Clive Owen Says Sin City 2 Could Begin Production Next Year
09.24.09 by BJSprecher
Director Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of comic creator Frank Miller's Sin City line of graphic novels may have been snubbed by the Academy, but it won 16 other critical awards, including the Technical Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and earned nearly $159 million at the box office, making it a prime candidate for a sequel. However, since its release in 2005, there's been nothing more than talk of that happening.
Back in 2006, Rosario Dawson, who played Gail in Sin City, said that Rodriguez was considering casting Angelina Jolie in the lead role in Sin City 2, which was rumored to be an adaptation of Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For graphic novel. Subsequent rumors had both Salma Hayek and Rodriguez's then-girlfriend Rose McGowan competing for the role. Then, it appeared Rodriguez was side-lining Sin City 2 in favor of an update of Barbarella. Another rumor had the Weinsteins losing the rights to produce a Sin City sequel, a rumor which was squelched by their attorney in April, when he said their rights "remain intact."
Just when it was beginning to look like a sequel would never happen, actor Clive Owen gave Sin City fans a little hope. In a recent interview with MTV, Owen said that production on Sin City could begin sooner than anyone thought.
I'm hearing it might be next year, yes. I'm hearing it might be next year. I heard that from a very good source, recently, yeah.
While Owen wouldn't say who the "good source" was, he hinted that it could have been either Miller or Rodriguez, and said that he would be interested in reprising the role of Dwight.
I had a great time on the first one. Great time. Robert Rodriguez was a joy. It was a stunning film. I think it was an absolutely extraordinary achievement, what he did with that film. It's unlike ... it was a genuinely original movie.