According to the press release, Jessica Alba and Mickey Rourke are both confirmed to reprise their roles, and it’s expected that many more from the original cast will be coming back, too.
And since the film is expected to go back and forth in time, in prequel/sequel fashion, more of the cast might be back than you might first think.
William Monahan, the Oscar-winning writer of The Departed and the upcoming Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, has penned the script alongside Rodriguez and Miller, so fans of the original can sleep soundly in the knowledge that it’s all in very, very good hands.
The press release refers to the title as Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which is what last week’s teaser poster revealed, but for brevity’s sake, it will no doubt just be referred to as Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (or just A Dame to Kill For / Sin City 2) in everyday conversation.
But officially – Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Rodriguez is set to shoot his other sequel, Machete Kills, first this summer, and then production will go straight into A Dame to Kill For once that’s wrapped.
The Weinstein Company’s Dimension Films will be handling US distribution, and though there’s no word yet on when the UK will be seeing it, I’d imagine we’ll be getting it either that weekend, or very shortly afterwards.
In the States, that release is currently fairly open, with only an untitled Disney project due to open on the 4th October next year, but that could change as we get closer to the end of next year. I can’t imagine any studios or distributors will want to go up against the Sin City sequel though, so realistically, it will almost definitely be going straight to the top of the box office. More as we get it. For now, the official press release.
FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE ON OCTOBER 4, 2013
ORIGINAL CAST MEMBERS MICKEY ROURKE AND JESSICA ALBA RETURN FOR THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SEQUEL
New York, NY (14 May 2012) — Dimension Films announced today that the highly anticipated sequel FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR will open nationwide on October 4, 2013. Casting is underway, with original cast members returning to work with directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, from their script co-written by Academy Award® winner William Monahan . Academy Award® nominee Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba are already confirmed to return.
The script and details of the film’s story are being kept tightly under wraps. The remaining cast will be announced shortly with some huge names expected to fill the roles of Sin Ciy’s newest characters yet to be seen on the big screen.
The original SIN CITY broke new ground with its iconic stylish look and grossed over $160 million worldwide. FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR will not only bring fans back to the world that Rodriguez and Miller created, but will also add a new dimension by bringing their unique visual style to life in 3D.
The film will be released by Dimension Films in the US and Canada, and produced by Quick Draw Productions, AR Films, Miramax and Solipsist.
Aldamisa International’s C.O.O. Jere Hausfater and President of International Sales and Distribution Nadine de Barros and will oversee international sales for this project at the Cannes Film Festival.
The film is expected to begin production this summer at Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.
Source: via Collider.