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[03.05.2007] Der Regisseur Joe Carnahan schreibt in seinem Blog über den "Sin City 2" Teaser-Trailer...
[...] Robert Rodriguez stopped by the office yesterday and showed me what may become the teaser for 'SIN CITY 2' and HOLY SH*T is it something. I don't want to let any cats out of any bags, so all I can say is there's not a hetero male moviegoer alive that's not going to deeply DIG that spot. Remember, he's doing 'A Dame To Kill For' and brother has he got it. That guy's enthusiasm for filmmaking is infectious too. A solid bloke and a good soul. [...]

[07.04.2007] CS! meldet...
'Andrew' wrote in with possibly some big news on the "Sin City" franchise. Rodriguez is apparently eyeing a TV series after Sin City 2 is released in theaters:
Tonight on PBS' The Charlie Rose Show, Robert Rodriguez said that Sin City 2 would probably begin shooting in June and that Sin City would probably continue in some form on television. [..]


[28.03.2007] MTV.com meldet...
[...] "Basically ['Sin City 2'] is based on [the 'Sin City' story] 'A Dame to Kill For,' which has a lot of the old characters still alive because it's a prequel to ['The Big Fat Kill']," director Robert Rodriguez revealed. "[Author and co-director] Frank Miller's already written the script. Right now we're just talking about when we're going to get started."
Count in Rosario Dawson. The 27-year-old actress said she is "very excited" to reprise her role as Gail, the leather-clad prostitute whose love/hate relationship with Dwight (Clive Owen) fuels much of the story [...]
"There are a couple of sentences and things [Clive and I] say back and forth to each other [in 'The Big Fat Kill'] like, 'Oh, it's been so long since you've been here,' and, 'After we did what we did for you, why then did you leave?' Because it's a prequel to the [first movie's] middle story - which is the one I was in with Clive. That story line is going to be explained," she reported. She added enthusiastically: "I'm really looking forward to going in there and doing it again, because there are things I would have loved to do more with the character."
Among those things she's most looking forward to, Dawson grinned, is a new outfit that would make most grown women blush.
"I'm trying to figure out how to top my outfit [from the first one]. I was like, 'Geez, I'm going to have to be down to pasties and a thong,' " the "Grindhouse" star laughed. "But I'm very excited to be wearing a [dominatrix] mask in this one. I wanted to have it in the first one, but they [said], 'You can't cover your face, it defeats the purpose.' But I want it to look as realistic as possible."
By "realistic," of course, Dawson meant faithful to the graphic novel, not true to any real-world experience. But she did hint that this time around the experience should feel much more "regular" - at least in terms of narrative.
"Rather than the first 'Sin City,' where it was three different books kind of put together with different time frames, this is one full story all the way through," Dawson explained of the film's plot. "So it will be a much more regular movie in that sense - well, as much as 'Sin City' and black-and-white craziness can be regular."
Fans should expect anything but a "regular" experience in the third "Sin City." Rodriguez suggested it will revolve around "Hell and Back," the story of Wallace, a brooding artist who, due to being drugged repetitively, wanders through most of the tale hallucinating.
But if you think that's weird, wait until you see how it's played ... by Johnny Depp?
"He was interested in doing the Jackie Boy character that Benicio [del Toro] played [in the first one], but he was doing that movie 'Libertine' in Europe and it just kept getting pushed and delayed and went right through our shooting schedule," Rodriquez said of the actor he directed in "Once Upon a Time in Mexico." "But there is a better role for him in ['Hell and Back']. I kept going, 'Gosh, Jackie Boy is a small part, he could be really good [as Wallace].' When he wasn't available, I thought maybe it was meant to be."
While no deal is in place for Depp at the moment, Rodriguez seemed coyly confident they would get the Oscar-nominated actor. The director was equally excited about potentially casting another of his old favorites, Antonio Banderas.
"When I showed him the first sample of the work, he went, 'Man I'll do anything in that. I'll be the hunchback. You have to bring me onboard, that looks amazing,' " Rodriguez recalled. "So Frank met him that time too and he said, 'I have got to find something for that guy. I've never met him before. He's amazing.' [So we're] looking at the cast of characters and [looking] to see where he can fit."
With Miller excited, Banderas might not have to wait long - the author has already rewritten some of his work to facilitate the new actors, recently adding in scenes in "A Dame to Kill For" with Jessica Alba's Nancy Callahan, for instance. But then, this is "Sin City" - walk down the right back alley and you can find almost anything. [...]


[19.03.2007] CS! zitiert Frank Miller...
[...] Frank Miller said that he talked to Robert Rodriguez yesterday about Sin City 2. They hope to be prepping the sequel in the next six weeks for shooting to start in June. [...]

[25.02.2007] SciFi.com meldet...
Frank Miller, who wrote and co-directed Sin City based on his popular graphic novels, told SCI FI Wire that Sin City 2 is a go and that he hopes to be in Texas to shoot the film by late spring. Miller and Robert Rodriguez will again share directing duties on the sequel.
"The script is largely done, and now we're in that limbo zone where we're casting and making script adjustments as we go," Miller said in an interview while promoting 300, which he executive-produced and which is also based on one of his graphic novels.
Miller added that the sequel will be based on A Dame to Kill for, the second Sin City tale and a prequel to The Hard Goodbye, which was the basis of one of the first film's storylines. The sequel will also deal with "a couple of old stories and one brand-new one," Miller said. "The old ones are a couple of 'Blue Eyes' stories, and there's an 'Old Town Girls' story, and the new one features Nancy Callahan [played by Jessica Alba] in a very different, very scary role. I'm hoping we'll start in late spring. It gets pretty hot in Austin, so there might be a summer's interruption there, but both Robert and I really want to be shooting this thing as soon as possible."


[19.01.2007] Wie Cinema Blend meldet, sieht es ganz danach aus, als würde Rachel Weisz die für Angelina Jolie vorgesehene Rolle in "Sin City 2" übernehmen...
Almost since the first Sin City debuted back in 2005, it’s been pretty clear that Robert Rodriguez has wanted Angelina Jolie as the star of the sequel Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For. Somehow though, Jolie just hasn’t been able to fit it into her schedule. Now, after a lot of delays on the project, it looks like she may have been replaced.
A source claiming to be close to the production contacted me tonight to let us know that Angelina Jolie is out, and Rachel Weisz is in. Our source, who asked to remain anonymous, says that Rachel is in talks with Robert Rodriguez's people about taking on the role of Ava Lord, the titular "Dame to Kill For" in the original comic on which Sin City 2 is going to be based. If she gets locked in, rumor has it that Sin City 2 will finally start shooting in 2008. [...]


[10.12.2006] CS! sprach mit Angelina Jolie...
It was reported earlier this year that Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller were interested in Angelina Jolie playing a lead role in the sequel to Sin City. Jolie was pregnant at the time, however, which would push back production, and Rodriguez instead started filming Grindhouse with Quentin Tarantino. ComingSoon.net/SuperheroHype.com caught up with The Good Shepherd star to ask whether she is still up for playing the role of Ava in the anticipated second film.
"We talked about it and I read the comic," Jolie told us. "I don't think the film is being made at this moment. When it's actually going to be made I'm sure we'll talk about it.
"It was a funny thing, because the idea came to me when I was pregnant," she added. "So it was this idea... I've been Clover (in 'The Good Shepherd'), depressed and quiet, and then I was feeling very maternal, pregnant. It was this idea of this sexy, violent and loud [character]... I thought maybe after I'm pregnant it would be nice to do."
It sounds like Rodriguez and Miller have their Ava if everything works out. A start date for Sin City 2 has not been announced.
In the graphic novel, Ava Lord is the dame to kill for. She is an ex-lover of Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen) who manipulates men through her good looks and her supposed innocence.


[12.11.2006] GameFront meldet...
Hier sind Meldungen aus der Gerüchterubrik der amerikanischen EGM (Electronic Gaming Monthly). [...] Ein Sin City-Spiel kommt für PS3 und Xbox 360. [...]

[10.07.2006] Blackfilm.com sprach mit Michael Clarke Duncan...
Are you definitely back for "Sin City 2"?
MCD: No, they talk about it but the good thing is that Manute is not an overly big character. He's not big in size. He's just big in fierceness and his look and everything, so I can probably play him in this size because he has on all black so you really can't tell how big he is. Definitely, that's something that's on the burner. Working with Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller is like another heaven gig. It doesn't get any better than that. They'll come up with something and start writing something soon. [...]


[02.05.2006] Moviehole meldet...
The bad news [..]: Bruce Willis won’t be in "Sin City 2".
The good news: He may be in the next instalment after that, a prequel to "Sin City".
In an interview with IF magazine, Willis said that there’s been talks - presumably with director Robert Rodriguez - about "doing a prequel to the story that I was in. I think that's something that's going to be around for a while. I would love to keep working on that."
Meantime, speaking of everything Rodriguez, the director’s next project - possibly before "Sin City 2" - might be his long-planned film transfer of the comic book "Madman". [...]


[14.03.2006] SciFi.com zitiert Rosario "Gail" Dawson...
Rosario Dawson, who will reprise the role of rogue hooker Gail in the upcoming sequel to Sin City, told SCI FI Wire that director Robert Rodriguez wants Angelina Jolie to star in Sin City 2 and is delaying production to accommodate Jolie's current pregnancy.
"The film's been kind of postponed because Robert has been interested in Angelina Jolie for the lead," Dawson said in an interview. "But she's very pregnant right now. So that's putting an understandable hold on the film."
Dawson returns in Sin City 2, which is based on Frank Miller's graphic novel stories "A Dame to Kill for" and "Lost, Lonely and Lethal." "I don't think Gail changes all that much from the first film to this one," Dawson said. "Gail is always Gail. The only preparation I've had to do was just to stay healthy. I think the main question in regards to Gail is whether or not I'll cut my hair this time. It's starting to get a bit long now."
Dawson recently completed producing and starring in the thriller Descent for her production company. She said that playing Gail in the first Sin City has definitely made her a favorite among genre fans. "People are always coming up to me and asking me to sign the Gail action figure," she said with a laugh. "And it's kind of weird to be signing a doll that has an Uzi and handcuffs."


[11.03.2006] CS! sprach mit Clive Owen...
[...] As always, we had to ask Owen about the sequel Sin City 2, which would reunite Owen with co-directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, but he knew as much as we do. "I have no idea," he responded. "They've been talking about it, but nothing's been sorted out yet. I think Rob is definitely intending to do two more movies is what I heard, but there's nothing been set in concrete as to who's in it and when it is." [...]

[15.02.2006] iFMagazine.com zitiert Bruce Willis...
[...] As for Willis’ other franchise - SIN CITY - he says nothing is concrete about the sequel just yet.
"Clive Owen isn’t on, but we’re talking about it," says Willis. "We’re talking about a prequel to SIN CITY."


[14.02.2006] AICN berichtet über die WonderCon, auf der u.a. Frank Miller zugegen war...
[...] Brownstein: "Whereas your superhero books are contemporary, SIN CITY is timeless." FM: "I wanted to have a grab-bag of all the cool things from every era--cellfones exist with 1940s cars and hookers wear Versace cause I say so." Brownstein: "How do you address critics who say it's a bad influence on kids ?" FM: "I don't believe in the whole 'monkey see, monkey do' thing." He elaborated by explaining that Frederic Wertham's famous writing of comic's "dangers" have scared everyone. "I'd say he should 'burn in hell', but what would be the point." The two then talked about how the SIN CITY movie came about with Miller again explaining how Rodriguez convinced him, due to the fact that Rodriguez "isn't Hollywood. Austin, Tx. is NOT Hollywood, thank God," and that he felt like "a kid in a candy-store" shooting the flick. He explained that part 2 would mainly focus on A DAME TO KILL FOR with an original story about Nancy, post-Hartigan's death, with a BABE WITH BLUE EYES story thrown in. When Brownstein asked what "49-yr-old elder-statesman" Miller ("You dick.") thought his generation's biggest acheivement was ? "We kept it alive. We made the voice of the author heard more clearly." And what he'd like to see from the next generation ? "Better comics." [...]
The final question: when does SIN CITY 2 begin shooting. This one was a head-scratcher. "May. Maybe June." (Jesus H. Christ--what is Rodriguez on that he shoots three flicks back-to-back-to-back ?!) He left to a standing ovation again. [...]


[03.02.2006] AICN erwähnt beiläufig, dass sich Robert Rodriguez mit Angelina Jolie über eine gewisse Rolle in "Sin City 2" unterhalten hat: Ava aka "Eine Braut, für die man mordet" !!!

[26.12.2005] Empire Online sprach kürzlich mit Frank Miller über weitere "Sin City"-Filme...
[...] he told us a little about the development of Sin City 2, due out August 18 next year. Here's what he had to say:
"I'm finishing the script right now for Sin City 2 - I can't wait to get back behind the camera. If I have my way, there's going to be five [films] - but that's if I have my way! Five would take care of all the graphic novels - but there's new material that I'm writing for the second one. There'll probably also be a separate graphic novel that I'll do. It's a Nancy Callahan story that I've been wanting to do."


[09.12.2005] B-D berichtet über die US-Präsentation der Frank Miller's "Sin City" Recut & Extended Edition (2 DVDs)...
[...] They spoke endlessly about the making of the first Sin City and then talked briefly about what we can expect for parts 2 and 3. Miller mentioned that he is still writing the films and that he has specific actor’s in mind. The sequels will be based on his "A Dame to Kill For" series. When an audience member asked about how great it must be to be "you guys" Tarentino joked, "It doesn’t suck to be us! I would recommend it."
The best part of the evening was seeing the special DVD features on the big screen!!! In one of the featured segment we see the entire film, sped up, without any visual FX, ALL GREENSCREEN!!! It’s amazing seeing what the film was before the talented computer guys got there grimy hands on it. There was a segment called "The Long Take", where we see a 14-minute, no cuts, day in the life of Tarentino directing Clive Owen and Bennicio Del Toro. If you ever wanted to be on the set of a Tarentino film, this is about as close as you will get to the real thing! A fascinating study on acting and directing, and the daily working of a "real" movie.


[08.12.2005] Bei Cinecon.com gibt es ein Interview mit Robert Rodriguez, der sich u.a. über "Sin City 2" äusserte...
"Frank Miller is busy adding on to the storyline of DAME TO KILL FOR. That would be the next Sin City movie. As for a TV Series, I think that was just Miramax talk. We haven’t' discussed actually doing that. What I like about DAME TO KILL FOR is that it has a lot of characters from SIN CITY in it... Marv is still alive, Dwight doesnt have his new face yet, Gail is in it, Goldie AND Wendy are in it as twin sisters... Miho... new characters as well. it felt like if we could expand on that story and make it bigger overall, that'd be our best choice for a sequel."

[14.11.2005] Zur Promotion des Japan-Starts von "Sin City" öffnete eine "Sin City"-Bar ihre Pforten... Cool !!! Bei RidingSun.com gibt es ein paar Infos zu diesem besonderen Event..

[06.11.2005] Cinematical meldet...
Michael Clarke Duncan says he will most likely return for the new Sin City flick, A Dame to Kill For. While this news may sound weird to some (Duncan’s character died in the first film), it should not surprise serious Sin City fans, who are well aware that the story for the new movie happens chronologically earlier than the death in the first movie. The only part of it that may be surprising is that Duncan is not officially returning yet- he’s still waiting for the nod from Miller and Rodriguez. I wouldn’t fret, though; I don’t think anyone doubts his return once the project gets moving. Duncan himself says "We've talked about it- Manute has a very big role [in that] and I certainly wanna be a part of it." [...]

[24.10.2005] Moviehole meldet...
Sounds like Robert Rodriguez is going to milk the bejesus out of Franky’s "Sin City" template. Who can blame him either? The film’s paying for that fancy new boat he’s about to dunk into the pond.
Not only is Robby rounding up the original cast members for a sequel to the 2004 spectacular-spectacular, but he has also coaxed The Weinstein Brothers into making a TV series out of it.
No word yet on what characters or yarns will be used as the stencil for the TV spin-off, but no doubt Frank Miller’s going to be put on the permanent pay-roll so that he can keep coming up with more anecdotes for the populace of the greyscale city.
Meantime, apparently the start date for "Sin City 2" has been pushed back a smidge. Jessica Alba - pour some hot steamy icing sugar on those storks will ya? - says Frank Miller’s got so many tempting offers that he’s decided the sequel can wait a couple of months. "[Robert] wants to do ‘Sin City 2’ after [Grind House], but Frank is like a big Hollywood star now", says The Invisible Woman. "I had dinner with him, and he has some cool ideas about Nancy. He might work on the graphic novel and then release it simultaneously."


[13.10.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu "Sin City" ReCut...
[...] Cool and neat to see, Rodriguez’s new cut offers us some new glimpses at the characters many of us have come to love, if we didn’t love them in comic form. There are several additional scenes that either tie the film even closer together (like a great sequence between Carla Gugino’s Lucille and Bruce Willis’s Hartigan) or makes certain aspects of the film more pronounced and heartfelt (like a great scene between Mickey Rourke’s Marv and his mother, further accentuating the aspect of Marv’s mental disability.) It’s great material I’m glad I got to see in this form. The downsides are that the way Rodriguez has them cut now are into their own isolated stories and, at least how it was presented to us, doesn’t have the flow that his theatrical cut has and more importantly this cut isn’t going to make converts out of those who are already unbelievers. Unlike great extended or directors cuts like Daredevil, The Lord of the Rings, Aliens or the ‘Untitled’ Almost Famous cut, this version doesn’t really expound enough upon things we really wanted to see or change the film substantially in any way. Here are six directors cuts of films I patently refuse to watch the theatrical versions of ever again. Sin City, at least in its current form, isn’t among that list. Frankly, I’d rather watch the original theatrical version (which I simply adore - Rodriguez’s finest work by far) and pull this out if I want a 45 minute dose of a single Sin City story. It’s great stuff, but easy to see why these scenes didn’t make the cut to get Sin City to theatrical length. Sin City fans rejoice at new footage! Those unconvinced, this ain’t gonna convince you. [...]

[01.10.2005] CS! sprach mit Jessica Alba...
[...] most people will probably want to know what's going on with the progress of Sin City 2, the proposed sequel to the Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez crime noir movie based on Miller's graphic novels. "I talked to Robert, and he's doing some movie with Quentin (Grind House), where they're each writing half of a movie and then they use the same twelve people," she said. "He's doing that now and then I know he wants to do 'Sin City' after that, but Frank is like a big Hollywood star now. He's being offered all these things to direct and write. I had dinner with him, and he has some pretty damn cool ideas about Nancy, and I think he's going to write something for me. I mean, he said he was. Who knows until I see the script. He might do it as a graphic novel first and then release it simultaneously? I don't know."
Being comic fans, we wanted to know what "Sin City" creator/director/artist Frank Miller was like on the set and if he was different from other directors she's worked with. "No director is the same that I've ever worked with except for television directors. They're all similar... kind of," she told us. "There are some exceptions, but he's definitely an artist, yeah. I definitely get that he's an internal, crazed artist. He attaches everything emotionally to the back story of the character and why he or she do what they do and why they're saying what they're saying, and what that means. So he always approaches everything from a very emotional place. Robert would do that, but then be like 'I need you to cry out of that eye because that's the one we have in the angle and it matches the drawing." I'm like, "Okay, how do I cry out of my right eye? That's insane!" And then Frank would be like, "Nancy feels..." and then he would tell me the back story, so I somehow figured out how to cry out of the right eye. It was a nice marriage." [...]


[23.09.2005] Es gibt detaillierte Infos zur "Sin City" Recut & Extended Edition (2 DVDs), die am 13. Dezember 2005 in den USA veröffentlicht wird - u.a. gibt es 23 Minuten mehr... Der Hammer !!!

[22.09.2005] MTV.com sprach mit Quentin Tarantino...
[...] the director commented on Frank Miller's recent statement that Tarantino's hectic schedule may keep him from participating in the second "Sin City" film (see " 'Sin City' Co-Directors Working On Sequels, Eyeing A Tarantino Replacement"). "Well that might not be the case, actually," the enthusiastic auteur insisted. "I'll be in Austin [Texas] for a long time on 'Grind House' ... so [Rodriguez and I will] be doing a thing together, then after that he goes right into 'Sin City 2,' so they just have to offer me a scene. Maybe there's not a scene for me this time, but I can't imagine that I wouldn't make myself available if they wanted me [to]." [...]

[12.09.2005] Erweiterte "Sin City"-DVD !!! SciFi.com meldet...
A special "recut and extended" DVD version of Robert Rodriguez's comic-book movie Sin City will feature never-before-seen footage integrated directly into the feature, Dimension Home Video announced. This two-disc DVD will also feature hours of new bonus materials supervised directly by Rodriguez, as well as the complete first issue of Frank Miller's Sin City graphic novel. Sin City Recut and Extended will be available Dec. 13, with a suggested retail price of $39.99.

[11.08.2005] Heute startet "Sin City" endlich auch in den deutschen Kinos... Ein Muss !!! Leider wird man den Film nicht überall zu sehen kriegen: Spiegel.de meldet...
Bereits vergangene Woche haben sich die großen Kinos geweigert, den Film "Herbie: Fully loaded - Ein toller Käfer startet durch!" ins Programm zu nehmen. Nun droht auch "Sin City" dem Streit der Betreiber mit dem Verleih zum Opfer zu fallen. [...]
"'Sin City' wird voraussichtlich noch vor Weihnachten als DVD auf den Markt kommen", sagte eine Sprecherin der Verleihfirma Buena Vista International, Kerstin Butenschön, zu SPIEGEL ONLINE. Und genau hier liegt das Problem: Mit einer Vermarktung der Filme als DVD bereits vor Ende des Jahres unterschreitet Buena Vista die Zweitvermarktungs-Frist um rund einen Monat.
Ziel der Verleiher und Produktionsfirmen ist es, durch Raubkopien entstehende Verluste einzudämmen, indem man die DVDs möglichst schnell vermarktet. Die Kinobetreiber sehen durch dieses Vorgehen jedoch die Exklusivität der Aufführung eines Films im Kino bedroht. Man hat Angst, dass die Zuschauer zuhause auf die DVD oder das Video warten, anstatt die Lichtspielhäuser zu besuchen. Bei gleichbleibenden Kosten sei die Aufführung der Filme so nicht mehr wirtschaftlich, sagte Cinemaxx-Sprecher Arne Schmidt dem Online-Magazin "Telepolis".
Entsprechend fordern die Kinobetreiber ein Entgegenkommen der Verleiher bei der Höhe der Filmmieten. Die einzige Alternative zu einer solchen Verringerung der Kosten sei, die Eintrittspreise zu erhöhen. Das scheine aber in der aktuellen konsumschwachen Zeit keine Option zu sein, so Schmidt weiter.
Da sich die großen Kinobetreiber und die Verleihfirma in der vergangenen Woche nicht einigen konnten, blieb "Herbie" in der vergangenen Woche ungesehen auf seiner Spule. Und auch Robert Rodriguez' und Frank Millers' "Sin City" läuft heute nicht, wie geplant, in den Cinestar-, Cinemaxx- und UCI-Kinos an.
"Aus wirtschaftlichen Gründen haben wir den Film heute noch nicht mit in das Programm aufgenommen, da die Leihkosten unserer Ansicht nach zu hoch sind. Aber die Gespräche mit dem Verleih laufen noch. Es ist möglich, dass wir den Film nachträglich noch aufnehmen", sagte Cinestar-Sprecher Jan Osterlin zu SPIEGEL ONLINE. Zur Auseinandersetzung selbst und zum Stand der Verhandlungen wollten weder Buena Vista noch die Kinobetreiber Stellung nehmen.
Es besteht also noch Hoffnung, dass "Sin City" doch noch die ganz großen Leinwände erobert.


[03.08.2005] Moviehole meldet...
Adorable ditz, Brittany Murphy, has signed to star in the sequel to the funktastic "Sin City".
"I'm absolutely thrilled. It's exciting to be a part of something so big and artistically groundbreaking", says the actress, who played Shellie in Robert Rodriguez's film transfer of the Frank Miller comic.
"I love the film and I'm ecstatic to be working with director Robert Rodriguez and the crew again."
Also signed up for a second bout in film noir-ville is Mickey Rourke, reprising his role as the over-sized mean machine, Marv. [...]


[13.07.2005] JoBlo.com meldet...
What could possibly make SIN CITY 2 any cooler? No, besides the addition of Johnny Depp. Yeah, the addition of Salma Hayek! While Depp probably won't have time to make an appearance in the film, it does seem that Robert Rodriguez has his eye on Hayek for a role in the film. While down in Mexico promoting SIN CITY he told newspaper Reforma with a laugh, "I always consider Salma for my projects, even for male roles.' He added, "but yes, there is a character that suits her in this new movie." What role it is remains to be seen but Rodriguez confirmed the sequel will be based off "A Dame to Kill For." Could it be the titular female Ava? Rodriguez also added that Mickey Rourke is confirmed to return and while he didn't mention Clive Owen, you'd almost assume he'd have to be considering "Dame" centers on his character. [...]

[12.07.2005] SHH! sprach mit Michael Clarke Duncan... SPOILER !!!
[...] Duncan played the crime boss Manute in Frank Miller's Sin City, and since his character also appears in Miller's "A Dame to Kill For," we asked him whether or not Rodriguez has contacted him about appearing in the sequel, Sin City 2, scheduled to come out next summer.
"They don't have [the story] in a certain order," he told Superhero Hype!, "so you might see me in another Sin City before that one. It jumps back and forth and all around, and you never actually see my character die. You just assume that he got shot up and that he's dead, but they told me that they would never show him dead because they want him to come back. He's supposed to be this supernatural being that can always come back." [...]


[01.06.2005] About.com sprach mit Rodriguez über das Sequel... SPOILER !!!
When do you start Sin City 2? January.
What Frank Miller stories will you use for Sin City 2? "A Dame to Kill For."
Oh, will it be just one story in Sin City 2? Probably not.
Are there any returning characters from Sin City in "A Dame to Kill For?" Yeah, that’s what’s cool is about "Dame to Kill For" is a lot of the characters that are dead in this movie are alive in that one because it takes place before, so Mickey Rourke’s in there. That book is kind of cool because it takes place before.
Who will you cast as the new characters in Sin City 2? Maybe some of your regulars like Danny Trejo, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas? Oh man, I haven’t even started on that one.
What about the rumor that you’re going to shoot Sin City 2 and Sin City 3 together? That’s a rumor.
So you’re just doing one Sin City at a time? Yeah. [...]


[24.05.2005] Bei mySan.de gibt es eine Kritik von Jakob Montrasio... Und die BBC zitiert Robert Rodriguez...
[...] work had already started on a sequel to Sin City, and would feature many of the same characters.
He added that the next film would be based on Miller's book, A Dame to Kill For.


[21.05.2005] TheFilmFactory.co.uk berichtet über die Premiere in London...

[18.05.2005] CS! meldet...
Frank Miller has already begun scripting Sin City 2, which he will co-direct with Robert Rodriguez, reports Screen Daily. The project will be jointly owned by Disney and the WeinsteinCo.
Speaking at Cannes Film Festival's annual luncheon for international distributors hosted by the Weinsteins, Miller said it was too early to announce casting but did confirm the project will be shot entirely on green screen, like the first film.
Miller was part of a large Sin City contingent that flew into town ahead of today's competition screening. Stars in attendance included Mickey Rourke, Benicio Del Toro, Jessica Alba, Michael Madsen and Brittany Murphy.
The $40 million-budgeted Sin City has earned $72.9 million domestically.


[29.04.2005] JoBlo.com meldet...
[...] Robert Rodriguez will be shooting back to back sequels for SIN CITY 2 and 3 starting February of next year for a release presumably summer of 2007. I guess the studio big wigs were satisfied with the commercial and critical appeal of the uber-cool SIN CITY that they jumped on the shooting back to back sequels bandwagon. [...]

[11.04.2005] Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] "Sin City" baute indes 50 Prozent ab und belegte mit 14,1 Mio. Dollar den zweiten Platz. Nach zehn Tagen hat die Comic-Verfilmung 50,7 Mio. Dollar eingespielt. [...]

[10.04.2005] Bei AICN gibt es ein Interview mit Michael Clarke Duncan...

[08.04.2005] Bei AICN gibt es sehenswerte Bilder der "Sin City"-Actionfiguren von NECA...

[06.04.2005] Bei mysan.de gibt es 5 deutsche "Sin City"-Poster...

[05.04.2005] Bei Yahoo! Movies gibt es einen exklusiven Ausschnitt... Bei DH gibt es eine Kritik von Garth (3.5/5)...
[...] The production values are superb, especially with the mix of stark silhouette flashes, moody computer-generated vistas and occasional use of colour. There's sex and nudity but its more for fetish appeal than anything erotic. The excessive violence is done purely for exploitation rather than any real substantive reason. Its a project that's crying out to say "look at me, I'm cool" but lacks any real hutzpah to back up that claim - no matter how you may dress it up, cheese is still cheese. Maybe if Rodriguez had tried to take Miller's material in an interesting new direction there could've been a classic in here, if only the writing could've matched the visuals in innovation. Nevertheless in a lacklustre year of filmmaking, this easily stands above the crowd as being the best film of the year so far.

[04.04.2005] Moviehole sprach mit Bruce Willis über mögliche Sequels...
[...] apparently "Sin City" put quite a few bums on seats this weekend - so much so that they're already talking about bringing Frank Miller's "A Dame to Kill For" and "Family Values" to the screen, serving as sequels. [...]

[03.04.2005] CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] This weekend, it was all about Frank Miller's Sin City. Directed by Miller with Robert Rodriguez and his pal Quentin Tarantino, and starring Bruce Willis, Clive Owen and dozens more, the question this weekend was never whether it would be #1, but how much an R-rated black-and-white movie based on a little known comic book could make. In this case, it earned an estimated $28 million opening weekend, more than last year's Hellboy, either of the two Kill Bill films or Rodriguez's last movie. It averaged $8,706 in 3,230 theatres across the country. [...]

[02.04.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Quint...

[30.03.2005] Bei IESB gibt es einen Bericht über die Weltpremiere, inkl. Video...

[29.03.2005] Bei Moviehole gibt es Interviews mit Cast & Crew...

[24.03.2005] Bei CS! gibt es Interviews mit Clive Owen und Benicio Del Toro...

[23.03.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Harry Knowles, einem "guten" Freund von R. Rodriguez... Bei CS! gibt es Interviews mit Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba und Brittany Murphy...

[22.03.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Moriarty, zudem bietet AICN eine Kritik von Neill Cumpston...

[21.03.2005] CS! sprach mit Robert Rodriguez...
[...] Rodriguez also said he'd be interested in a Sin City sequel. "Yeah, I would do another Sin City. We'll see how the first one does, and if they want another one, we'll do another one." [...]

[20.03.2005] Bei AICN gibt es weitere Kritiken...
[...] Whether you've read Sin City or not, this movie will kick your eyeballs' asses for two straight hours with innovative digital film technique, amazing visual design throughout, and one of the best ensemble casts in crime fiction brought to slavishly accurate life by an equally impressive group of actors who still manage to leave their own stamps on the characters. [...]

[18.03.2005] Bei AICN gibt es überzeugende Kritiken...
[...] this movie is almost a fuckin' masterpiece. even though i'm still jazzed by the whole experience, i can safely say it's the most visceral movie experience i've had in a long while, as well as maybe my new favorite comic book movie of all time (beating out superman 1 and 2, X2, and spiderman 2). i've only a few minor qualms [...]

[08.03.2005] Bei Moviefone gibt es den neuen "Sin City" Trailer !!!

[04.03.2005] Bei CS! gibt es das finale Poster...

[26.02.2005] Bei DH gibt es ein paar neue Bilder...

[20.02.2005] Music from the Movies meldet...
Robert Rodriguez has hired John Debney and Graeme Revell to work on the original music for his new film Sin City. [...]
Debney and Revell will be scoring different segments of the film in collaboration with Rodriguez. Debney and Rodriguez has previously worked together on two Spy Kids movies, and Revell scored Rodriguez' From Dusk Till Dawn.


[17.02.2005] Die Offizielle Website ist gestartet und bietet u.a. ein paar Ausschnitte...

[15.02.2005] Bei SHH! gibt es Bilder aus der "Entertainment Weekly"...

[04.01.2005] Bei CS! gibt es die Poster in hoher Auflösung...

[21.12.2004] Der erste "Sin City" Trailer ist online... Einfach nur cool !!!

[05.11.2004] Bei AICN gibt es 2 Charakter-Poster !!!

[13.09.2004] TheMovieBox.net hat Material von der Comic-Con veröffentlicht: Ein paar Szenen, die einen kleinen Vorgeschmack auf das Look & Feel des Films bieten...

[11.09.2004] AICN bietet Links zu ein paar vielversprechenden Bildern aus "Sin City"... Ein erster Trailer steht angeblich in den Startlöchern...

[03.09.2004] Bei IESB gibt es ein Interview mit Josh Hartnett...
[...] "The reason I got into it is because Robert Rodriguez needed to get the rights from Frank Miller," Hartnett said. "Frank had felt like he had been duped before. He didn’t want to give the rights away to his baby, Sin City. I had worked with Robert before and I told him at the time, anytime he ever wanted me to do anything, I’d be up for it. I was about to go shoot Mozart [and the Whale]. He was like, ‘Well, just come down here for a couple days, we’ll shot a scene and show Frank that we’re going to do this right.’ So I went down there and then Frank gave him the rights after that and then Robert called me back after I got done with Mozart and said, ‘Can you come down and just do one more scene for the end of the movie.’ So I’m just in the beginning and the end. I play an unnamed character."
This character comes from the comic book, but is not central to the three stories told in the film. "He’s a much bigger character not in this story. They call him any number of things, from The Ladykiller to in the script, we call him The Man. So it’s kind of like take what you will from that." [...]"


[03.08.2004] Bei SF Wire gibt es ein Interview mit Brittany Murphy...
[...] "It's written in a wonderful Howard Hawks sort of noir-esque manner, so that many decades sort of mix together. It's shot in black and white, with some splashes of color. There's a lot of green-screen work that we did. [...]"

[26.07.2004] Bei AICN gibt es einen bebilderten Bericht über das "Sin City" Panel auf der San Diego Comic-Con... Bei CS! gibt es einen weiteren Bericht, inkl. Poster von Jessica Alba als Nancy... Übrigens: Weitere Poster kann man bei SHH! bestaunen...
[...] From what was shown, Rodriguez and Miller have created a film with such amazing visual design that it was no surprise the all-star ensemble cast jumped at the chance to work on the ground-breaking project. From the scar on Hartigan's (Willis) forehead, to Gail's (Dawson) costume, to Marv's (Rourke) excessive use of bandaids (read the book), Sin City took the ball and ran with it. Anyone doubting this needs to see nothing more than the Yellow Bastard played by Nick Stahl compared to the comic version to see this is perfect.
The film, for the most part is a combination of three Sin City books: 'The Hard Good Bye' (renamed from simply 'Sin City'), The Big Fat Kill, and That Yellow Bastard. Even though the film has to be cut down to flow as one feature film, Rodriguez promises that the DVD will also feature the complete, longer versions of each story. [...]


[22.07.2004] Bei ComicArt-L gibt es ein Poster, welches Mickey Rourke als Marv zeigt...

[19.07.2004] Bei AICN gibt es ein Interview mit Robert Rodriguez...
[...] QUINT: Which SIN CITY storylines did you focus on for the film? What made you choose them over the others?
ROBERT RODRIGUEZ: After re-reading all the books, and trying to focus the movie, I thought the first SIN CITY book, (MARV's story), the BIG FAT KILL, and THAT YELLOW BASTARD made sense going together because of their use of overlapping characters. I thought DAME TO KILL FOR was great, but too big to include in this movie. The idea I had was to take 3 of Frank's stories and put them together, so the audience would get a real taste of what Sin City was all about.
QUINT: As a fan of the original books, was there a particular sequence that stood out to you... that you couldn't believe you were getting to bring to life?
ROBERT RODRIGUEZ: That would happen daily. No kidding, Frank's books are so tightly plotted there's nothing in them BUT good stuff. So just about every shot we'd come up to do, we'd thumb through the book and say, "Hey! We get to put a gun barrel through Jackie Boy's skull!" I think for Frank, anything with MIHO he couldn't believe we were getting to do, and one of my personal favorites was seeing Hartigan give the Yellow Bastard his... well, you gotta see it. [...]


[06.07.2004] Quint von AICN weiss mehr über eine mögliche "Sin City"-Präsentation auf der San Diego Comic-Con...
[...] I'm hearing word that there will be a presentation on the film at the Con this year. Expect Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller... No one's told me officially they'll be there, but if there is a SIN CITY panel I'd put money on them being there. Hopefully you fans will get your first looks at what Rodriguez and Miller have up their sleeves and realize how truly amazing this film will be. [...]

[02.06.2004] Wie SHH! meldet, hat Tarantino seinen "Sin City" Regie-Beitrag für 1 US-$ Gage erfüllt...

[19.06.2004] CS!...
Variety reports that Michael Clarke Duncan recently reported to the Sin City set in Austin, Texas, to lense a role in the Dimension film, directed by Robert Rodriguez. [...]

[02.06.2004] CS!...
Variety reports that Rosario Dawson (Men in Black II, The Rundown) has joined the ensemble cast of the Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller-directed Dimension Films adaptation of Sin City.
Dawson will take part in the third and final segment. Rodriguez based the film on Miller's graphic novel series. The finale also stars Benicio Del Toro, Clive Owen and Brittany Murphy. Quentin Tarantino is considered likely to direct some of that episode. [...]


[21.05.2004] TheMovieBox.net hat ein Set-Video veröffentlicht, welches u.a. Jessica Alba als Stripperin Nancy und Bruce Willis als Hartigan zeigt !!! Derweil meldet CS!...
Robert Rodriguez has closed his cast on Sin City by adding Benicio Del Toro and Clive Owen to the Dimension Films ensemble project, reports Variety. Rodriguez wrote the script and is co-directing the screen version of the graphic novel series with its creator Frank Miller.
The noir drama is divided into three chapters named for titles in the Miller series: "Sin City," "That Yellow Bastard" and "The Big Fat Kill." Del Toro and Owen will be seen in the last segment, along with Brittany Murphy. The film cast also includes Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett, Mickey Rourke, Nick Stahl, Jessica Alba, Elijah Wood, Carla Gugino, Jaime King and Marley Shelton.
The trade adds that Rodriguez still hopes to draft Quentin Tarantino to direct at least part of that segment, once the "Kill Bill" helmer returns from presiding over the Cannes Film Festival jury. "City" is shooting in Austin, Texas.


[19.05.2004] SHH! meldet...
Rick Gomez is traveling to Dimension's "Sin City," Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of Frank Miller's comic books. Gomez plays character called Shlubb. [...]

[11.05.2004] About.com sprach mit Antonio Banderas...
[...] Will you have a cameo in Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City? No, they didn’t do that yet but it’s interesting. The other day, Harvey Weinstein called me and I couldn’t get a hold of him, so probably that’s what he wants to talk to me about. I don't know. I like the concept though. Robert Rodriguez showed me the concept. It’s beautiful. It’s going to be kind of a real comic book.

[01.05.2004] Bloody-Disgusting meldet...
[...] the wonderful and always reliable news source IMDB (sarcasm guys) reports that Johnny Depp is set to play "Wallace" in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City comic book adaptation. They also report that Michael Douglas, Josh Harnett, Jamie King, Leonardo Dicaprio, Christopher Walken and Steve Buscemi are all set to make an appearance in the film. [...]

[29.04.2004] HollywoodReporter.com meldet...
Nick Stahl is traveling to "Sin City" for Dimension Films, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. [...] Stahl, who is in final negotiations to join the cast, would play the dual roles of Junior and Yellow Bastard, sources said. [...]

[27.04.2004] HollywoodReporter.com meldet...
Jessica Alba, who next stars in MGM's underwater actioner "Into the Blue," is in final negotiations to jump into "Sin City" for Dimension Films. Shooting is under way in Austin, Texas, on the project, which is being co-written, -directed and -produced by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, the studio said. Miller penned the graphic novel series that inspired the film. "Sin City" will comprise three intertwining vignettes revolving around a dark set of characters who call the fictional corrupt town home. Alba will star in a section opposite Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke playing Nancy, a beautiful exotic dancer known as "the sweetheart of Sin City." Jaime King, Elijah Wood and Brittany Murphy round out the cast. Rodriguez's partner, Elizabeth Avellan, will also produce through their Troublemaker Studios label. Alba is perhaps best known for her work on James Cameron's "Dark Angel." [...]

[22.04.2004] DH meldet...
[...] "Rodriguez plans on shooting Willis' sequences in black-and-white in order to pay tribute to Miller's B&W Sin City art, which is itself a homage to the dramatic visuals of the great Hollywood film noir movies of the 1940s and 50s (Criss Cross, The Asphalt Jungle, The Killing, Touch of Evil)._ Rodriguez does plan to shoot some sequences in color, but his choice to film even part of Sin City in black-and-white is courageous to say the least, and testifies to the control he must have over this highly intriguing project"

[31.03.2004] CS! meldet...
Former Karen Sisco star Carla Gugino has been tapped by her "Spy Kids" series helmer Robert Rodriguez to play a role in his Dimension Films drama Sin City, reports Variety.
Gugino will play a lesbian parole officer in the film. She begins work in Austin, Texas, next week, acting in a story arc that is expected to include Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke. [...]


[19.03.2004] Bei AICN gibt es Kommentare zur Besetzung...

[18.03.2004] CS! meldet...
Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has targeted a big list of names for his upcoming Sin City adaptation, based on Frank Miller's graphic novel series.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Willis, Elijah Wood, Mickey Rourke, Brittany Murphy, Kate Bosworth and Jaime King are being eyed for the Dimension Films project. Some of the actors have already signed on for parts, while others are only in talks or have just received offers to join the cast.
The Hollywood Reporter says other names being bandied about include Benicio Del Toro and Maria Bello, though offers had not yet gone out to either as of late Wednesday. Set to start shooting shortly, the film will be composed of three intertwining vignettes revolving around a dark set of characters that call the fictional corrupt town home.


[26.02.2004] AICN meldet...
[...] Robert Rodriguez's next project is... SIN CITY - yup, Frank Miller's SIN CITY - as in that comic that would never be sold by Miller - it has been done. I'm not currently at liberty to discuss who all has been cast in the film, as... well they're all in negotiations, but I will tell you this... if you think the cast for BATMAN: INTIMIDATION is cool - you ain't seen nothing yet. In VARIETY - they mention that Robert has already shot the film's opening with Josh Hartnett and Marley Shelton. But, I promise - Josh isn't playing Marv.... It is killing me to not say - but hopefully all the deals will get more complete soon. Let me tell ya how Robert got Frank to do this though...
Turns out - this has been a project that Robert has been secretly developing for years now without the rights. After finally getting the script where he wanted it - he called up Frank Miller and essentially got him down to Austin to watch the shooting of the opening 9-10 minutes of SIN CITY. Robert told him, if after these few days you don't want me to do the movie, fine, you'll have a really cool short film to show your friends. Apparently there is something amazing about the look of what Robert is doing with the film that he has told me, he can't describe - only that he'll show me sometime soon, but whatever it was - Frank fell in love. Robert also took the completed - all effects finished openin 9-10 minutes to L.A. with him to show each of the "dream cast members" that he hoped to nab for the film. It looks like he'll get them all, but for now - you'll have to guess - cuz it is too early to say for certain who is in. The film is apparently weaving multiple storylines together, not unlike PULP FICTION, but using 'I Believe' - SIN CITY, THAT YELLOW BASTARD and THE BIG FAT KILL as a basis & I think BOOZE, BROADS & BULLETS too. Robert told Variety that Miller would be his co-director on the film. Telling Fleming that, "I decided I didn't want to adapt Frank's book, but rather translate it to the screen with the same visual flourishes that Frank used so well." [...]


[09.06.1998] AICN meldet...
Quite awhile back, we here at AICN heard an intriguing rumor that some test CG animation was done to test the waters of bringing Frank Miller's _awesome_ "Sin City" comic to the big screen. If done right, this could be a potentially mind-blowing film -- but only if done just right. Is this project happening? Here comes word from The Magus:
A while back, you had posted some info on a possible "Sin City" film -- a bit of news that was met with a resounding (if qualified) cooooool here in my neck of the woods (a moderately creative digital art group). Alas, no news since then, but we're a (relatively) patient bunch.
Alas, I spoke with the man himself, Frank Miller, this weekend at an event here in D.C. (well, Springfield, Virginia to be precise), and he put my hopes (and perhaps fears) to rest: No, there is no "Sin City" film, animated or otherwise. No, he has no plans for a "Sin City" film. It's a comic book and only a comic book, and he plans to keep it that way indefinitely. [...]


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