Rodriguez to Make a “Sin City” Sequel

Robert Rodriguez is heading back to Sin City

The 43-year-old Mexican-American filmmaker and Frank Miller have announced plans to film a sequel to their 2005 cult classic Sin City, a film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

Entitled Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, the upcoming film was developed by Miller from his graphic novel of the same name, and scripted by Miller and William Monahan. The film will be distributed once again by Dimension Films.

“Audiences have been clamoring for Sin City 2 with Robert and Frank for a long time and trust me, it will be worth the wait,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. “This will be my 11th collaboration with Robert in 16 years and he’s become a great friend. I look forward to continuing our long lasting relationship and partnering on more projects in the future.”

Production is slated to begin this summer at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas with casting starting next week. According to the official release, much of the film’s original cast is expected to return— though the release didn’t specify if the characters who died in the first film would be popping up again.

Sin City Poster

The original film—which proved to be a landmark step forward in filmmaking, breaking ground with immersive green screen to create its iconic stylish look included appearances by some of today’s hottest Latino stars, including Jessica Alba, Alexis Bledel, Rosario Dawson and Benicio del Toro.

Sin City, released on April 1, 2005, grossed over $160 million.