Robert Rodriguez "Can't Say No" to Sin City 2
12.21.09 by BJSprecher
Talk of a Sin City sequel began almost immediately after the movie opened. Having earned nearly quadruple what it cost to make, and with plenty more Sin City stories by creator Frank Miller to draw on, a sequel almost seemed inevitable.
Actor Clive Owen dropped some encouraging news back in September when he said that a "good source" informed him that Sin City 2 could begin filming as early as next year. Now, in a recent interview, director Robert Rodriguez said that he might be directing the sequel in the near future.
I know Frank wants to do it, I know I wanna do it, and its always sort of [a] time-permitting kind of thing, but it's not like I can tell you definitely we're starting ... it's not my next picture ... I know that. Doesn't mean that it's not the picture right after [that] because that's still a possibility.
Rodriguez said that the "next picture" he will tackle after Predators will likely be a reboot of his Spy Kids franchise, with "different kids, not the old kids" of the original series. He said that he also has plans to direct another movie next year, but would not say whether it is in fact Sin City 2, as Owen implied, or some other project. Rodriguez did verify that he has had a script for Sin City 2 since 2007, but said that fan expectations for the sequel have continued to increase with the passage of time, so the script in question needs to be revisited.
Well it's the one that Frank wrote and we have to look at it now and go, "Is this really the one?" I think it's built up so much, like are we really going to satisfy everybody with what we have, should we add to it? It's the thing we've always talked about but now two years later going on three we'd probably make some adjustments but nothing that would take a long time.
Rodriguez's next film in theaters will be
Machete, opening April 16, followed by Predators on July 7.