling, I’m not fully buying into it. But seeing as how I write for a blog, it remains my job to at least give you guys the details, and let you decide for yourselves if it is enough to instill hope that this film will finally happen.


“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” will be co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, the latter being the creator of the graphic novels that the films are based on. This is same way that the shot the first film, and will also have Miller co-writing the screenplay with William Monahan. This is what Rodriguez had to say when asked about the film:
“The first question I am always asked is, 'When will you make another Sin City?' 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.”
The film is set to begin casting next week, and the plan is to begin shooting this summer at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin. Hmm, if that’s the plan, I might have to make the three-hour drive from Dallas down to Austin and maybe see if I can get a first hand look at the production.

Miller, The Weinstein Co.’s Harvey and Bob Weinstein and Miramax’s Adam Fields will serve as executive producers for the film.

The original film featured an all-star cast including Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, Benicio Del Toro, Powers Boothe, Elijah Wood, and Rosario Dawson. Dimension has stated that it's expecting many of the previous cast members to return for the sequel, and yes that could even include people who died in the first film.

Well, lets hope that this is finally it. I don't know if I can take anything else falling through with this film. What do you guys think, is it finally gonna happen, or do you even care at this point?