In a length article over at The Hollywood reporter, it’s revealed that Prime Focus World, a subsidiary of Mumbai-headquartered Prime Focus Limited, has begun work on Sin City: A Dame To Kill For as the project’s exclusive VFX vendor having co-invested in the film directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller.
While Prime Focus did not comment on the size of its investment — unconfirmed figures floating around range from $10 million to $19 million — the Indian VFX major said that it “will be sharing in the equity of the film thereby representing a true partnership.”
PFW will harness its facilities in Vancouver and Mumbai (with its London facility also chipping in for overall support and management) to execute over 2,000 shots for Sin City 2, the largest number handled so far for any project by the company. The project will be supervised by PFW’s Vancouver-based VFX supervisor, Jon Cowley.
Slated for an August 22, 2014 release, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will again star Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson and Jaime King along with new cast members Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Lewitt, Josh Brolin and Jamie Chung, among others.
The sequel is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.
The first Sin City became a cult classic for its use of stylized computer graphics environments and VFX created by multiple vendors including The Orphanage, Hybride Technologies and CafeFX. \
The film was also co-directed by Rodriguez and Miller, the comic book icon who created the “Sin City” comics that were published by Dark Horse in the nineties.