Equipped with the most unwieldy title since Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire, Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For has promised to be as violent, sexual, and stylized as its less wordy predecessor Sin City. This is borne out by a new batch of pictures (mostly screenshots) from the film, featuring Eva Green’s intense gaze, scantily clad women, and bloody men.
Times have not really changed in Sin City – it’s still a land of violent criminals, badass pole dancers, and men who are better than they should be. We have the return of Bruce Willis and Jessica Alba (for a moment at least), and we know that Mickey Rourke will be back to reprise his role as Marv (who I thought died in the last one, but whatever).
Most of these newly released pictures highlight newcomers to the franchise, including Eva Green as Ava Lord, Josh Brolin as Dwight, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny, and a crazed-looking Ray Liotta as Joey. You can also see Christopher Lloyd lurking there in the background, which I think is pretty exciting as he’s been largely absent from mainstream films for awhile.
Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will feature the same kind of intertwining story structure present in the first film, with characters moving in and out of each other’s narratives. I suppose that’s to be expected – this is a stylized franchise more dependent on narrative and recognizable tropes than on complex characterization. The original was pulpy and violent, with that faint whiff of misogyny that we’ve come to expect from Frank Miller’s pen. Given that Miller takes center stage in the title (rather than director Robert Rodriguez), we can anticipate more of the same. That’s a good or bad thing, depending on your point of view.
Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will come to cinemas on August 22. You can check out the new pics below.
Source: The Playlist