Robert Rodriguez Signs Two-Year First Look Deal with HBO & HBO Max

Robert Rodriguez has sealed a new partnership…

The 53-year-old Mexican American filmmaker has signed a two-year first-look deal with HBO and HBO Max, founder of Troublemaker Studios.

Robert Rodriguez

As part of the collaboration, Rodríguez will first bring projects to the cable company and streamer for potential development as original series. His son Racer Rodríguez will serve as lead development executive under the pact. Projects could potentially be completed at the studio’s production facilities in Austin, Texas.

“Robert’s masterful, high concept productions are a perfect match for our HBO Max audiences. We are excited to jump into this partnership and work on brand-new, provocative stories,” said Joey Chavez, executive vice president of original programming, drama, HBO Max.

Rodríguez said of the partnership, “It’s intriguing to be able to tap into the wealth of iconic IP available across the WarnerMedia portfolio and explore new stories to tell. I’m looking forward to a meaningful collaboration with the high caliber creative talent at HBO and HBO Max who have proven they’re willing to take risks, challenge norms and tell inclusive stories while producing a wide breadth of quality content.”

Rodríguez is currently the executive producer and director of the Disney+ series The Book of Boba Fett, a spin-off of The Mandalorian. He’s known for his work as a writer, director, and producer of many notable films including DesperadoFrom Dusk Till Dawn, the Spy Kids franchise, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Frank Miller’s Sin CityThe Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D, Grindhouse, Machete, and Alita: Battle Angel.

New Featurette Released for Alba’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”

The anticipation is building for Jessica Alba’s fiery and feisty return to Sin City

Dimension Films has released a new featurette for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, starring the 33-year-old half-Mexican American actress.

Jessica Alba in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Alba’s voice is the first you hear in the clip, which sees the town’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants.

“This Rotten Town, it soils everybody. Everybody,” says Alba, who returns as exotic dancer and revenge seeker Nancy Callahan for the prequel to 2005’s Sin City.

In addition to Alba, the film also stars Rosario Dawson, Callie Hernandez, Mickey Rourke, Eva Green, Juno Temple, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lady Gaga.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set to open in theaters on August 22.

Red Band Trailer Released for “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For,” Starring Alba

Jessica Alba is one red (band) hot dame to kill for…

The 33-year-old half-Mexican American appears in the just-released red band trailer for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City prequel, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

Jessica Alba in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Dimension Films recently released the trailer at Comic-Con in San Diego, which features Alba getting in touch with her dark side.

Alba is reprising her role as exotic dancer and revenge seeker Nancy Callahan in the film.

“I just really connected with the dark side of Nancy,” says Alba of her return to the role. “It was hard to detach from that until the movie was over.”

The original Sin City hit theaters in 2005, and in the nine years since Rodriguez and Miller have added more crispness to the series’ black-and-white comic book aesthetic.

The hyper-stylized and ultra-violent footage for the second film, which opens in theaters on August 22, definitely caught the attention of Comic-Con attendees.

New Trailer Released for “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” Featuring Alba Back as Nancy Callahan

It’s been nearly 10 years since Jessica Alba first set tongues wagging in Sin City… And, apparently she has not lost her sexy moves.

Dimension Films has released a new trailer for Robert Rodriguez’s and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, featuring the 33-year-old half-Mexican American actress reprising her head-turning role as exotic dancer Nancy Callahan, which earned her an MTV Movie Award for “Sexiest Performance.”

Jessica Alba in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

In the trailer, Alba appears back on the bar, shaking her groove thing the same way she did in 2005. But there are also snippets of her smashing her face against a back-stage mirror and more, leaving audiences intrigued.

The ultra-violent action crime thriller and sequel to the 2005 cult classic – adapted from Miller’s neo-noir graphic novels – weaves two Sin City stories together into one hard-boiled narrative pitting the city’s thugs, lowlifes and femme fatales against each other, with a cast that includes Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Juno Temple, Jaime King, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert and more.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will hit theaters on August 22.

First Trailer Release for Alba’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”

Jessica Alba’s back in the Sin City sequel… And, she’s ready to set hearts aflutter all over again, as evidenced in the just-released trailer for the film.

The 32-year-old half-Mexican American actress first caused tongues to wag when she starred as exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in Sin City. The performance even earned her an MTV Movie Award for Sexiest Performance.

Jessica Alba in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Nine years later, Alba is back in the follow-up film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. And, if the just-released trailer is any indication, she could win another MTV Movie Award.

The film, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, is primarily based on the second neo-noir graphic novel in the Sin City series by Miller.

In addition to Alba, the film also sees the return of original cast members Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Powers Boothe, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis.

Newcomers to the sequel include Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Jamie Chung, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Meloni, Lady Gaga and Jeremy Piven.

Dimension Films will release the film on August 22, 2014.

Alba to Star in the Action-Comedy Film “Stretch”

Jessica Alba is stretching herself for her next role…

The 32-year-old half-Mexican American actress has joined the cast of Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ action-comedy Stretch.

Jessica Alba

Alba’s co-stars in the film include Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms, Chris Pine and Brooklyn Decker.

Directed by The Grey’s Joe Carnahan, Stretch follows a limo driver (portrayed by Wilson) on his last shift who picks up a billionaire (Pine) whose freaky special requests get darker as the night rolls on.

The March 21, 2014 release is being produced by Jason Blum as part of his first-look deal with Universal.

Alba recently wrapped work on Film Arcade’s A.C.O.D. and appears in IFC’s Will Ferrell fronted spoof The Spoils Of Babylon. She returns to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City franchise next summer in Dimension’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Warner Bros. Releases First Trailer for Santoro’s “300: Rise Of An Empire”

Rodrigo Santoro’s highly anticipated sequel to 300 may not be coming out until next spring, but you can get your fix now.

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for 300: Rise Of An Empire, the long-awaited sequel to the stylish 2006 hit, starring the 37-year-old Brazilian actor.

Rodrigo Santoro

In the sequel, Persian queen Artemisia (portrayed by Eva Green) uses her “entire navy” to attack the Greeks, who are led by politician and general Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton).

The film has everything you’d expect from an action-packed period film, including swords, axes, arrows, knives, flames, ships, horses, death, destruction.

Lena Headey and Santoro reprise their respective roles as Queen Gorgo and Xerxes alongside newcomers Stapleton, Green and Hans Matheson.

Director Noam Murro’s sequel, written by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad and based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel Xerxes, opens March 7, 2014.

Alba Preparing to Reprise Her Role in the “Sin City” Sequel

Jessica Alba is losing her hair (color) in her quest to prepare for her return to Sin City

The 31-year-old half-Mexican American has revealed her transformation back into her Sin City character Nancy Callahan via her Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Jessica Alba

Alba—who is returning to her iconic role for the sequel to the cult classic, which is being called Sin City: A Dame to Kill For—shared images of her blonde transformation.

“”Bye Bye Brown Hair” r u on viddy yet? I’m documenting my brown to Sin City blonde!” wrote Alba before getting her makeover.

Alba later followed up with more photos that showed her during the hair coloring process. Once she completed her transformation, she shared a photo of herself with her newly-lightened locks and wrote,

“She got roots that Nancy #sincity2.”

But Alba isn’t just changing her hair color… She’s also getting physical for the role.

Jessica Alba

The following day, Alba shared a photo of herself during training lessons at the gun range.

“What a way to start the day -training for a movie is sorta fun,” she announced.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will focus on earlier story of Clive Owen‘s Dwight McCarthy, whose life is turned upside down when Ava, a woman from his past, returns and causes all sorts of problems for him.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, the film is slated for an October 4, 2013 release.

Alba’s co-stars include Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson and Michael Madsen.

It’s Official! Alba Returning for “Sin City” Sequel…

It’s official… Jessica Alba will be starring in the sequel to Frank Miller’s Sin City

Dimension Films, the company that will distribute the film in the United States, has confirmed that the 31-year-old half-Mexican American actress will be returning to reprise her role as Nancy Callahan in the sequel.

Jessica Alba in Sin City

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will be a prequel and sequel with interlinking stories both before and after the first film, according to Miller.

Along with Alba, Mickey Rourke is expected to return to reprise his role in the sequel. Rodriguez has said the cast will be “of the same caliber and eclecticism” as that of the previous film.

Sin City, which opened to wide critical and commercial success, grossed $74.1 million in North American and $84.6 million overseas, for a worldwide total from theater receipts of $158.7 million.

Production is set to begin later this summer at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin.

Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is slated for release on October 4, 2013.

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.