Finally, this summer will see the arrival of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, a follow-up to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s 2005 insta-classic film noir Sin City. Genre fans have been patiently biding their time until the sequel’s August release, but it’s hard not to get excited when the marketing department is unveiling posters like this and trailers as crazily awesome as this. Now, the first clip for the movie has landed online.
Though it does suffer from a lack of context, the clip finds Rosario Dawson’s Gail, a slinky femme fatale who led the prostitutes of Old Town in a fight against corrupt police in the first Sin City, living dangerously. She seductively presses herself against the hood of a car, much to the glee of a nameless henchman. It’s only when she baits him enough to be nearby when she opens the trunk, however, that things get really good.
The distinctive color scheme found in Sin City is back for this sequel, which tells four new stories contained within Miller’s Sin City universe. There’s “The Fat Loss,” an original story written for the film, which finds Jessica Alba’s good-hearted dancer Nancy Callahan struggling to come to terms with the death of her mentor and protector John Hartigan (Bruce Willis). “A Dame to Kill For” focuses on what happens when Dwight (Josh Brolin) is enlisted by former flame Ava Lord (Eva Green) to get her out of an abusive marriage. “Just Another Saturday Night” 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, 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 that impressive assortment of stars, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For features Jaime King, Jude Ciccolella, Powers Boothe, Clive Owen, Dennis Haysbert, Marton Csokas, Juno Temple, Ray Liotta, Stacy Keach, Christopher Meloni, Lady Gaga, Jeremy Piven and Crystal McCahill. It opens on August 22nd.
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller’s 2005 groundbreaking film, FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY.