Just last month we heard from director Robert Rodriguez about his ridiculously delayed Sin City follow-up. The filmmaker promised fans — whose first questions to him are often about the sequel to the 2005 dark graphic novel adaptation — that production would begin soon. Now, Deadline reports that the new movie is a go and casting is already underway. Pardon us if we’re still slightly skeptical and in massive shock, since both Rodriguez and co-director/creator Frank Miller have made similar promises before with no delivery.
The new film is being dubbed Sin City: A Dame To Kill For — based on the second story in Miller’s series, published in 1993. Rodriguez released this statement in a recent press release:
“I have wanted to re-team with Frank Miller and return to the world he created since the day we wrapped the original, but have felt a duty to the fans to wait until we had something truly exceptional that would meet and exceed what have become epic expectations. A Dame To Kill For will certainly be worth the wait.”
Miller’s promising the same: “The first Sin City knocked out audiences who had never seen anything like it before. Robert Rodriguez and I are going to shake things up and deliver a ferocious film experience that is going to go even further than the first.”
The Departed’s William Monahan shares script duties with Miller, but no details have been released about the sequel’s story direction yet. We do know that many stars from the original film will be returning. With all the necessary financial backing in place this promise may actually stick.