It’s been seven years since director Robert Rodriguez released his adaptation of Frank Miller’s Sin City, and that happens to also be the same number of years that he’s been promising a sequel. With plenty of stories to choose from it wasn’t hard to imagine that Rodriguez could pull it off, yet here we are in 2012 and we’ve still never seen a Sin City 2. The director has used the time since to helm multiple projects, including Grindhouse, Shorts, Machete and Spy Kids: All The Time In The World, and has never stopped promising that a sequel would happen. Turns out he may have been telling the truth.
Dimension Films has announced that Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For – the new official title – is now scheduled to start production shortly. The press release from the studio doesn’t have any specific dates, but AR Films and Quick Draw Productions are on-board to produce. The story is being kept under wraps and it’s unclear if the sequel will be taking on multiple stories like the first film, but the Miller story A Dame To Kill For centers on Dwight McCarthy (played by Clive Owen in the original) who finds himself in a serious amount of trouble when an ex-flame named Ava contacts him and says that someone is looking to kill her. Casting begins next week and it’s expected that actors from the first film will return for their second tour of duty.
“The first question I am always asked is “When will you make another Sin City?,” said Rodriquez in a statement. “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.”
Here’s the real question, however: can we actually believe the story this time? As mentioned, this isn’t the first time that Rodriguez has promised the sequel, so it will be interesting to see if actually sticks to his word this time. Personally, I won’t believe this movie exists until I see a trailer.