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How hot is SIN CITY, hot enough to boil yer sweat!

Hey folks, Harry here... Here's some screencaps from somewhere, I'm not real sure where, but it's of some unfinished shots from SIN CITY. But, it should be enough to give you a bit of a clue regarding the look and feel that Rodriguez is going for. Though, frankly (pun intended) you ain't seen nuttin' till you see this baby move. Recently at the screening of SHAUN OF THE DEAD, Robert told me that a trailer will be hitting soon, both here online and in the real world that'll make you sit up and smoke a carton a day. Here's to Green Screen/Blue Screen Digital Filmmaking with style... between this and SKY CAPTAIN, I'm really seeing the perks...

Hey guys,

I'm sure you've gotten a hundred emails about this already, but just in case, here are a bunch of screencaps from Sin City:

CLICK HERE for the lady in red!

CLICK HERE for Band-Aid Marv!

CLICK HERE to love that yellow bastard!



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  • Sept. 10, 2004, 6:06 a.m. CST

    This Shit Rocks.

    by RedFive

    Robert Rodriguez is gonna be at the top of every fan boys fav director list after this flick. Hell he already is right now,cant wait to see get naked,whichi doubt she will but lets prey.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 6:07 a.m. CST


    by RedFive

    I want Alba Naked Robertmthen you'll be my god.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 6:17 a.m. CST

    My Eyes....My Eyes......

    by Ra Ra Rasputin

    Trailer please this cannot fail. Looks fantastic.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 6:24 a.m. CST

    I like I like it I like it

    by RowanM

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 6:25 a.m. CST

    What the hell is this, again?

    by SalvatoreGravano

    Judging by the ridiculous campiness, I'd say it's another laughable comic nonbook adaptation, right? Not that I care half a dead keekee.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Hey, who cast Warwick Davis to reprise Leprechaun?

    by SmarkJobber

    I didn't even know he was a character in Miller's comic.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 7 a.m. CST

    Best Comic-Book Adaption...

    by Karl Childers


  • Sept. 10, 2004, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Wow, I like it

    by Cerebud

    I don't know how the masses will dig it, but I think it looks very cool. I just re-read the first Sin City. I'm getting real psyched!!!

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 7:05 a.m. CST

    This looks interesting and all but....

    by cockknocker

    Dusk till dawn was fun, the faculty was ok, spy kids is all shit and OUATIM was shite. I'm not sure I have much faith in Rodriguez anymore.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 7:36 a.m. CST

    the man can direct

    by liljuniorbrown

    Dusk Til Dawn is just an awesome movie as is Desparado, i've never read Sin City but if it's as faithful an adaptation as everybodys saying then i got one question..........WHEN WILL MARVEL OR DC PAY THIS GUY TO DO A BIG BUDGET BIG NAME COMIC BOOK MOVIE

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Yellow bastard

    by ohwillo

    Can you guys believe that Yellow Bastard is Nick Stahl from T3 fame? And Elijah Wood is going to play Kevin!!!!!

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 8 a.m. CST

    Geof Darrow wasn't available to play Kevin?

    by stvnhthr

    Geof Darrow wasn't available to play Kevin? I can't believe how awesome this looks. the only thing that concerns me is how are they fitting so many stories in one movie? Is the thing like 6 hours long?

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 8:04 a.m. CST


    by JimmyRabbit

    I just know this movie is gonna be my #1 movie in 2005

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Wow! Better than I expected!

    by tile_mcgillus

    Fantabulous! Looks great! I want to see this move. Like pronto! Where is that ten minute video from the comic con!?!?! Where is the trailer! I need to see this now!

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Rourke is starting to actually look like his character in "Johnn

    by numberface

    What happened to that beautiful motherfucker?

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Yellow Ferengi Bastard

    by I Own You

    I'm with Dystopika on this one

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 9:11 a.m. CST

    My GOD....It's beautiful

    by 007-11

    So clear

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 9:20 a.m. CST

    I Love It.


    'Nuff said.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Am I missing something here?

    by GingerTwit

    What the hell is this??

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Trailer is already available

    by theneonsamurai

    sincity.mp4 is the file name I think. Or maybe it was the comic-con footage? Dunno. Anyway, I think I found it on suprnova, or some other torrent site

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 10:25 a.m. CST


    by Rcamacho2278

    MAKE IT SO!!!!

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 10:28 a.m. CST

    This will make me forget everything about his Desperado sequel..

    by CurryIce

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 10:39 a.m. CST

    I have this

    by CrapHole

    Seriously, I found a torrent of the file. This is AMAZING footage and I have seen it about 17 times now. It's six minutes and twenty two seconds long and ends with the blood splatterd face.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Yeah, that's it

    by theneonsamurai

    It's six minutes long, high video quality. Has titles and everything. Though a couple of the shots have only black background, it looks like a finished product. Where'd you find it? I'm at work now, else I'd share it

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 11:10 a.m. CST


    by Johnny Storm

    I'll believe it when I see it. The images look cool, but I can't get into these movies shot on 100% green screen. And R.R.'s last few movies have been total shit.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 11:23 a.m. CST

    I want to see more...

    by Christopher3

    Of the little leather thing they gave Rosario Dawson to wear. Yum.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 11:53 a.m. CST


    by Manaqua

    THIS SHIT IS LOOKING SWEET AS HELL! damn damn damn. I'm a believer. Robert may just yet climb back into the hearts of fanboys and geeks yet. Heres hoping......M

  • Sept. 10, 2004, noon CST


    by 007-11


  • Sept. 10, 2004, 12:10 p.m. CST

    you know what's funny?

    by payton 34

    After the first Sin City series concluded, Miller pretty much crapped out the rest. He was never that strong of an artist but he WAS the best story teller in comics. Sixteen pages of double page spreads is not good story telling!! Cool photos though.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Frank Miller's Sin City

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    What I think Nay-sayers seem to be forgetting is that this is FRANK MILLER'S Sin City, Rodriguez sacrificed his Directors Guild member ship to bring the creator of the source material on board to over see everything that he does AND direct a segment. This is coming from a man who refused EVERY offer that came his way for rights to his beloved Sin City, until Rodriguez stepped up and took matters into his own hands. What people who doubt this movie need to realize is that we really have something special coming our way with this flick. Especially since it looks like it may be the first DIRECT translation from a comic book. **Anyone who has a link or can point me to the way of the Comic-Con footage would be greatly appreciated.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 12:57 p.m. CST


    by joe brady

    I think Rourke had some kind of prosthetic nose thingy on in that picture; but he is looking pretty fucked up these days, mostly due to his inexplicable decision to become a boxer in the 90's, and subsequent cosmetic surgery to repair the damage.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 12:58 p.m. CST


    by joe brady

    I think Rourke had some kind of prosthetic nose thingy on in that picture; but he is looking pretty fucked up these days, mostly due to his inexplicable decision to become a boxer in the 90's, and subsequent cosmetic surgery to repair the damage.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 1:09 p.m. CST

    The Sin City footage and panel were the very best parts

    by eraser_x

    of ComicCon. Jessica Alba's ass-gyrating scene was amazing. Her assets are much, much more luscious than the unfortunately-emaciated "swirling ass" of Cameron Diaz. The only minor nit I have with the entire footage is Marvin's (i.e., Mickey Roark's) ridiculous witchy chin. Marvin in the book had a strong chin, but chin that they've put on Mickey Roark makes him look like the wicked witch, or like the moon-faced guy from Nightbreed--not strong-looking at all! In any event, I hope Mickey Roark's Jacko-esque cosmetic surgeries now prevent him from doing that stupid smirk that he used to do when his career was still at its lukewarm peak.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 1:15 p.m. CST

    payton, I agree that Sin City petered out after a while

    by eraser_x

    but your standards for art are just too damned high! How can you not love Miller's artwork. Anyhow, if you know of any other black-and-white comic book (no greys) that was drawn as well as Sin City, please let me know because I have never seen any other black-and-white book that was as beautiful.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 1:29 p.m. CST

    that looks awesome

    by SuperTooth

    I've only read the first Sin City, but now I really want to read the rest of them. Sin City was one of the few graphic novels that I read in one sitting. I can't wait for this.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 1:54 p.m. CST


    by eraser_x

    I like that when Frank Miller drew Miho, he drew a scrawny runt. That's a bit less stereotypical than all the super-sexy, long-legged female ass-kickers in comic books. The Aoki girl who plays Miho in the movie seems to be tall, but at least she is odd-looking and not typical.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 3:04 p.m. CST


    by SamBlackChvrch21

    Give it up, we want to see the footage too! why not share the wealth if you have it.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Jessica Alba's Swirling Ass?

    by I Own You

    Where was this? how did I miss it.... I must see it now, I must own it... guide me to it.... please I beg you....

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 3:59 p.m. CST

    I'm at the end of my tether with you geeks!

    by Floyd Gondolli

    I'm sick of all the positivity you clowns dish out for these movies, especially for movies you haven't even seen yet. It's just positivity for positivity's sake. What happened to all the negativity and childish insults that i've come to expect from this site. Sure it may look like like a lovingly-crafted faithful adaptation of a widely acclaimed graphic novel, captured onscreen with strikingly original, breath-takingly beautiful visuals but where are the scathing attacks ('this looks like a piece of shit that won't flush') and irrelevant witty comments ('Jessica Alba, I'd tap that ass') that I visit this site for. You nerds better shape up before I ship out!

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Footage here.

    by theneonsamurai

    Never tried setting up a torrent before, but try this It'll only be up for a couple hours so share!

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 5:24 p.m. CST

    seed you bitches

    by theneonsamurai

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 5:42 p.m. CST

    I just sprayed goo all over my monitor

    by super Cucaracha

    and would like to spray more on jessica's ass and face. Oh yeah, this is gonna kick gigantic Oprah ass!

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Gotta say that shit looks cool...

    by Rupee88

    People always complain that the Talk Backs are too negative, but I bet this one is pretty positive.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 7:09 p.m. CST

    I never thought that Sin City would work..

    by Fuzzyjefe

    as anything but animation. But......damn. That looks.....damn. As long as they don't change a word, this could be the best comic-to-screen translation ever.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 9:27 p.m. CST


    by atomheartbrother

    every one of those screenshots could be a noir movie poster. each and every one. hot damn!

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Fucking kick-ass!

    by Laza-rus

    I really couldn't imagine how Rodriguez was gonna pull this off - Miller's Sin City was just untouchable - you couldn't match it visually in real-time. Well I was fucking wrong - that literally looks like the surreal minimilistic beauty of Miller's work come to life. Un-fucking-believable. Can't wait for this movie.

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 10:19 p.m. CST

    The words "love at first sight" come to mind

    by Neosamurai85

    Holy... holy... holy shit BATMAN!

  • Sept. 10, 2004, 11:52 p.m. CST

    this looks stunning!

    by speed

    could it be that finally someone out there actually understands what fans want. a few others have come close but RR looks to have nailed it. only a few screen shots but it IS sin city! i just hope they fix the dv look of it. sure they will as it's only early days.

  • Sept. 11, 2004, 12:54 a.m. CST

    someone post a link to the torrent file

    by Rupee88

    of the Comic-Con preview. I gots to see it and can't find it though I've tried.

  • Sept. 11, 2004, 2:02 a.m. CST

    they must release the trailer for this ASAP

    by Mr Brownstone

    the torrent at suprnova is dry right now.

  • Sept. 11, 2004, 2:14 a.m. CST

    don't expect to see any Alba dugs youse mugs

    by blue7

    This does look fucking awesome. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean to try and make this anything but the world's first all-positive talkback it's shaping up to me. For all of you motherscratchers (understandably)salivating over the chance and/or expectation of seeing Jessica's boobs in all their glory onscreen, it doesn't look like the translation from graphic novel to film is going to be that faithful, if you follow my drift. I read in either PARADE or LATINA (yes, I swear, one of those two) a blurb from Ms. Alba saying that she chose not to show titty in Sin City because she "couldn't imagine her dad seeing the movie" or some such rot. No, I am not making this up. Yes, it's heartbreaking. Still, though, this is looking pretty fucking awesome all the same...

  • Sept. 11, 2004, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Rodriguez will screw it up

    by Reverendz

    Somehow, someway. I had such high hopes after Mariachi/Desperado. They showed potential. Unfortunately, that's been the entire story of RR's career as far as I'm concerned: potential but nothing really good. Dusk till Dawn had its moments, as did the rest of his movies, but overall they fell flat. In fact, Once Upon a time.. was a piece of crap. It was horribly written and badly edited. Yes, you heard me, badly edited. The Spy Kids movies are what they are, which is kids movies and after watching them, I'm convinced that rodriguez either had a terrible, terrible casting director or that he can't direct actors. He can point the camera, he can shoot it fast, but can he make it good? At this time I'm inclined to say: no. My prediction is that visually Sin City will be fantastic, maybe even groundbreaking in it's use of digital. Rodriguez is a good cameraman and has a good DP. But overall, it'll fall apart. The actors will look the part but won't be the part, the story will have some hoky "gun in the pants" moment that will take you right out of the movie. I'm really hoping I'm wrong, I'm hoping to be blown away as I was the first time I saw what a 7,000 dollar movie could look like if done right.

  • Sept. 11, 2004, 3:08 a.m. CST

    The Dawning of the Age of Marv

    by RaulMonkey

    Great Jiminy God! Somebody get me a fresh pair of ginch.

  • Sept. 11, 2004, 12:25 p.m. CST

    black and white comics that are as beautiful as Sin city


    I agree that Miller's style is fantastic but he is not the only one with a good command of black and white. J. O'Barr did some fantastically detailed work in his original series of THE CROW. (not the horrendous post-film craze shitbooks that followed but the original books that were the basis for the 1st film. Now if Sin City is a little more faithful to the source material then we should be in good shape. We can only hope. Between this and Arronofsky doing the Watchmen I have some hope. I would still love to see The Crow done in anime interpretations of O'barrs art. The first movie was great but even it didn't capture the comic as well as it could have. Who are we kidding though, no matter what anyone does no one will ever translate a comic to film in a way that will please all of the fans. We might as well face it.

  • Sept. 11, 2004, 1:05 p.m. CST

    I Dunno

    by -Halfscan-

    As much as I love the source material, and generally like most of what RR has made... I just got a copy of that comic-con footage. While this stuff looks good in stills, it looks real bad in motion... and the performances were borderline camp. I may have to give this a pass in theaters unless there's some proof that post is fixing alot of the rough edges (and the super-clean digital video print really doesn't fit the setting). -Half

  • Sept. 11, 2004, 3:27 p.m. CST


    by gecko1138

    I can't find the torrent anywhere , any help ?

  • Sept. 11, 2004, 4:25 p.m. CST

    http links to comic con footage

    by Rupee88 ... It may be easier for you to go to this thread and just right click and download if it will let you..

  • Sept. 11, 2004, 4:31 p.m. CST

    What the hell is a "comic nonbook"?

    by minderbinder

    I have faith in RR. His writing is weak, but he's a great director. He just needs to direct other people's scripts.

  • Sept. 11, 2004, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Looks to be accurate...

    by PurityOfEssence

    When I was reading comics alot I was to young to get my hands on any of the Sin City material but I have read some of it. I like Millers B&W work (Though some of his characters are just to damn blocky - if that makes sense). This really seems to capture the tone of the Graphic Novels. However the digital film does lack a certian griminess. Looks very cool - UPDATE: I just finished watching the Comic Con vid. Looks excellent!

  • Sept. 11, 2004, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Rupee88 -- THANKS MAN

    by Mr Brownstone

    looks dooooope.

  • Sept. 11, 2004, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Ask and you shall receive!

    by tile_mcgillus

    Wow guys thank you so much. I have been so fucking excited to see that I spent hours trying to get that torrent to work to no avail. After seeing it now...WOW! As a huge Sin City fan that was poetry in motion. I always assumed AICN would post as soon as possible...what the fuck was I thinking they havent had a scoop in fucking years! Cheers for the geek community!

  • Sept. 12, 2004, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Taking a chance...

    by ianiiixvi

    Having just watched the trailer from the con I've got to say - without ever reading Sin City - that Rodriguez is trying to capture the style and art, yes art in THAT sense of Miller's work. I really hope this works. While you may not be a fan of RR he really does try to get out there and do his own thing. Now he's diving fully into Miller's universe AND letting Miller direct too! Interesting. Very interesting. I'm looking forward to this. BTW. Is it my imagination or does the footage of Clive Owen make him look about 10 years younger? Seriously. He looks, maybe, mid 20's in the clip. Again. Interesting.

  • Sept. 12, 2004, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Yellow Bastard looks like shit

    by stlfilmwire

    Yellow Bastard looks terrible.

  • Sept. 12, 2004, 5:12 p.m. CST


    by BEARison Ford looks pretty cool to me but i'm wondering how the mass-movie going public will consume it, if at all.

  • Sept. 12, 2004, 9:58 p.m. CST

    The move industry isn't totally screwed!

    by Tobor_The_Fowl

    There really is a God!

  • Sept. 12, 2004, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Rodriguez is working outside of the "movie industry"

    by Rupee88

    for the most part, which is why this will probably turn out good. But I guess he is still part of the industry to a large extent, so I see your point.

  • Sept. 14, 2004, 4:29 p.m. CST

    is that Alexis Bliedel

    by PlantBoy!

    or whatever the fuck her name is? Please take that ugly forehead out of this picture. It's bad enough that shit like Gilmore Girls still airs, but to dress that nerdy 12 year old like a hooker and give her screen time is a true crime. And yes, That Yellow Bastard looks like one of the Klowns from Killer Klowns from Outer Space. (