Robert Rodriguez Says ‘Sin City 2′ Headed Into Production

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Robert Rodriguez talks Sin City 2 Robert Rodriguez Says Sin City 2 Headed Into Production

At least six years, two grindhouse flicks, and three hyperactive children’s movies (including this year’s Spy Kids 4) will have passed by the time Robert Rodriguez actually gets to directing the eagerly-awaited Sin City 2.

Rodriguez talked up the Sin City sequel at the 2011 Comic-Con, saying that Miller has almost completed a final draft of the script and that the project could begin filming before the year is out. Familiar words, we know.

In an interview with We Got This Covered, Rodriguez revealed that Sin City 2 has also secured the necessary funding to begin moving forward. According to the independent filmmaker, he and Miller just need to put the finishing touches on the screenplay before shooting will commence.

To quote Rodriguez directly:

“‘Sin City 2′ is going good, we’re just finishing the script for that, we already got the money. We have everything we need so we can just start shooting as soon as we get the pages… We’ve already got the budget, just waiting for the script. As soon as we’re finished writing we get to start the shoot.”

Sin City set Robert Rodriguez and Frank Millar Robert Rodriguez Says Sin City 2 Headed Into Production

Rodriguez and Miller on the set of 'Sin City'

While there have been a handful of rumors about the plot, it seems most likely that Sin City 2 will be based largely on Miller’s “A Dame to Kill For” storyline from his original comic. That particular Sin City mini-series is prime material for a feature-length adaptation; however, it would also reunite familiar faces like Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen), Marv (Mickey Rourke), and Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba) on a new grisly adventure in Basin City.

Through the magic of editing and post-production, many of the original Sin City stars were able to film their respective parts without actually being on set at the same time – so reuniting certain cast members on the sequel shouldn’t be too much of an issue, regardless of their schedules. Likewise, Miller and Rodriguez will once again be using the former’s original Sin City comic book panels as storyboards for the sequel, so visually the whole project has already been structured.

Needless to say: If you weren’t a fan of the desaturated black-and-white aesthetic of the original Sin City movie and comics, the followup won’t be your cup of tea, either.

Mickey Rourke in Sin City Robert Rodriguez Says Sin City 2 Headed Into Production

If there’s any concern about the quality of Sin City 2, it’s with respect to any original content that Miller is writing for the film. Put bluntly, most fans agree that the comic book legend’s recent work has often felt like a self-parody (see: his “All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder” series and script for The Spirit) and lacks the punch of his classic stories. Hopefully, the second Sin City movie will be a return-to-form of sorts for Miller – and, depending on how you’ve felt about his recent film output, Rodriguez as well.

We’ll keep you posted on the status of Sin City 2.

Source: We Got This Covered

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  1. awesome!!!

  2. Sin City was a work of art. I absolutely adored how it was so original, and had a feel and texture such that it didn;t even feel like a Hollywood movie. I have no problem with the visuals or storytelling style- in fact, that is what made the movie so good. However, I also wonder if Miller has it in him to produce soemthing similarly original. Experience has shown that most artists lose their creative edge after achieving mainstream success. has Miller already shot his wad?

  3. Dimension Films needs this. Mature audiences want it and need it.

    Bring it on.

  4. It’s about freaking time!!

  5. It’s about damn time! Loved the series and A Dame to Kill For is my favorite by far!

  6. Hope so I loved the first. Best Frank Miller adaption ever

  7. Sin City was one of the best movies because the action sequence and the black and white not like the 40′ and 50′s black in white which made it a lot better like it was in HD and when they added color it stood out.Sin City 2 yeah

  8. I hope sin city 2 is just the working title I hope it’s called sin city:A dame to kill for

  9. I still can’t get over how bad The Spirit was. It showed that without Rodriguez, Miller was lost. Sure, it looked like Sin City but other than that it was a mess. I’m excited for SC2 though and I imagine it will look even better than the 1st.

    • Agreed, Kevin. That’s kind of the point about The Spirit: it really shouldn’t have looked anything like Sin City. Just don’t let Miller and his Converse All Stars within 500 feet of a camera this time.

  10. “depending on how you’ve felt about his recent film output, Rodriguez as well”

    whooooaa whoooaaa did he really just say that? IMO planet terror and Machete are the best films in Rodriguez’s catalogue, and i know plenty of people that agree with me

  11. Please don’t bring Clive Owen back for the sequel, he was AWFUL in the original. It’s easy to see why cinematographers love him in their films: he looks great with that fantastically rugged, craggy face. Unfortunately, he cannot, CANNOT play tough guys. He just can’t. Need a white-collar slimeball? He’s your man. Need a menacing, broodingly charismatic, borderline psychopath? Er, no.

  12. The Dwight charater in ADTKF was bald. He had plastic surgery at the end of the book and ended up looking like the pretty boy he was in The Big Fat Kill. So Clive should not be in the new movie.

  13. This year? Well gee, you got 3 whole months to finish the script and get some busy actors to clear their schedules?