Sin City 2 Retitled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For; Shooting Starts This Summer
Posted 04.13.12 by Ryan
A sequel has been teased ever since Sin City was released in 2005. In 2010 alone, director Robert Rodriguez discussed Sin City 2 several times, saying in March that the sequel could happen "very soon," then months later said it was just "a matter of when"... only to follow up that months later saying it was "slated to be next."
By 2011, fatigue was starting to wear on any hope that Sin City 2 was ever going to happen, even when Rodriguez said at Comic-Con that "if Sin City 2 happens, it'll happen this year." Then, something strange occurred: actual signs of progress. Departed screenwriter William Monahan was hired to rewrite the script, something Monahan actually confirmed months later. Then, at SXSW in March, Rodriguez said Sin City 2 would start shooting this summer after he finished Machete Kills. Turns out Rodriguez wasn't kidding around, as an official announcement for Sin City 2, now retitled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, has been released.
In the sequel's press release, Rodriguez had this to say:
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 sequel is based on Miller's Sin City graphic novel of the same name, with Miller supplying two other original stories to make up the screenplay. Both Miller and Monahan are credited for the screenplay, the details of which are being kept secret for now.
"The first Sin City knocked out audiences who had never seen anything like it before," said 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."
Casting will begin next week, with many of the original cast members expected to return. Jaime King, who played the dual roles of Goldie and Wendy in Sin City, has said that she has a role in the sequel. Jessica Alba is expected to return as Nancy Callahan as well. Mickey Rourke, whose "Marv" has a small role in Miller's A Dame to Kill For story, has said that he could be convinced to return. We're sure to find out who is coming back in short order.
No release date has been given for A Dame to Kill For, which will shoot at Rodriguez's Austin-based Troublemaker Studios this summer. Dimension, who released the original Sin City, will distribute the sequel.