‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Red-Band Trailer

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Fans have been waiting nine years for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s follow-up to 2005’s blistering adaptation of Miller’s Sin City graphic novel series, a movie Roger Ebert described as “a convention at the movie museum in Quentin Tarantino’s subconscious.” The movie was every bit as hyper-stylized as the source material, an apologetically twisted and violent comic book film.

We’ve already seen two trailers for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which finds Rodriquez and Miller together again, and pulling no punches the second time around. Set both after and before the first movie, the sequel finds a roster of actors chewing the digital scenery with gusto, including the returning Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and scene-stealer Mickey Rourke as Marv. Joining them are newcomers Joseph Gordon-LevittDennis Haysbert (taking over for the late Michael Clarke-Duncan), and Josh Brolin, (plastic surgery turned his character into Clive Owen).

Fresh from the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con, where Miller teased new Sin City comic books as well as touching on the likelihood of a Sin City 3, a red-band trailer of what was evidently screened during the panel has been released, which you can watch above.

Josh Brolin in Sin City 2 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Red Band Trailer
This new look (set to “Babes” by Icky Blossoms) is slightly longer than the previous two, with the narrative threads connecting the prequel elements to events that take place in the wake of Hartigan’s (Bruce Willis) death and placing Alba’s Nancy front and center during portions of the film are still a bit murky. It does feature both Miller and Rodriguez in cameos as actors in a noir flick Nancy watches on TV, helpfully reminding viewers how poisonous Basin City is.

What this new trailer does have are lingering shots of the the trademark over-the-top violence fans of the original were expecting to see in A Dame to Kill For, from arrows through heads to severed hands, not to mention far more skin – this time courtesy of the slinky Ava (newcomer Eva Green).

Sin City‘s hyper-noir plot, proudly basic character tropes and ultra-stylized violence won over niche fans, critics and audiences the first time around and so far there’s nothing in what we’ve seen in the gonzo sequel to suggest that A Dame to Kill For won’t do the same. Stay tuned for the PR machine to kick into a new gear in the run-up to its release.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will open in U.S. theaters on August 22nd, 2014.

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  2. Babes is not a Nicki minaj song

  3. Looks like fun. Wish Devon Aoki was playing Miho.

  4. Sweet. I’m in.

    Also, the song here is Babes by Icky Blossoms.

  5. Alba, Dawson, Green, King, Gaga….. me-ow. Oh, movie looks good too. Been waiting for this, loved the first one.

  6. More and more I find myself thinking that this will be effectively the same deal as 300: Rise of an Empire
    Side story formed around the more interesting story of the first film
    Same style (with perhaps an attempt to go for more stylised kills)
    Not executed with the same flair as the first round and over compensating with more craziness and violence

    But overall lacking that special something that made the first so good to watch and ending up just coming off as a bit average
    I’ll probably check it out at some point to see how they have done as I enjoyed Sin City but I won’t be rushing out to the cinema to see this

    • A dame to kill for in comic form is perhaps the best Sin City comic in my opinion, and big fat kill was written after it so it isn’t really just spinning off from the more interesting story as you put it, the nancy avenging hartigan feels a bit like a retread but thematically fits to the sin city arc as no one in sin city lives happily ever after. All and all I agree that his probably wont be as good as the first one but probably a good ride, better than rise of an empire.

  7. Waited way too long for this. Can’t wait!

  8. Wow, looks boring. I’ll pass.

  9. Electric, hypnotizing, breathtaking! Now that’s what I call a trailer!!! I’ve really watched it 10 times back to back already. I mean, I’m speechless. I couldn’t possibly imagine that there could ever be a sequel that would manage to surpass the first film on a visual and aesthetic level. As for the screenplay, the performances, the direction, I mean what can I say? This is cinema of the highest order. And just give Eva Green her Oscar! I adore, ADORE the whole “Sin City” mythology, but really after this trailer (and the mesmerizing other two previously released) my expectations were over the moon and they were not only met, they were exceeded!

  10. HAAAA!! He said it, right at the end. “Dame to Kill For”

    Sorry, Family Guy moment.

    This looks pretty good.

  11. I think I saw Lady Gaga in on of the scenes. So pumped for this one.

    • wow, I didn’t know that was her. She looks so much better normal than when she gets in costumes.

  12. Looks awesome but I can’t help but think “Welp, that was a good movie!”. Trailers these days are nuts.

  13. I could easily watch a 2 hour flick of Jessica Alba just “dancing” on stage.

  14. It just don’t look like sin city, it looks like a cheap copy of that movie..and I’m very sorry to say that

  15. I guess Miho has had surgery too.

    Won’t be rushing out to see this either. I wasn’t big on the first film because it seemed..too cool for its own good. Rourke carried it tho.

  16. Trailer Of The Year