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Joseph Gordon-Levitt shows no sign of slowing down after a stellar 2012, he will be joining the Sin City sequel A Dame To Kill For. According to Empire, he’s got a lead role in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s graphic novel sequel to the amazing Sin City. He will play Johnny, an ultra-smooth character that didn’t appear in the novels, but was created specifically for the film.
JGL said in a press release “I love how the first movie uses VFX, not to make fake things look real, but to create a heightened world unburdened by the look and feel of reality.” Gordon-Levitt says in a statement. “Plus, nobody makes a badass like Mr Rodriguez.”
The cast for the film which is now shooting includes Jessica Alba, Jamie Chung, Alexa Vega, Rosario Dawson, Jamie King, Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Dennis Haysbert and Bruce Willis.
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR was developed by Frank Miller based upon his graphic novel, with a screenplay by Miller and Academy Award winner William Monahan (The Departed). The film will be released on October 4, 2013.
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.
Once in a great while comes a writer so perfectly matched for the genre he pens, it is outstanding. Responsible for writing the iconic Mike Hammer crime novels, Mickey Spillane was that writer. I, the Jury was the first of the Mike Hammer novels and was so popular it spawned a long running series as well as a few movie adaptations we won’t go into detail on. When Spillane passed away in 2006, the world lost a fantastic storyteller. Spillane’s voice through his craft, however, can still be heard. Thanks to several incomplete works, Max Allan Collins, and Titan Books – these stories, and Spillane’s voice can still be heard. Mike Hammer: Lady, Go Die! is one such novel.
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- Michael Pitt to write, produce, and star in adaptation of YOU CAN’T WIN. [variety]
- THE HUNGER GAMES heads back to IMAX theaters, if you missed it. [deadline]
- Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson to return for SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. [mtv]
- Red-Band Trailer for HIGH SCHOOL, it’s 4/20 bro! [hulu]
- Martin Scorsese to Direct Leonardo DiCaprio in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is confirmed. [thr]
- Mark Wahlberg to become the AVON MAN. [comingsoon]
First Trailer for RUBY SPARKS Starring Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan.
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.
Robert Rodriguez revealed at this year’s Comic-Con that Frank Miller has a script written for Sin City 2 and they could end up filming this year. It looks closer to reality now after years of speculation with Rodriguez revealing the film now has its financing:
Sin City 2 is going good, we’re just finishing the script for that, we already got the money. We have everything we need so we can just start shooting as soon as we get the pages. And it’s the same thing for Machete 2. We’ve already got the budget, just waiting for the script. As soon as we’re finished writing we get to start the shoot.
I can’t say I have a lot of faith in this considering the sequel was talked about heavily as soon as the first Sin City was released to great reaction and a strong box office performance. I loved Sin City and after all these years I have to admit they will have to pull out all the stops to gain my interest in a sequel. Angelina Jolie in the fan made poster to the left might be something to consider Mr. Rodriguez.
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.