Sin City 2 shooting this year?

Sin City 2 shooting this year?

Released in 2005 the film ‘Sin City’ was directed by Robert Rodriguez with guest directors Frank Miller and Quentin Tarantino. Adapting three main story arcs from the Frank Miller written comic series, ‘Sin City’ was a sound financial success achieving a word wide gross of approximately $158 million with a production budget of $40 million.

The film was generally well received by audiences and proved to be more than a worthy translation of the source material, with much of the dialogue and panels from the books moved directly into the film adaptation. Since its release there has been ongoing speculation about a sequel, and which remaining story arcs would potentially be adapted from the source material.

Angelina Jolie has long been rumoured to have a large role in the next film, along with Clive Owen returning as the character ‘Dwight’ though no official casting announcements have ever been made.

It is now being reported that Rodriguez has made comments in reference to the sequel, stating that the script is still currently being worked on however that he intends to begin filming the sequel during 2011.

There have still been no official casting announcements and as we are well into the second half of the year if the project is to begin this year momentum will need to start building soon. Still this is positive news for fans of the franchise…however file it under ‘wait and see’ for now and hopefully we’ll see some formal announcements soon!

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.