The Amityville Horror, Halloween 3D and Hellraiser never happened, again, so we sit back and watch as Dimension Films works out their 2013 slate without the iconic slashers.
Even without them, 2013 looks promising with the Blumhouse alien pic Dark Skies being the most intriguing. The question is as to whether or not they’ll get back into the groove and get us some franchise sequels, including a new Scream.
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Jaime King (pictured; Silent Night, Mother’s Day, My Bloody Valentine 3D) and Jamie Chung (The Hangover Part II) have boarded Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, which began shooting on Monday in Austin, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Robert Rodriguez is directing the movie with Frank Miller, the comic book icon who created the “Sin City” comics that were published by Dark Horse in the 1990s. Rodriguez and Miller teamed up for the stylish 2005 hit adaptation. Rodriguez and Miller wrote the script for the new movie, which is a combination of comics storylines and a new one written specifically by Miller for the movie. One of the storylines being adapted is “A Dame to Kill For,” originally published in 1993 and featuring a man named Dwight entangled in a complicated and deadly relationship with a femme fatale named Ava.
Many of the original castmembers are returning for the sequel, including Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson. (Rourke’s character Marv was killed by electrocution in the first movie but the Dame’s story takes place before and after that film’s events.) King played the golden-haired prostitute Goldie in the first movie and returns to play her twin sister, Wendy. Chung is stepping into the heels worn in the first movie by Devon Aoki, the katana-wielding, roller-skating assassin Miho. The character plays a key role in helping Dwight locate the double-dealing Ava.
An October 4, 2013 date is still set.
Some fresh sales art has been produced for two forthcoming Robert Rodriguez titles, with the first being a new poster for Machete Kills, the sequel that stars Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard and Sofia Vergara.
Being released through Twentieth Century Fox once again, “The sequel finds the titular ex-federale (Danny Trejo) recruited by the U.S. government to stop a terrorist named Mendez the Madman, who happens to be Mexico’s leading cartel dealer. Mel Gibson is set to co-star as Luther Voz, a cunning arms dealer and death merchant who aims to spread war across the planet by launching a missile. Heard will play a manipulative assassin code-named Miss San Antonio.”
Also unveiled is a one-sheet for the hotly anticipated Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, which comes once again from Frank Miller and Rodriguez. Rumored to return are: Mickey Rourke, Michael Clarke Duncan, Rosario Dawson, Michael Madsen and Jessica Alba. “The film 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.” READ MORE
Filmmakers Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, along with producer Alexander Rodnyansky, have announced that production will commence on the highly anticipated sequel to 2005′s Sin City, entitled Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. The film will be produced by AR Films and Quick Draw Productions, financed through AR Films U.S and released domestically by Dimension Films.
The script and details of the film’s story have been kept tightly under wraps. Casting will begin next week, with Mickey Rourke, Michael Clarke Duncan, Angelina Jolie, Rosario Dawson and Michael Madsen all strongly been rumored to return.
“Sin City: A Dame to Kill” For was developed by Frank Miller based upon his graphic novel, with a screenplay by Frank Miller and Academy Award winner William Monahan (The Departed). The book is about Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen) planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy (Jessica Alba) is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.
The film is expected to begin production this summer at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.
The original Sin City was brought to the screen by Rodriguez and Miller and released by Dimension in 2005, and proved to be a landmark step forward in filmmaking, breaking ground with immersive green screen to create its iconic stylish look. The first film, released on April 1, 2005, grossed over $160 million (US) worldwide and is a consistently strong home video and television performer. READ MORE
Those of you clamoring for a sequel to Sin City just may finally get it.
Robert Rodriguez took to the ACL Live stage at the Moody Theater at the SXSW Film Festival to announce several new Quickdraw Productions, one of which is the sequel to the 2005 (has it really been 7 years already?!) adaptation of Frank Miller’s popular comic series.
Alongside Machete 2, which begins shooting in April, Rodriguez states that Sin City 2, after several fits and starts, is likely to begin production over the summer. THR states that he’s thus far mum on casting, though he was willing to indicate that discussions with potential stars of both projects will be of the same caliber and eclecticism as the first films, which featured Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Lindsay Lohan, Josh Hartnett, Don Johnson and Steven Seagal. Co-directed by Miller and long-time collaborator Quentin Tarantino, the film was set in Sin City, the film interconnects storylines that involve the unsavory inhabitants of the town.
Danny Trejo returns for Machete Kills, the sequel to the film adaptation of Rodriguez’s faux trailer from Grindhouse in which Trejo starred as Machete, a Mexican, an ex-Federale with a gift for wielding a blade, who hides out as a day laborer, and is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator. READ MORE
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are bringing in some Oscar-winning firepower to help shape the script for Sin City 2, the sequel to their 2005 hit graphic novel adaptation, reports THR.
William Monahan, who won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for 2006′s The Departed, has been hired to work on the script, according to sources, supplementing a draft completed recently by Miller.
Momentum has been building lately behind the long-in-development sequel to Sin City, which grossed a healthy $100 million worldwide in 2005. Rodriguez, who co-directed the original with Miller (who scripted and authored the source material), said at Comic-Con in July that financing for the sequel had been arranged and shooting would begin as soon as a script could be locked, possibly by the end of this year.
Many names have been rumored to return, although nothing has been officially announced.