Robert Rodriguez Updates Sin City 2 and Mad Man, Teases Predators 2
Posted 07.06.10 by BrentJS
More than five years ago, director Robert Rodriguez shattered the expectations of what a comic book movie could do with a stylized, panel-perfect adaptation of Frank Miller's bloody Sin City graphic novels. The movie was both a financial success and a critical favorite, winning 16 awards. In light of its success, and with several more Sin City stories left to be told, one would think that Rodriguez would be hard at work on Sin City 3, yet we're still waiting for Sin City 2.
Obviously, Sin City's sequel is still on the minds of many because Rodriguez responded to more than one question about it while doing press for his new movie, Predators. Rodriguez also offered an update on his planned adaptation of the Mad Man comic book and teased that there are many more Predators stories to tell.
Rodriguez told DigitalSpy that Sin City 2 is still in active development, but that the script still needs more work.
We're still working on Sin City , I want to do it so we'll see. It's just a matter of when. We have a script...a rewritten script that we still have to write and it's just finding the right time slot to do it.
In a separate interview with MovieWeb, Rodriguez said that he may have time for Sin City 2 after his reboot of the Spy Kids franchise.
I'm trying to actually find the time to do it because I know I'm doing Spy Kids 4: Armageddon next. …But then I'll have an open slot so [Sin City 2] could go after that.
Another comic book-based movie that Rodriguez has been planning for some time is an adaptation of Mike Allred's Mad Man, which Rodriguez has owned the rights to since 1998. Rodriguez was a little less specific about that project, but said that he still intends to do it.
Yeah that's still on the plate too. I love that project and I talk to Mike Allred about that all the time.
Of course, considering Predators opens this week, Rodriguez had much more to say about it than the other movies he was questioned about, even talking about the possibility of a sequel or prequel.
There are so many great ideas. Just following Laurence Fishburne's character [Noland] around in a prequel would be a great movie. Just the tales he tells in this movie alone, I want to see those experiences. … Because once you come up with the idea of a Predator Planet, that Predators use as their hunting grounds and humans are involved somehow, the story ideas that you can come up with are so numerous that you can come up with any approach. So we already have several ideas that we can go with for a sequel.
Predators opens July 9