Posted on Monday, July 28th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
UPDATE: We’ve added the new, red band Sin City: A Dame to Kill For trailer to this post, which played at the end of the panel. Full panel coverage remains.
Robert Rodriguez and Comic Con go together like Spielberg and sharks. The two are forever linked because of the memorable panels he’s had on multiple films, primarily the first Sin City. Well Rodriguez was back this year with Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Damn to Kill For and he brought along his co-director and three of the film’s stars: Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba.
They showed a huge chunk of the beginning of the film, “Just Another Saturday Night,” and did a very interesting Q&A. Below, read a description of the opening scene and five cool things we learned at the Sin City 2 Comic Con panel.
Sin City A Dame to Kill For Red Band trailer
Here are the five cool things we learned on the Sin City 2 Comic Con panel
1. Mickey Rourke and Josh Brolin never acted together – Though their characters are in multiple scenes together, the actor’s schedules never matched. So they shot their scenes against a green screen, reacting to footage of the other’s performance (or, more accurately, Brolin reacted to Rourke because he did his part first.) Rodriguez said it was inspired by a story he heard where Ricardo Montalban shot his scenes in The Wrath of Kahn by himself and after seeing them, Shatner upped his game.
2. Rodriguez’s score was was written on an iPhone – The director said 80% of the film’s score was written using the voice memo app on his iPhone. He’d wake up in the middle of the night or something, mention a scene and then hum all the different parts of the music into the phone. The next morning he’d find the notes on the keyboard and write it up.
3. Jessica Alba is a warrior – In the film, Nancy takes things into her own hands as a badass. To do so, she showed up on set mean and prepared. Frank Miller said when he first saw her again, “I haven’t seen Jessica in 8 years, how did I piss her off?”
4. This film will have more color – Though Sin City is mostly in black and white, they shoot it in color and then remove it. This time around, they left a lot more in.
5. Both Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez have cameos – In a final little montage/sizzle reel, you saw both of the films directors in small roles, both looking beat up in an alley.
But the highlight of the panel had to be the full, opening of the movie, featuring Mickey Rourke in Just Another Saturday Night. I’ll hand off to Angie: