No, you didn’t read that wrong. After an obscenely long wait since the first movie, “Sin City 2”, which would adapt “A Dame to Kill For” as expected, is now officially (honest to God) beginning production. AR Films and Rodriguez’s Quick Draw Productions will produce, with financing coming through AR Films U.S, and Dimension Films handling domestic distribution.
Says Rodriguez about the long-delayed sequel (remember, “Sin City” came out in 2005):
The first question I am always asked is “When will you make another Sin City?” 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, who co-directed parts of “Sin City” along with Rodriguez before heading off to do the doomed “The Spirit”, chimes in:
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.
Casting for the sequel will be underway next week.
Of course, a lot of the original cast are expected to return, most notably Clive Owen as Dwight, the hero of “A Dame to Kill For”. The story arc finds Dwight reuniting with his old love Ava. A whole heap of trouble, along with blood, violence, and hardboiled badassery, ensue.