So here we are again. Trawling the filthy, crime-ridden streets of Sin City, looking for cheap thrillers and new imagery. This time, the city, it delivered, spewing up a trio of new pictures we put straight into the gallery. You’re welcome. But you may not always feel it in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
The marketing blitz is well and truly under way for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s latest film, torn from the pages of Miller’s work and shot once more in that authentic, graphic novel-feeling noir style.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is part of the cast this time, appearing in The Long Bad Night as Johnny, a gambler who loses more than he expects when he wins against the wrong opponent. And once again we have Mickey Rourke as Marv, whose stories this time (Just Another Saturday Night and the titular A Dame To Kill For) are set before last time's The Hard Goodbye. The title story will see him pitted against femme fatale Ava Lord (Eva Green) and teamed up with private eye Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen and Josh Brolin; one of the new images above appears to be Brolin post-surgery, doing his best impersonation of The Invisible Man. Or is it The Mummy?)
With Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven and Dennis Haysbert all in the cast, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will be gracing your local fleapit from August 29.
I loved the first film, but the fact Frank Miller is apparently the only one writing this film according to imdb and the trailer. Wikipedia says Rodriguez and William Monahan contributed as well. There also doesn't seem to be any note of a script for the first film, suggesting it's the actual dialogue from the graphic novels. More