At last we know that Robert Rodriguez does actually plan on making "Sin City 2," and in fact, he plans on making it this summer. "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" promises the same stylized look and a few recognizable characters.
One character that certainly isn't recognizable is Clive Owen's character from the second part of "Sin City," "The Big Fat Kill," Dwight McCarthy. He appeared in the series' second installment, "A Dame To Kill For" with an entirely different face. It's only after things go bad that we get to see Dwight in his full-Clive Owen glory.
Here are the actors we think could play the original Dwight in "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For."
This week, we got the welcome news that Robert Rodriguez will maybe finally start filming the long-awaited "Sin City 2" this coming summer.
One of the things we know for sure is that Frank Miller has written new stories for the next movie, and a great thing about the world is that basically anyone can show up at any time. That means that even the smallest character could play a big role in the next film. Hell, the character might even be dead. It doesn't matter. Miller certainly doesn't care.
In honor of the news, we've compiled a wish list of supporting characters from the 2005 "Sin City" that we'd like to see play a bigger role in the next movie.
When it comes to his upcoming projects, Robert Rodriguez in recent years has been mostly tell without much show. The biggest potential project the Austin auteur has touted endlessly about is "Sin City 2," the proposed sequel to his 2005 ultra-literal comic book adaptation of Frank Miller's series.
The latest round of talk comes from the SXSW Interactive Festival, where Rodriguez claimed that "Sin City 2" would finally begin shooting this summer. Always a fan of tight production schedules, the shoot would in theory take place immediately after wrapping photography on "Machete Kills," the follow-up to his "Grindhouse" breakout.
The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business blog had the original report (via ComingSoon), which mostly concerned Rodriguez's new animation studio, Quickdraw Productions. Rodriguez told THR nothing specific about casting his follow-up to the star-studded "Sin City," but he said that the ensemble "will be of the same caliber and eclecticism as the first film."
"Sin City" and "300" creator Frank Miller caused quite the stir last month with his controversial remarks towards the Occupy movement, describing protestors as "nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists" who "can do nothing but harm America."
Alan Moore, on the other hand, has quite the different outlook. It should be no surprise to people familiar with the "Watchmen" and "V For Vendetta" author's work that Moore's position on Occupy is drastically different from Miller's, and in an interview with Honest Publishing, Moore made those differences quite clear.
If you follow the little news that trickles out from time to time on "Sin City 2," you've probably gotten used to hearing the same things. Robert Rodriguez says the script is halfway done, then Frank Miller says the script is halfway done. Robert Rodriguez says it's almost done, then Frank Miller says it's almost done and that he hates Occupy Wall Street. Things have become cyclical.
The one piece of news from that camp that offered any new or different information came down the line back in August. The Academy Award-winning screenwriter behind "The Departed," William Monahan, was going to take a crack at the screenplay.
Up until that point, the project had been very much the child of Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Adding Monahan to the mix was simultaneously unexpected and perhaps a sign of hope that progress was actually being made.
Indiewire spoke with Rodriguez while he was promoting the DVD for "Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World" and asked the director where the project stands and what Monahan had to do with the script.
Frank Miller, the creator of "300" and "Sin City," is not pleased with the Occupy Wall Street movement. The "Sin City" co-director, already no stranger to controversy, unleashed a strongly-worded attack against the Occupy protestors over the weekend, describing them as "nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists."
"These clowns can do nothing but harm America," Miller wrote in a heated blog post. "This is no popular uprising. This is garbage. And goodness knows they’re spewing their garbage – both politically and physically – every which way they can find."
There's been talk about a "Sin City 2" for years now, with the back and forth dialogue focusing on partially written scripts and delays. But at New York Comic Con, the creator of the comics and co-director Frank Miller told MTV Geek that he and Robert Rodriguez were polishing up the script to potentially begin production soon.
"Robert Rodriguez and I are finishing up the script on 'Sin City' right now and could be shooting as early as this spring," Miller says. His comments line up with what Rodriguez said earlier this year.
After the departure of Darren Aronofsky from the director's chair of the upcoming "The Wolverine", fans have been scrambling to come up with names of who could replace the award-winning director. And as it turns out, so is the film's star, Hugh Jackman.
"We need to find another director and once we've found that, we'll be able to know," Jackman told ComingSoon.Net during the CinemaCon event for theater owners. As to whether the devastation caused by the recent earthquake and resulting tsunami would have an effect on the film's schedule, he said it was "too early to call."
"I'm not sure where they're at, so now we're finding another director, but Fox is very anxious to make the movie and we're moving ahead full steam to find another director," he explained. Read More...
Now that Darren Aronofsky is no longer directing "The Wolverine," the field is wide open for another filmmaker interested in tackling Logan's second solo adventure.
Way back in September 2010, before Aronofsky was confirmed for the gig, we suggested five directors we thought would be good for the project (he was one of them). In the months that since, we've learned more about the film and, well... let's just say it's time to revise our list.
After much debate around Splash Page HQ, we've come up with a list of five filmmakers we'd like to see behind the camera when Wolverine heads to Japan. Read More...
At this point in the "Sin City 2" news cycle, it's not too much of a stretch to say that we've heard it all before. Robert Rodriguez can't wait to start! All the cast members are ready to go! Etc., etc. Still, we have hope! And it doesn't stop us asking key participants like Rosario Dawson what they've heard about a possible start date.
"I have not heard very much except that Robert [Rodriguez] is still insistent that we’re going to make it and we’re going to make sure to put something in there for Brittany [Murphy] to recognize her," the "Unstoppable" actress revealed. "Unfortunately it’s been so long now and she’s not with us anymore and she was a huge integral part to that first film, it would be important to do that." Read More...