Frank Miller May Write More SIN CITY

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Regardless of what you think of Frank Miller and his most recent work in comics, you can probably appreciate his work on SIN CITY. Those of you who enjoyed the graphic novel probably also caught the film which Miller teamed up with director Robert Rodriguez to make. Overall, the modernized-crime noir film was a success at the box office when it was first released; appealing to both comic fans and avid moviegoers alike; so when the green light for a second 'Sin City' film announced last week, many were on the edge of their seats anticipating details.

During the blue-ray release of one of Rodriguez's very first films, 'Roadracers,' the director of Sin City 2 revealed that he has already begun thinking about the film's production. According to him, many old faces will be returning for the film's sequel including Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson who plan on reprising their roles. The director went on to reveal even more information about the film, citing that he will be maintaining the structure we saw in the previous film and incorporate them into the sequel.

We still have to cast. I'm shooting "Machete" next month, and we go right into "Sin City." It might overlap, but we haven't done any casting yet, except for the people who we know are already in it and returning. "A Dame to Kill For," all those people come back. I just had lunch with Mickey [Rourke] this weekend. He's all excited to come back, but he's probably the first one. I saw Rosario [Dawson] too. I ran into her for something else, and she's pumped. They've always been excited about doing another one, so that will be fun.

The next film will likely adapt Miller's SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, but Rodriguez says he still plans on maintaining the structure of the previous film -- meaning this one will incorporate A DAME TO KILL FOR but then also be split into three parts. This means that there is a good chance Rodriguez will have Frank Miller come up with two all-new SIN CITY stories.

== TEASER ==
We really did like the structure of the first film. I was kind of greedy, I loved so many of those stories that I kind of jammed three of them together and put a wrap-around -- but it kind of worked because it's Sin City and anything can happen. So I thought let's follow that structure because if we only did one story then the audience might feel cheated that they didn't get a bigger glimpse of it, especially having waited so long. So let's go back to the three-story structure. We'll take A DAME TO KILL FOR which already pre-exists, and then have Frank come up with two more new stories and a wrap-around so that it feels similar in structure to the first one but still feels more expanded than that.

Some stories are so good that they should just be left alone; even if the creator that developed them decides to make more. Is SIN CITY one of these books? The thing about this particular series is that when Frank originally published SIN CITY, it was completely out of chronological order; so the idea of Frank inserting new SIN CITY stories into the picture isn't all that crazy. The question is, though, where should Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez take SIN CITY?

Source: MTV

#1 Posted by Chaos Burn (1755 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotta admit, loved the Sin City film, excited for a sequel, so many amazing actors in the first

#2 Posted by elayem98 (454 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully Franks new Sin city will be the first comics hes written in awhile that isnt bad, since its back to his magnum opus series

#3 Edited by DarthShap (874 posts) - - Show Bio

At this point, Miller has become so crazy and so lazy that we should consider ourselves lucky if he does not just make Holy Terror and The Spirit, Sin City Canon for the movie and call it a day. ^^

Why isn't Rodriguez using Family Values and/or the Blue Eyes storylines?

#4 Posted by Herx (365 posts) - - Show Bio

seriously, when did he ever stop writing sin city :P

#5 Posted by davidgrantlloyd (321 posts) - - Show Bio

The Sin City graphic novels are some of best examples of sequential art. And they're certainly the greatest works of Frank Miller (sorry, 'Dark Knight Returns' but Sin City is better). While the film is an excellent adaptation (probably the closest transition from comic to film) it's still not as good as the source material.

Sequential art. Motion picture. They're 2 completely different art forms. Similar but total opposites as well. The exact spirit of the page can't be completely captured on the screen.

On the other hand, if it gets more people into comics, then it's definitely a good thing. And 'A Dame To Kill For' is a heck of good story. I'll probably read it again just before I go see the film.

#6 Posted by feebadger (1335 posts) - - Show Bio

@davidgrantlloyd said:

The Sin City graphic novels are some of best examples of sequential art. And they're certainly the greatest works of Frank Miller (sorry, 'Dark Knight Returns' but Sin City is better). While the film is an excellent adaptation (probably the closest transition from comic to film) it's still not as good as the source material.

Sequential art. Motion picture. They're 2 completely different art forms. Similar but total opposites as well. The exact spirit of the page can't be completely captured on the screen.

On the other hand, if it gets more people into comics, then it's definitely a good thing. And 'A Dame To Kill For' is a heck of good story. I'll probably read it again just before I go see the film.

Testify! What HE said.

#7 Posted by thechessclub (495 posts) - - Show Bio

If Millers writing has eroded like his art...him writing two new stories is probably a bad thing=(

#8 Posted by revbucky (306 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm still a Frank Miller fan. Hope this turns out to a step in the right direction for him.

#9 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Still on Frank Miller's side so I say this will be an interesting piece when it gets into theatres, though I will admit I do have to still watch the first movie.

#10 Posted by Anniki (67 posts) - - Show Bio

Seeing Sin City was one of the catalysts started me reading comics. I saw the movie and wanted more. "That Yellow Bastard" remains one of my favourite stories - not *the* favourite, but one of them. I can't wait to see the sequel. In my perfect world, they'd incorporate "Silent Night" into the movie. That is my favourite Sin City tale.

#11 Posted by cbishop (6303 posts) - - Show Bio

The movie was almost shot-for-shot the first three TPB's, so was artistically beautiful, but it left me feeling that Sin City is better on the page than on the screen. I don't know if it was a pacing thing, or what, for me. There was nothing wrong with the movie - I just like reading them better. I will likely see the sequel, because I tend to be a comic movie ho like that, but probably on DVD, rather than in the theater.

#12 Posted by Billy Batson (56860 posts) - - Show Bio

Miller should just stop writing.
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#13 Edited by ohrenclez (74 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarthShap said:

At this point, Miller has become so crazy and so lazy that we should consider ourselves lucky if he does not just make Holy Terror and The Spirit, Sin City Canon for the movie and call it a day. ^^

Why isn't Rodriguez using Family Values and/or the Blue Eyes storylines?

thougth exactly the same thing...it's like he doesn't even recognize their existence

We'll take A DAME TO KILL FOR which already pre-exists, and then have Frank come up with two more new stories...

he doesn't even mention that there ARE more stories taking place in sin city

The first one was so great...hope they don't mess up the sequel by letting Miller write again

#14 Posted by jaredbright (204 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll just say it: "I liked All Star Batman and Robin."

Yes, I said it!

#15 Posted by The Impersonator (4305 posts) - - Show Bio

The question is, though, where should Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez take SIN CITY?

Sin City or....Las Vegas. =P

#16 Posted by CrackedVersion00 (28 posts) - - Show Bio

Make it so, Mr. MIller, I just hope it's good....

#17 Posted by WarMachineMarkV (1214 posts) - - Show Bio

- What? No Spirit 2? I LOVED that movie

#18 Posted by thephantomstranger (129 posts) - - Show Bio

@WarMachineMarkV said:

- What? No Spirit 2? I LOVED that movie

If this isn't sarcasm I'll go fetch the internet high five meme along with any other memes of your choosing.

OT: Imagine if this ends up being some sort of Return for Miller? I know it's unlikely but just let it all go and imagine the return of Frank Miller...

#19 Posted by WarMachineMarkV (1214 posts) - - Show Bio

@thephantomstranger:

- It is very much sarcasm, I actually paid to see this movie before reading the reviews

- I walked out about half way in, still have no idea how it ends

#20 Posted by Mercy_ (92075 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't bring myself to even pretend to care.

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#21 Posted by THEBlaqueBasterd (384 posts) - - Show Bio

NEWSFLASH: Frank Miller may write more Sin City......

RECENT NEWFLASH: Frank Miller may ALSO STOP TAKING CRACK CoCAINE!!!

what? ..anythins possible.. o.O

#22 Posted by The Devil Tiger (1263 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmm... the first Sin City comics were good, the last one had good moment but lost some spirit on the road, for the movie, I was kinda disappointed, so... I'm not too much enthousiastic about it.

#23 Posted by Shimmy (21 posts) - - Show Bio

I seem to recall not so long ago that Miller was thinking about writing origin stories for Hartigan and Iron Jack.

Since A Dame to Kill For is already a prequel story, slotting those two in would seem to make sense, no?

#24 Posted by KidSupreme (824 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mercy_: LoL

#25 Posted by EisforExtinction (1908 posts) - - Show Bio

This is great because Frank Miller is now a talentless hack.

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