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SIN CITY 2 Gets A Release Date!!

Published at: May 17, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST by The Kidd

The Kidd here...

Almost 8 ½ years after Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller were able to adapt SIN CITY from the graphic novel to the screen, we'll have our chance to see the follow-up. Dimension has announced the sequel SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR will see its release on October 4, 2013, so mark it down on your calendars now. The film is scheduled to head into production before the end of the summer, once Rodriguez wraps principal photography on MACHETE KILLS. 

 

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  • May 17, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Heh!

    by Blue_Demon

    Har!

  • May 17, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    cool

    by CB Chap

    cool

  • May 17, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    ari_gold...prophet!

    by Blue_Demon

    You were saying in the Eli Roth talkback? Heh-heh. Well, finally, Rodriguez gets to filming something worth it. I only saw Machete on dvd because it looked like a piece of shit in the (new) trailer.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    AWWWWW YEAHHHHHHH.....

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    So overdue......can't wait for this to come out. I also enjoyed the solid posts from blue_demon the_luddite.....rock solid.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    YAY! But...

    by Randy_of_AFTimes

    A year in post-production? That seems a bit long for something like this, unless it has to come after MACHETE KILLS. Now to continue to pray that it doesn't suck...

  • There's really nothing more to say is there?

  • May 17, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Any Nick Stahl in this?

    by Axl Z

    He'll be back..

  • May 17, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Barbarella?

    by Joe Plumber

  • May 17, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Woodward and Bernstein got nothing on you, Ari!

    by Blue_Demon

    Yeah, this site has gone downhill...*sigh*

  • May 17, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Wonder who replaces Britanny Murphy???

    by AnarchyWorldsEnd

    I miss that girl... She was great.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    ari_gold

    by Franck

    Sorry, I was wrong on the Eli Roth TB. The Kidd's 18th TB is all yours (except that giving you a bit of a Credit would have been the right thing to do...)

  • May 17, 2012, 3:47 p.m. CST

    About Nick Stahl

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Can you kids spell A-S-S R-A-P-E ?

  • May 17, 2012, 3:47 p.m. CST

    @axl z: Too soon bro, too soon

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    LMAO!

  • May 17, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    No thank you

    by twogunjames

    I am one of the people who thought Sin City missed the mark. By a lot. I know lots of people love the movie. I hated it. It was just a hyperactive cartoon. It did not at all reflective how the comics read for me. The Fact that Frank Miller "co-directed" it (He sat in a chair and said "That's great Robert" a lot) obviously meant nothing.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Will that prude Alba show her breasts?

    by NightArrows

  • May 17, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    what else could stahl the release..

    by paul burnett

    ?

  • May 17, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Excited but wayyy too late

    by KevinMuller

    Still interested in this project..hope it kicks ass like the first one

  • May 17, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    does anybody even care anymore?

    by coz

    Frank Miller burned up most of his goodwill since the original doing one ego-stroke project after another, all of which, print and film, were awful, wretched shit.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Sin City was the best comic book to film adaptation ever

    by Mugato5150

    With the exception of Jessica Alba not getting naked, it was the most faithful comic book to movie translation ever.

  • May 17, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Sin City > Watchmen

    by elsewhere

    In terms of adaptions. Watchmen was such a fucking disappointment. Snyder couldn't have been more wrong for that gig. Should have stuck with Gilliam.

  • May 17, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Sort of liked Miller

    by ScaryJim

    Before he said all that retarded stuff about Occupy. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/nov/14/frank-miller-occupy-movement-rant I can't get behind someone so out of touch.

  • May 17, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Because THE SPIRIT went over so well.

    by Gunslinger1919

  • May 17, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Can't wait (tho I have for 8 1/2 fucking years)

    by the Green Gargantua

  • May 17, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST

    No Ghostbusters 3 news?...I'm out

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • May 17, 2012, 4:26 p.m. CST

    About fucking time!

    by ATARI

  • May 17, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    will the cast remember to act this time?

    by ghoulstock

    aside from rourke and willis, everyone gave pretty terrible, flat performances in Sin City. I chalk it up mostly to the actors not being used to acting in such total green-screen environments. That said, the movie was still a lot of fun.

  • Nolan's track record at that point was nothing special....MILLER was one of about 3 artists that GODDAMN MADE THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY WORTH BILLIONS...So Miller gets The Spirit, material with low market appeal?....If I was Miller, I would serve them a nice a fat, bomb too (even if I loved the material)...the only problem is the ahole execs use crap material as a power play...because Miller is a comic book legend..and hollywood wanted to play power politics...If Miller made a hit out of low market appeal, (like he did with 300 and Sin City)then they win..If he fails, they win also, because they can use the flop as justification for not giving him a tentpole his brainchildren Wolverine/Batman)...It is pretty well known they don't like his thinking and are giving him the Phil SPecter treatment..He's a leader an they f'n know it...and they like to think they are the only leaders in in the world.

  • May 17, 2012, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Machete dont Tweet!

    by Kakii

    Cant wait for both, Machete was bad ass and Sin City was just awesome and looks amazing on Blu Ray. I want more Marv!!!

  • Or some shit. Like something .. consequential and heart felt, like a homage to a fucking dog or something.

  • May 17, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Cool. Damn film has been on imdb for 7 years...

    by Logan_1973

  • May 17, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Just read the Miller Occupy article...

    by Blue_Demon

    Hell man, that makes me like him even more! I hate those Occupy twats.

  • May 17, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Eva Greene IS The Dame To Kill For!

    by Karl Childers

  • May 17, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Agreed Karl Childers!!

    by Rebel Scumb

    I'd kill for her without hesitation Hopefully they choose her over Angelina Jolie

  • There has to be tons of hot blondes in Hollywood who would have taken their top off for the first film, I have no idea why they would cast Alba. Imagine Diora Baird as Nancy! or Rachel Nichols!

  • May 17, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Ain't It Kidd News?

    by Karl Childers

  • May 17, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Ummmm......yay?

    by ThaWhiteShadow

    I couldn't possibly be any more indifferent to this.

  • May 17, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    The perfect (nude) Nancy, (pics within)

    by Rebel Scumb

    Hopefully this link works: http://images.ambientphotography.ca/Best-Of/Body-Figure-Nude-Boudoir/9681693_b8chBj#!i=654169878&k=ZSD5V go to 8 & 9 (of 37)

  • May 17, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Way to credit your sources!

    by irc-Hollywood

    Scared we'll how late you are to post news stores and how everything on this site comes from deadline.com?

  • May 17, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    DERE IS NUTTIN LIKE A DAME

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    NUTTIN INDA WORLD. DERE IS NUTTIN YOU CAN CLAIM DAT IS ANYTHING LIKE A DAME.

  • May 17, 2012, 5:37 p.m. CST

    I'll believe it when I see it

    by Patch

    This and its sequel should have been released years ago...

  • May 17, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    sooo far away

    by jsfithaca

    at least were getting a sequel

  • May 17, 2012, 5:41 p.m. CST

    EW.com has a teaser poster

    by Karl Childers

  • May 17, 2012, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Oct 2013?

    by christpunchers2007

    We'll all be in the next dimension by then.

  • May 17, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    The first one was good

    by christpunchers2007

    Had the right balance between seriousness, humor, action, and some film noir quality. Watched it in theaters and was a blast. It's easy to take it seriously but at the same time get a good laugh out of it. Not dark or gloomy like today's Nolan films, Bay films and everything else that's trying to rip off those 2 directors.

  • May 17, 2012, 6 p.m. CST

    Did everybody except the Kidd take the day off?

    by Yelsaeb

  • May 17, 2012, 6:24 p.m. CST

    seansarto

    by JaredP

    frank miller wanted to make the spirit film HIMSELF because he didn't think any real director could pull it off. so much for that idea. it was the biggest piece of shit ever adapted from a comic book

  • May 17, 2012, 6:41 p.m. CST

    I love my Marv poster

    by Anthony Torchia

    I wish I loved someone as much as he loved Goldie Christ, I'm putting on the DVD now ...

  • You're not investigative journalists, guys. You're just guys with a lot of time on your hands reading things on news sites and then trying to draw attention to yourselves by bleating that not every news site on the web can report the exact same news at the exact same time. Want to critique AICN? Fine, I don't care. But spare us the too-cool-for-school "we got the news first!" me-me-me routine. All you're doing is sitting on the sidelines and yelling at the TV. Think you can keep up with all the news? Start a site yourself and see how easy it is. Like reading the news elsewhere? Go read it there. Like AICN and want it to be something besides what it is? Find some productive, non-lunkheaded way to encourage that. You're just making noise.

  • May 17, 2012, 7:04 p.m. CST

    not sure why this didn't come out 7 i/2 years ago

    by murray_hamilton

    seemed like money in the bank

  • May 17, 2012, 7:07 p.m. CST

    FINALLY!!!

    by notcher

    This movie is SO incredibly underrated. Fantastic flick and everyone who made it loved doing it, so yeah, someone fucked up not getting a sequel out sooner! Better late than never, but GEEEEEZ!!! BTW, did anyone find Nick Stahl yet?

  • May 17, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Cool. Too bad it's about 6 and half years too late.

    by NeonFrisbee

    I woulda been SO excited about this several years ago.

  • May 17, 2012, 8:34 p.m. CST

    FYI...

    by The Infamous Billy The Kidd

    No one broke this story. It was press released by Dimension Films. No other information contained within to share the entire press release, unless you consider Alba and Rourke returning to be new news.

  • May 17, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Nothing involving Jessica Alba is worthy news anyway.

    by Christian Sylvain

    Good call.

  • May 17, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Twogunjames I agree the film is a big step down from the book

    by Monolith_Jones

    The book had the advantage of being drawn by Miller, a master storyteller. The disadvantage of the film was Rodriguez and his goofiness which totally undermined the material. The make-up, green screen sets all looked fake in a very bad way. There are sublime moments in the book, the movie looks like a video game. Rodriguez was the wrong man to make these films.

  • May 17, 2012, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Salma Hayek as Ava...!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    The role NEEDS an actress who won't shy away from the nudity, and I'd love to see Salma play an outright femme fatale. And who will play pre-surgery Dwight, and will Clive Owen do a cameo at the end?

  • May 17, 2012, 11:30 p.m. CST

    And who will be the new Shellie?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Brittany Murphy was PERFECT in the first film...a literal cartoon character come to life.

  • Also, the way the first one was filmed, if they do the second one the same way, age differences really won't matter. Everybody was dimly lit from the side, anyway.

  • May 17, 2012, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Give me more Rosario

    by MrLongbaugh

    It would be cool if they could cast Olgo K. also.

  • May 18, 2012, 12:12 a.m. CST

    @jaredp

    by seansarto

    Thanks for the info..I can see why he would want to pay hommage...I haven't seen the film..but after "Darkman" it seemed rather redundant...That being said, pulling Miller off Batman speaks for itself..Nolan's track record wasn't any better than Miller's at that point...(Memento didn't do much for me) But anyone with nominal knowledge of comic books knows how hot "The Dark Knight" property was...(keep in mind the aged Supean/Batman fight in the graphic novels is GOLD..and NOW the execs are going to broker it to not the best players..but their best investments)..There's no denying that Miller gave some much needed new life with those graphic novels..(Batman, though a staple, had pretty much leveled out) ...At the same time making graphic novels lucrative.

  • May 18, 2012, 5:18 a.m. CST

    did anyone see that Black&white mo-cap animated movie 'Renissance'?

    by Rebel Scumb

    That's how they should have done Sin City. Either that, or at least boost all the contrast up to pure black&white like the scene where Dwight is drowning Del Toro in the toilet

  • May 18, 2012, 9:23 a.m. CST

    The Spirit is one of my greatest cinematic disappointments

    by Beezbo

    Right up there with The Phantom Menace. Tough to forgive Frank Miller for that mess, especially since The Spirit so obviously influenced Sin City.

  • May 18, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    'bout damn time!!! :D

    by Stephanie Ann Diaz

    WooHoo!!!!

  • May 18, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    seansarto, Nolan's track record nothing special pre-BB?

    by TheLastCleric

    Nolan debuted with Memento, which was universally praised as brilliant and divergent filmmaking and he followed that up with the well-made thriller Insomnia. That strikes me as a pretty great track record for an early director. As to Miller, I respect the man immensely but I don’t think he’s got the chops for directing and I certainly couldn’t see him leading the charge on a massive project like Batman. I actually tried to give The Spirit a fair shake but the film was miserable and any decent director should have seen that. Also, let’s be honest and not pretend Batman Begins was lifted verbatim from Year One. Other comics such as The Long Halloween were just as influential in the creation of that script.

  • Yeah? That's cool. I'll just be over here in the corner...alone.

  • May 18, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Damn, mentaldominance

    by Jon Forbing

    I wish we all were as smart and tasteful as you. People didn't like the look of "Sin City" because we were tricked into thinking it was new, or whatever the fuck pretentious bullshit you just shat onto the talkback up there. The co-directors did an amazing job of making a live-action film that looked almost exactly like the black-and-white comic book source material. In case you didn't actually want a well-reasoned rebuttal, and you just like trolling so people will swear at you, here: go fuck yourself, you self-fellating piece of human garbage.

  • It's disappointing to see how many people have no clue when it comes to detecting what makes a film good or not. There are Rodriguez fanboys who will say his films are good but the reasons are always the reasons I HATE his movies - Stupid overblown and unbelievable things happening? CHECK Nudity and "hot chicks with guns" because that's what 14 year olds think is cool? CHECK. Complete lack of sensible or believable plot or characters? CHECK MTV sensibilities? CHECK Comic book references and cliches'? CHECK What's sad is when you see crap directors like Robert Rodriguez consistently being given green lights. He could care less about the quality of his films - in fact, that's the whole point. This whole "grindhouse" style of making a film in the laziest and crappiest fashion and then saying you did it on purpose... Well... You're a fucking idiot and your fans are idiots if you think like this. We need movies with real SUBSTANCE that are saying something not just playing around. We are glutted to death with lazy comic book fare. It isn't like there isn't craploads of this type of shit everywhere you look! But where are all the serious adult films? GO PROMETHEUS! Show them what real film making is about!

  • May 20, 2012, 4:06 a.m. CST

    So your argument to me...

    by Jon Forbing

    Is that you don't like comic book movies? Okay. Well, aside from the fact that "Sin City" came out before the comic-book-movie-cash-grab, the fact that it was so close to the source material was absolutely something new for an adaptation. But really, if you don't like comics/comic movies, nothing I say is going to change your mind. I cold sit here all night writing about all the things to like about it, but you could just shut it down with "I don't like comic movies." Maybe I was a little harsh up there (I was in a shit mood that day), but I take issue with the fact that you wrote your opinions as fact. It wasn't "I'm not a fan of this", it was "This is shitty, and if you like it, you're stupid". That's my issue with about half the people who post comments here, they can't just say "this is my opinion". Simply saying "this isn't my thing" or "I feel this way about it" would go a long way to making people actually have a conversation with you instead of telling you to fuck off. But like I said, all this will most likely fall on deaf ears. Bottom line: A lot of us liked the first movie, and are looking forward to the second. If you didn't, and you aren't, that's too bad. Me and the others will get to watch a cool movie and have a good time (and watch stuff like "Prometheus" and "Dark Knight Rises" and probably enjoy them too), and I guess you won't. Too bad, I guess.