Robert Rodriguez on Sin City 2: "The Time is Finally Coming"
08.18.11 by BJSprecher
It's now been more than six years since Robert Rodriguez took a collection of Frank Miller's bloody crime noir Sin City comic books and turned them into a bloody crime noir Sin City movie, proving that comic book movies can be both fan-pleasing faithful adaptations and have mass appeal. Based on the success of the first movie and the amount of as-yet-untapped Sin City source material, one would have thought that Rodriguez would have had no problem fast-tracking a sequel. However, Rodriguez has had to move on to other projects while waiting for Miller to turn in a script that he feels will "satisfy everybody," particularly those fans whose expectations have been "built up so much" over the passage of time. In a recent interview with MTV, Rodriguez said that Miller is still tinkering with the script, but "the time is finally coming" for Sin City 2.
We're still working on the script for Sin City 2. I'm excited about that, I know a lot of people are always on the look out for that one, the time is finally coming. We've been telling everybody that we're going to shoot this year, so we actually have to shoot this year.
Rodriguez said that he hasn't "had any conversations with the actors yet," but that he hopes to have another large ensemble cast like he had on the first movie.
I try to accommodate actors as much as possible, people that I want to work with, so I'm constantly looking, "Are there any other bit parts that we can put somebody in and have somebody do something interesting?" I try to pick stories that have a lot of different characters, so you have the opportunity to work with a lot of people. That's kind of how I did the first one, [I thought] "How can I adopt other characters from other stories and put them in there to have a wide range of cast?" I would definitely want to do that for the second one.
The original Sin City movie was written by Miller and adapted from three of his Sin City stories: "The Hard Goodbye," "The Big Fat Kill" and "That Yellow Bastard." The cast included Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, Elijah Wood, Nick Stahl, Carla Gugino, Brittany Murphy, Benicio del Toro, Michael Madsen and Rosario Dawson.