Hey, Look, Sin City 2 is Back in the News!

William MonahanFor a film that grossed over $158 million worldwide from a $40 million dollar production budget (not to mention what were probably some lucrative DVD sales numbers; comic book movies always do pretty well on DVD, and the film was a major hit with comic book nerds everywhere), Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s 2005 movie “Sin City” sure is having a hard time getting a sequel together. Six years later, it might finally have gotten it shit together.

There’s still no start date as we speak, though THR reports that Miller has recently completed a draft of the script, and now “The Departed’s” William Monahan (who recently wrote and directed the breezy (if a tad ridiculously violent) “London Boulevard”) has been hired to take another pass at the script. Monahan is an Oscar winner (for his work on Scorsese’s “The Departed”), though I honestly have no idea how that helps him to re-write a movie sequel based on a gritty noir comic book.

Rumors from this year’s Comic Con has “Sin City 2″ scheduled to shoot as early as the end of this year. Of course, we’ve all heard that before. Plus, we still have no idea what the storyline for the sequel will be. Here’s hoping it’s the very awesome “A Dame to Kill For” starring Dwight (originally played by Clive Owen in the first movie). The story allows pretty much everyone from the first movie to return, though I can do without Jessica Alba’s stripper-who-doesn’t-actually-strip. What’s up with that?

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Comic Book Cover



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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    Granted, out of the 5 movies Monahan has written, I’ve only seen KINGDOM OF HEAVEN and THE DEPARTED; but it sounds to me like they’re bringing him on to take a crack the script because he’s shown ability to adapt someone else’s work successfully a la The Departed. Plus, add that with EDGE OF DARKNESS and LONDON BLVD and it sounds like he has experiecne writing noir or noir-ish films. London Blvd sounds like it could fit very well into the Sin City universe. And I wasn’t as bothered by Jessica Alba as most were, so I wouldn’t mind if she came back if not for anything more than continuity. It did bother me though that out of Carla Gugino, Brittany Murphy and Alba that Gugino was the only one who really kinda just went with the nudity. Did it hurt the film? Absolutely not. Just a minor “hmmmmm….I wonder” kinda thing.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      “London Boulevard” was pretty good — until the ridiculous final 10 minutes or so.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      How’d you forget Jamie King as Goodie/ Wendy?

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      How’d you forget Jamie King as Goodie/ Wendy?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

        Oh yeah, you’re right Dedpool. Lol my bad. I dunno how I left her out, her scenes knocked me off my feet more than Carla’s did.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          That’s cause she’s younger and had more appealing scenes, but Carla is one fine older woman and I will never be able to look at her in the “Spy Kids” flagcks the same.
          Sent on the go!

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        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          That’s cause she’s younger and had more appealing scenes, but Carla is one fine older woman and I will never be able to look at her in the “Spy Kids” flagcks the same.
          Sent on the go!

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    I can’t wait for a sequel, and so far this new writer sounds perfect for Sin City. Really hope we get Dwight played by Clive Owen again in heavy prosthetics for his old face or someone of that calibre.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    I can’t wait for a sequel, and so far this new writer sounds perfect for Sin City. Really hope we get Dwight played by Clive Owen again in heavy prosthetics for his old face or someone of that calibre.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dee.mayhem77 Tyler Dee

    who is gonna be directing the movie, just hope it is still robert rodriguez or is frank miller going another direction to get another director?