In a summer packed to the gills with big budget comic book films featuring star-spangled Avengers, web-slingers, time traveling mutants and intergalactic ex-cons, it’s understandable that one particular comic book movie has flown a bit under the radar. Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For comes at the tail end of summer, arriving in theaters on August 22nd, and promises much of the same bloody, pulpy, black-and-white grit and mayhem that made the original 2005 film so special. However, you’d be hard pressed to find much buzz about it, making the marketing campaign that much more important.
Today, some new stills have hit the web courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. There’s nothing particularly noteworthy here, but we do get a good look at most of the film’s key players: Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny, Jessica Alba as Nancy Callahan, Mickey Rourke as Marv, Josh Brolin as a post-plastic surgery Dwight (who was played by Clive Owen in the first film), and the “Dame” herself, Eva Green.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For has a lot to prove, since Robert Rodriguez’s career has been on a bit of a downhill slide recently with movies like Spy Kids: All The Time In The World in 4D and Machete Kills. Meanwhile, Miller’s only solo directorial effort, The Spirit, was slammed by critics and audiences alike. Hopefully the two can find their stride again in this collaboration and make the 9-year delay for the sequel well worth the wait.