It must be our lucky day because today Dimension films released the first trailer for the long awaited Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, a sequel nine years in the making. With all of the ducks in a row, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have wrangled up the all-star cast from the first film including Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Michael Madsen, Rosario Dawson, and Jamie King, as well as some new faces such as Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Dennis Haysbert, Julia Garner, and Juno Temple. Watch the highly awaited first trailer for A Dame to Kill For after the break.
After delays upon delays, seeing this first trailer brings metaphorical tears to my eyes. While Frank Miller went off and did his own thing with The Spirit – which was absolutely terrible – and Robert Rodriguez kept pumping out Spy Kids and Machete movies, I’m glad to see they finally took some time to make Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. It’s not as if Sin City is my favorite movie and I developed a website loosely based of one of its quotes or anything…
For those who have not partaken in the magnificent, visual spectacle of Miller and Rodriguez’s Sin City, this adaptation of Miller’s neo-noir graphic novel takes place in all black and white with a splash of color. All of the citizens of
Basin City have some sort of six degrees of separation, which makes watching this anthology series all the more fun. The style in A Dame to Kill For feels exactly the same with a more polished look and strange electronic music instead of gritty jazz.
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This trailer doesn’t provide a good ground for those looking to understand the plot, but like the first film there are four loosely connected stories. One of which is Miller’s already existing “A Dame to Kill For,” the story of Dwight McCarthy (Josh Brolin) before the events of “The Big Fat Kill,” which featured a Dwight with a different face played by Clive Owen. Another story is also of existing material entitled “Just Another Saturday Night,” which features Marv, played by veteran Mickey Rourke.
And then Miller has written two completely new stories to the world of Sin City. The first of two new stories is called “The Fat Loss,” the aftermath of events that took place in “That Yellow Bastard,” which featured Bruce Willis. “The Fat Loss” will focus on Jessica Alba’s Nancy. The second original story is called “The Long, Bad Night” and will be about a completely new character to the world of Sin City, Johnny, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt who beats the wrong man in a game of cards.
I’m looking forward to this more than you could possibly imagine. There isn’t one single story I’m excited for most because all of it sounds and looks so amazing. But I’d have to say I do like the idea of Eva Green playing Ava Lord now that I’ve seen 300: Rise of an Empire where she plays a complete bad ass.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For arrives in theaters on August 22, 2014.
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