It’s been a quiet decade for Basin City, but directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez are bringing Marv, Nancy, Dwight and most of the rest of the gang back this fall in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The sequel, which was shot in 3D, also introduces Eva Green as femme fatale Ava Lord, the “dame to kill for” herself, who seduces her old lover Dwight McCarthy (Josh Brolin) into a dangerous trap.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, like the first movie, will feature a number of intertwining tales. Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba) is out for revenge after the death of John Hartigan (Bruce Willis); Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a gambler, is also out for revenge against the corrupt Senator Roark (Powers Boothe); meanwhile, Marv (Mickey Rourke) wakes up after a rough night, surrounded by dead men, and tries to figure out how he got there.
Sex and violence seem to be very much at the heart of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and both of these themes get put in the spotlight in a new red-band TV spot that prominently features Ava, Dwight and plenty of “sweaty, secret things.” RealD 3D has also released a featurette for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which demonstrates the process of filming in 3D and shows off a few of the shots that will probably make seeing it in 3D worth the ticket price. In case you need a little more of Sin City after that, we also have a brand new poster for the movie, which you can check out below.
In related news, Rourke revealed in an interview during Late Night with Seth Meyers that he’s still none too happy about many of the scenes that he shot for Iron Man 2, as villain Ivan Vanko, being cut from the movie. When Meyers brought up the subject of Rourke not being a comic book fan, Rourke clarified that he’s “not a Marvel fan… I’m a Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller fan. Once I did a film for Marvel and they cut the whole f**king thing out.” Oh dear.
For those who enjoy Miller and Rodriguez’s style, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For looks like a stylish, R-rated way to wrap up this summer of comic book movies, and it certainly can’t be accused of coming too soon.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will open in U.S. theaters on August 22nd, 2014.