Whashappenin’ with SIN CITY 2?
When the first movie dropped in ’05, the prospect of a sequel following soon after seemed as certain as the lethality of a Colt .45 gunshot to your temple. But it’s been close to five years since the Frank Miller/Robert Rodiguez directorial double-team got to show us around the city where anything can be found if you walk down the right alley... and there’s been nothing concrete.
Sure, there’s been announcements of a new screenplay floating around (one that would have brand-new adventures for Nancy Callahan). But if we currently can’t reach the cartoonist or director for answers, maybe we should go to the star?
"I've never read a script, no. [But Robert Rodiguez and I] talk all the time. He's really a dear friend of mine, and I'd do anything for him. Collaborating with him on [SIN CITY] was so much fun. He knows how to portray very powerful women. [SIN CITY] was cool. It had humor and it was sexy and it was action-packed. There's nothing like a Robert Rodriguez movie."
So she told Splash Page while promoting VALENTINE’S DAY. But why hear it from me when she can tell you (if you live in the US)?
Can you BELIEVE it that she and Rodriguez have conversations that DON'T revolve around SIN CITY?
Seeing more B&W cinematic adventures starring Nancy, Dwight and Marv seems to get less likely as the years go along. Miller said at one point that he wanted movie #2 to be an adaptation of A DAME TO KILL FOR (a much better Dwight story than THE BIG FAT KILL, in my opinion) but he’s been putting attention on THE SPIRIT and an adaptation of BUCK ROGERS in all this intervening time. Plus, after Britney Murphy’s recent passing, it would seem a lot harder to do that story now (barring a re-casting) as her character Shellie plays a significant part in it.
-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia Comics. Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.