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SIN CITY 2 Casting Details Confirmed
Director Robert Rodriguez Talks Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie – a Dame To Kill For
It’s been seven years since the first film adaptation of Sin City, Frank Miller’s highly influential series of comics, yet people are still eagerly awaiting a sequel. And finally they will get what’s coming to them, for better or worse.
MTV News recently spoke with director Robert Rodriguez about the development of Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For, about who will be returning and who might be new to the team, and about working with Frank Miller. In the accompanying video, he also confirms that there will be new material along with the existing material from the A Dame to Kill For comic, about which I’m not sure how to feel.
Never mind the fact that Miller has pretty much gone around the bend at this point politically–frankly, a writer/artist’s politics come a far second to me in creative importance. Not that Miller’s public tirade against last year’s Occupy Wall Street movement haven’t convinced me the guy is a nut and have definitely soured me on his work somewhat, but bottom line is the guy’s just not the writer he once was. Go back and read The Dark Knight Returns or Ronin, and then compare those with more recent efforts like All-Star Batman and Robin and Holy Terror, and the difference is clear. Miller has not just lost touch with most of his fan-base on a political level, but I feel that his deeply conservative values, which display a prominent impatience with a more liberal-minded agenda, have instilled in his writing (his art is still above reproach) a similar haste. Basically, I think Miller is in such an all-fired angry state that his writing comes across as more juvenile and childish than even his detractors in the ’80s and ’90s might have claimed.
Whoof, got off on a tangent there. Back to the casting: in the interview, Rodriguez says that casting has not technically started, but he anticipates no problems in getting certain actors from the first film to return. He relates that he recently lunched with Mickey Rourke, who is very excited to return as big Marv (easily the best part of the first film), and Rosario Dawson also seems gung-ho to reprise her role as Gail, the evening hostess with the mostest. Rodriguez could neither confirm nor deny the rumors that Angelina Jolie would be joining the cast, which I recall hearing as long ago as 2006. Frankly, my distaste for Angelina Jolie and her work has cooled enough now to where the prospect of her joining up doesn’t seem like the worst idea. As noted, I’m more nervous about Miller churning out new material.
Oh, and hey, Roadracers is on Blu-ray and DVD, everybody! Apparently, the 2005 DVD edition of this, Rodriguez’ second film ever (also, Salma Hayek’s film debut), never came to fruition. Roadracers was a straight-to-Showtime flick from 1994, Rodriguez’ love letter to the B-movies and J.D. culture of the ’50s. You can still catch it on that channel every now and again, or you can just own it yourself, or buy one for me. It’s got a young John Hawkes, even!