Sin City 2 to Get Rewrites from Departed Screenwriter William Monahan
08.29.11 by Ryan
Since comic book adaptation Sin City was released in 2005, a sequel has been teased for years, and teased, and teased some more. Just recently director Robert Rodriguez revealed that "the time is finally coming" for Sin City 2, and it looks like the script will get some help from an Academy Award–winning screenwriter.
THR reports that William Monahan, who wrote the screenplay for 2006's The Departed, has been hired to work on the script, originally written by Frank Miller and based on elements of the comic book writer and artist's Sin City story "A Dame to Kill For."
Rodriguez said at this year's Comic-Con that "it’ll happen this year," a promise the director continues to state isn't a lie. Whether he can bring together his cast is still unknown, though, according to the report, Rodriguez feels that because the movie is shooting pieces in front of green screens, scheduling shouldn't be an issue.
No start date has been announced for Sin City 2, and to keep Rodriguez's promise, Monahan's script will have to be finished soon. That should be a problem for the screenwriter, since he is also attached to writing the script for a remake to 1974's The Gambler, as well as the script adaptation for director Joseph Kosinski's sci-fi movie Horizons (formerly Oblivion), which is reportedly set to start shooting in January.