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We have a release date for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s sequel (but it’s more of a prequel) to Sin City will open in 3D on October 4, 2013. Mickey Rourke will return to play Marv and Jessica Alba will reprise her role as Nancy Callahan. Rodriguez and Miller co-wrote the screenplay with Oscar-winning screenwriter Willliam Monahan (The Departed). Here is a synopsis via Amazon.
Remember 7 years ago when Sin City punched audiences in the face with how awesome it was? Remember how almost every month since then there have been rumors about Sin City 2? This may be hard to believe now but Sin City 2 is actually going to happen. It was announced that Robert Rodriguez’s Quick Draw Productions and Alexander Rodnyansky’s AR Films will partner with Dimension Films on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which is set to begin filming this summer.
Sin City, creator/co-director/writer Frank Miller said: “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.”
Rodriguez has said that the plot will involve three separate stories from Miller: A Dame to Kill For and two new ones that have yet to be announced. Casting is set to begin next week with much of the original cast returning. Miller’s A Dame to Kill For features the character of Dwight, played by Clive Owen in the 2005 film, so let’s hope they get him back.
FYI: It’s about time.
Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku, and Katee Sackhoff will provide voice work for the upcoming animated adaptation of Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli‘s Batman: Year One, the acclaimed graphic novel. [THR]
Cranston will voice a young liutenant James Gordon, McKenzie is Bruce Wayne/Batman, Dushku will provide the voice for Catwoman, and Sackhoff is Gordon’s love interest, Detective Sarah Essen. The film is PG-13 and stay close to the comic with executive producer Bruce Timm saying, “It a pretty straight forward literal retelling. Mazzucchelli’s artwork is beautifully composed and we were able to refer to the comic for about 80 percent of the camera setups.”
Batman: Year One hits stores this fall.
Synopsis: A young Bruce Wayne has spent his adolescence and early adulthood, traveling the world so he could hone his body and mind into the perfect fighting and investigative machine. But now as he returns to Gotham City, he must find a way to focus his passion and bring justice to his city. Retracing Batman’s first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante, we watch as he chooses a guise of a giant bat, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon, inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps to bring down a corrupt political system that infests Gotham.
Spider Man 4 I could do without, at least for ten years or so. SM3 was pure piss and I will never speak of it again. Sin City on the other hand was one of the best movies I have ever seen, so when talk of the 2nd one comes up as do my ears. In what might be a throw-away comment from Rosario Dawson she mentioned to MTV:
“Yeah, I talked to Robert [Rodriguez] and Frank [Miller]…They actually just finished the script for ‘Sin City 2′ a few months ago.”
Michael Madsen, bad ass. Also the father in Free Willy.
Of course, this whole thing has been going on for ages, and who knows if Mickey Rourke will want to come back being a star again and all. Moving on, Sam Raimi was at SXSW this past weekend and MTV got Raimi to dish on all things SPIDER-MAN 4:
“Right now we’re just working on the story for SPIDER-MAN 4 just that one film…”
“I do have a pretty good idea, but I’m just not a liberty to say yet.”
Raimi repeatedly used the phrase “villain or villains” in his conversations as to not even give away whether there’d be one or two. Great, another orgy of special effect and next to no dialogue. Slow clap.
“I can’t imagine making a SPIDER-MAN movie without Kirsten…Of course it can be done…” And should be by my count, she sucks. To read more from Raimi on SPIDER-MAN 4, click here to head to MTV.