…and it looks like trouble. The good kind… As Marv says…”looks like Christmas”.
If you liked the highly stylized, black, white, red and yellow world of Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez‘s first foray into Sin City back in 2005 (holy crap, has it really been that long?), chances would seem to be very good that you’re going to love the sequel.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For looks like…more. More guns, more dames, more broken glass, more Marv…
Mickey Rourke is, of course, back as Marv, the punch drunk pugilist with a thick head and a soft heart. Jessica Alba, who has managed to sustain a career by playing Nancy Callahan at nine year intervals, is back as the reluctant stripper, and she appears ready to bust out (apparently by busting up her face). Bruce Willis‘ John Hartigan, Jaime King as Goldie and Rosario Dawson as Gail round out the returning residents. Dwight is back but in the intervening years, he no longer looks like Clive Owen, but Josh Brolin instead. Somehow Michael Madsen as Bob turned into Jeremy Piven. Not sure how that works. (Dennis Haysbert replaced Michael Clarke Duncan for obvious reasons. RIP Big Man.)
The new kids in town include Eva Green as Ava Lord. Could she be the titutlar dame? There are quite a few to choose from. Those mentioned above as well as Juno Temple, Jamie Chung (who replaced Devon Aoki as Miho), Alexa PenaVega (all grown up from Rodriguez’s Spy Kids franchise) and even Lady Gaga.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s Johnny is taking on “the most powerful man in the state”, played by Powers Boothe (naturally). His henchman look to include Marton Csokas, Christopher Meloni and Ray Liotta, of course. Huge cast ready for big fun!
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller’s 2005 groundbreaking film, FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY.
Bullets fly . Blood flows. Things explode. And everyone sounds like they came from a pulp paperback. Frank Miller by way of James M. Cain. Oh yeah, I’ll be booking a trip when Sin City: A Dame to Kill For lands in theaters August 22 in the US and 29 August in the UK.