Robert Rodriguez has finished work on Machete Kills, which is scheduled for release next year, and already the busy director has jumped right in to his other highly anticipated sequel, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Rodriguez and co-director and writer of the graphic novels, Frank Miller, started production on Sin City 2 on Monday 29th October, and should they work as quick as Rodriguez has on his Machete sequel, then Sin City: A Dame To Kill For might also be arriving next year!
Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson are all returning, with Jaime King (pictured above) also now re-joining the cast as Goldie’s twin sister Wendy. Jamie Chung has also been announced as appearing in the film, and she will be replacing Devon Aoki as vicious assassin Miho. It is also expected that Clive Owen will return as Dwight McCarthy, however, his character is expected to undergo a radical face change, and another as yet un-announced actor will also be playing the role. Ava is still yet to be cast, and while the role was written with Angelina Jolie in mind, it doesn’t look like she will be playing the role. Newly created character Johnny, who is a gambler, is also yet to be cast.
One of the storylines from Frank Miller’s graphic novels being adapted is “A Dame to Kill For,” originally published in 1993 and featuring a man named Dwight entangled in a complicated and deadly relationship with a femme fatale named Ava. Also, A Dame to Kill For takes place before and after the events of the first film, thus allowing Mickey Rourke’s Marv to return. While no exact plot details are known, last year Miller stated that another storyline that will be used is ‘Just Another Saturday Night’, ans this would form part of the films narrative. He also said that a story had been written specifically for Jessica Alba’s Nancy, and that this story would tie the two films together.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is expected to arrive in October 2013.