Director Robert Rodriguez confirmed in an interview with MTV that Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson were both set to star in the sequel to 2005’s Sin City, tentatively titled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The first film was a commercial and critical smash, and fans have been clamoring for another installation ever since. Rourke played Marv, a hulking, invincible anti-hero, and Dawson played Gail, a deadly hooker with a heart of gold. Casting is set to begin shortly on the film, which in all probability will see the return of other series stars such as Clive Owen. But before Sin City 2 begins shooting, Rodriguez will begin filming Machete Kills, the sequel to Machete.
Rodriguez will direct Sin City 2 with Frank Miller, who also co-directed the first film in addition to writing and illustrating the graphic novels on which the movies are based. The new film will be based on the second graphic novel in the series, which we here at Critic Speak consider the best in the series. Miller will write two brand new stories just for the film, which might gave some fans pause: Miller’s work over the past decade has generally been met with poor reviews from critics and fans.