The long-anticipated sequel to 2005's conceptual, groundbreaking comic book adaptation, Sin City is finally confirmed to go.
Not only has it been announced that director, Robert Rodriguez is returning to co-direct the big-screen continuation of the iconic graphic novel series with creator, Frank Miller, but now, the film has a release date: October 4, 2013.
The film, as had been speculated for quite some time, will be called Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, based on the second series/graphic novel which focused on characters, Dwight (played by Clive Owen) and his love, deadly prostitute, Gail (played by Rosario Dawson.)
Find out more info and check out the neo-noir-iffic teaser poster below.
The film gets shooting this summer, down in Austin, Texas at Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios, and will be presented in 3D. While the current spectacle-sporting-trend might have its legion of naysayers, in this instance, it might provide a breath of fresh air, considering how it could complement the film's known visual style.
The primary cast will be announced shortly, with "huge names" promised. (Hopefully including Owen and Dawson.) Plus, as if that wasn't enough, stars, Mickey Rourke (Marv) and Jessica Alba (Nancy) will reprise their roles. (Despite the chronology of the roles falling around the time of the first movie.)
The first Sin City film managed to achieve what previously, no other film had done: Translate a comic book story flawlessly, frame-by-frame. While it didn't exactly do Avengers-like numbers (about $160 million worldwide,) it was truly a watershed moment for comic book films in the artistic sense.
Fans who have been waiting nearly a decade, now, to see more of this spectacular onion get unpeeled, now have October 4, 2013 as an important date to mark on their calendars.