“Sin City” sequel to be released this year

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~

Following up on the success of the 2005 comic book adaptation “Sin City,” Robert Rodriguez plans to release the long awaited sequel “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” later this year.

Much like its predecessor, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” will be adapted from the renowned comic series by legendary writer Frank Miller.

The sequel promises to pull many of the same stops in this regard, staying as close to the source material as possible.

Miller is accredited with screenwriting, and Rodriguez will be using the same film noir cinematic style he so masterfully recreated from the pages of the source material.

Although the sequel is similar in format, there is an added twist this time around with Miller including an original story for this film that has not yet been published.

This story is called “The Long, Bad Night” and Joseph Gordon Levitt will star.

Accompanying “The Long, Bad Night” will be the six issue story entitled “Just Another Saturday Night” and the nearly-titular “A Dame To Kill For.”

The continuity of this film takes place sporadically around the events of the stories from the first film.

This means that a lot of the characters who may have died in the first film will be returning for the sequel, playing different roles in the arcs of this film.

For the most part, the cast members of the original film are reprising their roles, except in regards to the deaths of Brittany Murphy (Shelly) and Michael Clark Duncan (Minute) who have been recast.

Fans of the series fearing they may not see their favorite arc on the big screen have nothing to fear; Miller and Rodriguez are already discussing a third film. Expect “Sin City: A Dame to Die For” Aug. 22, 2014.