After years of speculation, it is finally official: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will go before the cameras this summer with a 2013 release date, with original co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller once again at the helm. Dimension Films, which released the first film, is set to release the second movie as well. One difference is that this time, scripting duties will be split between Frank Miller and The Departed’s Oscar winning screenwriter William Monahan.
Here are some excerpts from the official press release via Deadline.
“The first question I am always asked is “When will you make another Sin City? ,” said Rodriquez. “I have wanted to re-team with Frank Miller and return to the world he created since the day we wrapped the original, but have felt a duty to the fans to wait until we had something truly exceptional that would meet and exceed what have become epic expectations. A Dame To Kill For will certainly be worth the wait.”
Sin City creator, screenwriter and co-director Frank Miller said, “The first Sin City knocked out audiences who had never seen anything like it before. Robert Rodriguez and I are going to shake things up and deliver a ferocious film experience that is going to go even further than the first.”
The original comic series of A Dame To Kill For featured characters from the original Sin City like Marv and Dwight McCarthy. No mention was made in the press release whether Clive Owen and Mickey Rourke would return to their roles, but I’d say it’s a good bet they will.