As Robert Rodriguez takes 'Sin City 2' into production, fans speculate on the logistics and the tone of the film(Read article summary)
Among concerns are the actors' scheduling conflicts and Frank Miller's writing.
At least six years, two grindhouse flicks, and three hyperactive childrenâs movies (including this yearâs Spy Kids 4) will have passed by the time Robert Rodriguez actually gets to directing the eagerly-awaited Sin City 2.
Rodriguez talked up the Sin City sequel at the 2011 Comic-Con, saying that Miller has almost completed a final draft of the script and that the project could begin filming before the year is out. Familiar words, we know.
In an interview with We Got This Covered, Rodriguez revealed that Sin City 2 has also secured the necessary funding to begin moving forward. According to the independent filmmaker, he and Miller just need to put the finishing touches on the screenplay before shooting will commence.
To quote Rodriguez directly:
ââSin City 2â˛ is going good, weâre 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 pagesâŚ Weâve already got the budget, just waiting for the script. As soon as weâre finished writing we get to start the shoot.â
While there have been a handful of rumors about the plot, it seems most likely that Sin City 2 will be based largely on Millerâs âA Dame to Kill Forâ storyline from his original comic. That particular Sin City mini-series is prime material for a feature-length adaptation; however, it would also reunite familiar faces like Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen), Marv (Mickey Rourke), and Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba) on a new grisly adventure in Basin City.
Through the magic of editing and post-production, many of the original Sin City stars were able to film their respective parts without actually being on set at the same time â so reuniting certain cast members on the sequel shouldnât be too much of an issue, regardless of their schedules. Likewise, Miller and Rodriguez will once again be using the formerâs original Sin City comic book panels as storyboards for the sequel, so visually the whole project has already been structured.
Needless to say: If you werenât a fan of the desaturated black-and-white aesthetic of the original Sin City movie and comics, the followup wonât be your cup of tea, either.
If thereâs any concern about the quality of Sin City 2, itâs with respect to any original content that Miller is writing for the film. Put bluntly, most fans agree that the comic book legendâs recent work has often felt like a self-parody at times (see: his âAll Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonderâ series and script for The Spirit) and lacked the punch of his classic stories. Hopefully, the second Sin City movie will be a return-to-form of sorts for Miller â and, depending on how youâve felt about his recent film output, Rodriguez as well.
Weâll keep you posted on the status of Sin City 2.
Source: We Got This Covered
Sandy Schaefer blogs at Screen Rant.
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