Weinsteins Retain Sin City 2 Rights
04.10.09 by BJSprecher
Four years have gone by since audiences were shocked and thrilled by director Robert Rodriguez's stylized adaptation of Frank Miller's collection of Sin City graphic novels. Rodriguez has been busy since then, producing Grindhouse with Quentin Tarantino and directing the Grindhouse segment Planet Terror. So, when will we see Sin City 2?
According to IMDB, Sin City 2 is in pre-production, but IESB reported on Tuesday that the Weinstein Company had lost the rights to produce the film and the subsequent follow-up, Sin City 3. Apparently, the IESB report was erroneous, as Weinstein Co. lawyer Bert Fields commented to EW:
TWC's rights to produce sequels to Sin City remain intact as they always have been. Any suggestion to the contrary is complete hogwash.
Sin City grossed over $150 million worldwide and received critical acclaim for its innovative film techniques, including a Technical Grand Prize award at Cannes.