Robert Rodriguez Updates Sin City 2

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As is the case with a lot of in-development projects these days, the long-awaited Sin City 2 has been on-again-off-again for awhile. We finally got some semi-concrete news way back in May last year when the sequel was said to be moving forward and just before Christmas last year director Robert Rodriguez said it was still in the cards.

Fast-forward seven months and we have another little update regarding Sin City 2. Rodriguez recently spoke to the guys over at Digital Spy where he assured fans that a sequel is still in the works to his brilliant adaptation of Frank Millar’s Sin City graphic novels.

Rodriguez has Spy Kids 4 to shoot next (this September) but he hasn’t forgotten about the continuing adventures of Sin City‘s stark black-and-white world:

“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.”

I’m sure it’s difficult for a filmmaker like Rodriguez to find time to sleep much less sort out which projects he’s working on and when. However, it’s not like Sin City 2 is a completely new project he took on out of nowhere and now he just can’t find the time for it. I’m pretty sure a sequel was at least in mind even before the first Sin City started shooting. This all seems more like a case of Rodriguez taking on too many other projects when he should be concentrating on the ones that really matter (like Sin City 2).

Sin City set Robert Rodriguez and Frank Millar Robert Rodriguez Updates Sin City 2

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller on set of Sin City

I’m pretty sure most of you, our loyal Screen Rant readers, would rather see Rodriguez return to the world of Sin City rather than make another Spy Kids movie. Or have I misjudged you all on that front?

At least we have two awesome-looking Rodriguez projects to look forward to this summer – the Predators reboot (which hits theaters this Friday) and Machete (which follows in September). Hopefully once he’s completely done with those two projects and Spy Kids 4 he’ll move onto Sin City 2 (now that his sci-fi film Nerverackers has been shelved). The timing is certainly right to coincide with previous word that the sequel could go into production in the second half of 2010.

Having said that, Digital Spy also notes that Rodriguez hasn’t forgotten about Madman, a comic by Mike Allred he optioned way back in 1998. And let’s not forget that he was reportedly offered the director’s chair on Deadpool (although he has yet to accept or decline the offer). Maybe Rodriguez will choose to direct Madman or Deadpool (or both) before Sin City 2?

At this point I’m scared we might NEVER see this sequel…

Are you desperate for Rodriguez to get moving on Sin City 2 or do you want him to move onto other projects? Voice your opinion in the comments below.

Source: Digital Spy

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  1. I absolutely loved this movie. This got me into the Sin City graphic novels and a lot of other work by Frank Miller and guys like him. I want this sequel yesterday.

  2. I too am so ready for Sin City 2. Do we really have to see a Spy kids 4? Wouldn’t they be in like collage by now or even older? Who wants to see that mess? The main reason I loved the first Sin City was because it was almost shot for shot of the books, it was perfict! As was the casting. I still watch it a lot, maybe RR can put Spy Kids on hold and make his fans happy with the comic book movies first then do the kids movie. Plus wouldn’t Frank Miller want to do Sin City 2 also? And maybe have another guest director for one third of the movie as before? Sin City first all the way!!

  3. Forget about Spy Kids 4. There not even kids anymore. Rodriguez and Miller need to make Sin City 2.

  4. I hated Sin City so I don’t really care. Super excited for Machete though.

  5. The first Sin City was a game changer. An absolutely perfect adaptation that opened the doors for a new breed of movie not to mention another Frank Miller story with 300 (One of my all time favorites along with SC). Although I can’t wait for a follow up I’ve been happy to hear about the projects Rodriguez has in the works (Spy Kids aside). Predators looks amazing, which I give all credit to Rodriguez for, and I think he would be a perfect fit for Deadpool so I wouldn’t mind him doing something like that before hand. Sin City 2 is a must though.

  6. Despite Sin City having some of my favourite actors in it, Mickey Rourke was actually the best thing about the entire film, loved his character and the way he portrayed it.

    Sadly though for the most part I found the film to be a bit boring despite all the excellent cast list.

    So if a sequel never eventuates then I don’t think it will be too much of a loss.

  7. How the heck are some of these people saying Sin City was boring? Its noir.Noir wasnt always dependent on action,it was about story and atmosphere.The one thing Noir is notorious for is its lack of character development.However the genre in itself is awesome.Sin City 2 needs to happen ASAP.Forget Spy Kids 4.And American mainstream audiences need to get out of this ignorant system of belief that if everything isnt blowing up or theres not cliche sidekick and love interest,its boring…

    • If you’re looking for a good noir film then get The Big Sleep with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Now that’s a great film.

      The Maltese Falcon ain’t bad either.

      Sorry but I thought Sin City was a bit of a drag, it only started to liven up when Mickey Rourke appeared. That entire sequence with him was the best thing about Sin City.

      If Sin City 2 were a prequel and only about Mickey Rourke, then I think I’d be enthusiastic and say “Bring it on!”

  8. I agree, Rourke livened up the movie. Without him it would have been somewhat tired and depressing. Im not saying that the rest of the movie sucked, but it would have been like a plain hamburger without him.