MTV may not do much worth paying attention to, but they sure do get decent movie news. The former music, current…. umm…..whatever… network’s website is reporting that two actors appearing in the 2005 Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller graphic novel-come-to-life Sin City have already expressed interest in returning. Mickey Rourke(Marv) and Rosario Dawson(Gail) are both on board to reprise their respective roles.
They are “excited about doing another one”, says MTV.
Rodriguez announced last week that the sequel to the fairly well-recieved original will begin production very soon.
Michael Madsen is rumored to be returning as well, having taken time out from rating his own movies to say:
“I’m doing the sequel to Sin City. That would be Sin City 2. I’m going to Ft. Worth, Texas, and there is supposed to be some sort of a symposium or some Sin City panel where we’re going to talk about the film. I’m looking forward to that, too.” [CBM]
Thankfully he clarified that a sequel to Sin City would be Sin City 2, not Sin City 5. I’d have been lost.
Clive Owen is already reported to be coming back to play Dwight, though fans of the novels know that A Dame to Kill For, the story which will be the main focus here, takes place before the events in the first film, and in that story, Dwight’s appearance is very different, having later undergone facial reconstructive surgery. How they will address this is unknown, but considering Frank Miller is penning two new stories taking place in Basin City, they may find a way. Yes, this film will also consist of 3 independent and presumedly inter-locking narratives, as did the first.
Without getting into a rant, let me express my distaste for anything Frank Miller has written/directed/said in the last 7 or 8 years. No one really thinks he had much to do with directing the orignal movie, or The Spirit would have been something vaguely watchable. This doesn’t bode well for the overall film, as rants Miller spouted last year(the quote at the end of the linked article was actually mine) may indicate that he could be seeking to inject his political insanity and disdain for many of the very people who buy his work into a new medium.
So, are you anticipating the alleged sequel now that we’ve got some solid reports that it will finally begin production? Sound off below!