One of my favorite movies is 2005’s Sin City, a gorgeously shot film noir (adapted from Frank Miller’s iconic graphic novel) with brilliant acting, gleefully graphic violence and glorious eye candy in Jessica Alba, Jaime King, Carla Gugino and Rosario Dawson. Pulpy and imaginative, it still dazzles nine years later. So, to say I’m looking forward to the long-in-the-works follow-up, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For would be an understatement. Even with Inherent Vice, Interstellar and Godzilla on the way, it’s the film I’m most eagerly anticipating this year.
Now, three new images have hit the web, highlighting actors Eva Green, Josh Brolin and Jessica Alba. Of those, Green and Brolin are both newcomers to the Sin City universe, while Alba is reprising her role as exotic dancer Nancy Callahan, who struggles to cope with the suicide of her protector John Hartigan (Bruce Willis) in an original story written for the film called “The Fat Loss.” Green and Brolin both appear in the titular story “A Dame to Kill For,” with Green playing the femme fatale Ava Lord and Brolin taking over from Clive Owen in the role of Dwight McCarthy.
Other stories featured in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which is directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, include “Just Another Saturday Night,” which finds Marv (Mickey Rourke) waking up surrounded by many dead bodies and attempting to figure out how he got there, and “The Long Bad Night,” another story written exclusively for the film, which follows a cocky gambler named Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who, while on a mission to take down one of Sin City’s biggest crooks, encounters a stripper named Marcy (Julia Garner).
In addition to those actors, the film will co-star Ray Liotta, Powers Boothe, Jamei Chung, Marton Csokas, Dannis Haysbert, Stacy Keach, Lady Gaga, Christopher Meloni, Crystal McCahill, Jeremy Piven and Juno Temple.
I’m perhaps foolishly optimistic that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will live up to the original, but the results of Miller’s reteam with Rodriguez will certainly be interesting, regardless of how the film holds up against Sin City. Though we all have to wait until August 22 to find out, at least we have these images to tide us over in the meantime.
Source: The Playlist