It’s hard to believe, but it has been nearly a decade since Frank Miller’s dark, moody, and stylistic adaptation of Sin City debuted on the big screen to mostly positive reviews with the assistance of his co-director Robert Rodriguez.
As such, the sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, has been in the works for nearly a decade and after script rewrites (this time with the help of Kingdom of Heaven and The Departed scribe William Monahan), studio clashes, and scheduling conflicts, we are finally seeing it come to the big screen as well.
Much of the original cast returns including Mickey Rourke (as my personal favorite character, Marv), Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Powers Boothe, and Bruce Willis. New members to the cast include Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin (replacing Clive Owen), Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, Juno Temple, Ray Liotta, Stacy Keach, Christopher Meloni, and Jeremy Piven.
If you enjoyed the 2005 film, you’ll likely be down with what’s going on in the trailer. It looks slick, it looks stylistic, and it looks violent. If the original didn’t do anything for you, this probably won’t either, as it looks to be much of the same. The U.S. release date is August 22, 2014, so this should be a fun, brutally violent way to end your summer.
Are you looking forward to the Sin City sequel? Has the 2005 film held up over the past decade? Chime in!