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Robert Rodriguez‘s long-awaited sequel to Sin City, his 2005 adaptation of the Frank Miller comics, is finally moving forward.
Dimension Films announced that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, has secured financing from AR Films, the company founded by Alexander Rodnyansky, and will be released domestically by Dimension. It will begin casting next week with a plan to shoot this summer at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin.
“The first question I am always asked is, ‘When will you make another Sin City?’ ” said Rodriquez. “I have wanted to reteam 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.”
As in the original Sin City, Rodriguez will co-direct with Miller, who will share screenplay credit with William Monahan.
The film will be a Quick Draw Production and be produced by Rodriguez and producing partners Aaron Kaufman and Iliana Nikolic. Rodnyansky, Sergei Bespalov and Stephen L’Hereux are also producing.
Miller, The Weinstein Co.’s Harvey and Bob Weinstein and Miramax’s Adam Fields will act as executive producers.
Miller’s milestone Sin City comics were published by Dark Horse in the early 1990s. The pulpy and violent stories and hardboiled characters were told in striking black and white, something that was unique and enticing when it carried over to Rodriguez’s film adaptation.
The movie, which grossed more than $160 million worldwide, told three of the stories and featured an all-star cast ranging from Bruce Willis to Jessica Alba, Benicio Del Toro to Rosario Dawson and Clive Owen to Jamie King.
Dimension said it expects many cast members to return for the sequel.
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