If you’re a fan of stylish, true-to-the-comics movie adaptations, you’ve probably already seen Sin City. The trailer (below) released during last week’s Comic Con shows us the sequel, based on the second book in the Sin City series by Frank Miller, A Dame To Kill For.
Rodriguez (Spy Kids, Sin City) will produce and Miller (Dark Knight Returns, 300) will direct a script co-written by the two men and William Monahan (The Departed).
Actors returning include Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Powers Boothe, Mickey Rourke, and Bruce Willis. New folks to the series include Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd, Ray Liotta, Stacy Keach, Christopher Meloni, and yes, even Lady Gaga, who you can see as a waitress handing over some cash to Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character in the trailer below.
The trailer is full of the effects we’ve come to expect from the first flick: plenty of violence, noir-style dialogue, and a black and white visual look with occasional super-saturated reds and greens, just like in the original comics written and drawn by Frank Miller himself. The techno-flavored tune in the background is “Babes,” by Icky Blossoms, and is apropos a song as I’ve heard in a trailer.
The film looks amazing, and should be as good as the first, since it’s helmed by the same winning team.
Originally set to release October 4, 2013, A Dame to Kill For is now scheduled to hit theaters August 22, of this year. You know we’ll be there with bells on. And maybe a couple of katanas for good measure.
- Via The Verge