Posted on Monday, June 17th, 2013 by Angie Han
2013 was supposed to be the year of Frank Miller. There were two adaptations of his books due out in the second half of this year, 300: Rise of an Empire and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. But Warner Bros. decided last month to push the former back to 2014, and now Dimension Films is following suit with the latter.
Sadly, that means Miller aficionados will be waiting almost a whole extra year to revisit his grim and gritty town. But hey, we’ve been waiting on a sequel for seven years already — what’s one more? Hit the jump to get the new date.
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Briefly: Robert Rodriguez has teamed with Univision to launch the El Rey Network, which will feature action and genre programming aimed at the Latino audience. We’ve known that El Rey will run a series based on From Dusk Till Dawn, and that it will also have a show co-created by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
New details position the show as a “Latino James Bond,” with Rodriguez set to direct the first episode from a script by Orci. Deadline calls the 13-episode show ”a big-budget adventure drama that is Latino James Bond in tone, but with more of a levity than the recent Bond movies. It centers on a super-star soccer player and notorious playboy who doubles as a highly-skilled spy, carrying out covert missions for a special branch of the CIA.” Sounds like a slightly grown-up version of some of the characters and ideas from Spy Kids. Rodriguez knows what he likes, at least.
Posted on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
Subtlety and restraint have their place in cinema, but Robert Rodriguez‘s Machete Kills isn’t it. The sequel to Rodriguez’s 2010 action thriller features deadly broads, weaponized boobs, a cackling madman, President Charlie Sheen (or President Carlos Estevez, rather), and a Machete (Danny Trejo) who’s just been pulled back from the brink of death. Watch the explosive first teaser trailer after the jump.
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Two brothers walk into a bar with a handful of hostages. Turns out, it’s a vampire bar, and they have to blast their way out. It began as a moderately successful movie, became a cult classic and now it’ll be a TV series.
That’s right. Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino‘s 1996 film From Dusk To Dawn is being adapted for television. It’ll be one of the key shows on the launch of new station co-created by Rodriguez called the El Ray Network, which is owned by Univision. The English language station is set to launch later this year, with both this show and a new action show produced by Rodriguez and Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Read More »
Much as Marc Webb is currently doing, Robert Rodriguez has begun to tweet photos from the set of his comic book sequel.
Rodriguez’s movie, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, is well into production in Texas aiming at an October 4 release date. It stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stacy Keach, Christopher Meloni, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Jeremy Piven and Jamie Chung, among others in an adaptation of the Frank Miller comic.
Rodriguez tweeted two photos, one of which you see above, showing Josh Brolin’s character in the film. What’s great about these photos is not only are they our first look at the film, but that the other one shows what the set looks like versus the nearly finished plate above. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
Although Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has been shooting for some time now, the nature of the production means that not all of the actors have to be on set at the same time. Directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have been taking advantage of that by roping in their stars when they can, so even now we’re getting some major casting announcements. The new addition this week is Stacy Keach, who’ll play a major villain called Wallenquist. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
Of course the big news this month is J.J. Abrams‘ hiring as the Episode VII director, but if you’re curious about what else is going on in the world of Star Wars we have several other odds and ends for you. After the jump:
- Robert Rodriguez would direct a Han Solo spinoff
- Cartoon Network will air LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles
- Terence Stamp does not have fond memories of Episode I
- George Lucas will appear in a doc about his daughter, who is an MMA fighter
- Preview Hasbro’s new Star Wars Black Series action figure line
- Keri Russell would love to reunite with J.J. Abrams (hint, hint)
- And, oh look, StarWars.com has undergone a facelift.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
Cameras have been rolling on Robert Rodriguez‘s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For for some time now, but either he’s only just gotten around to casting one of its major characters, or publicists have waited to announce the casting until late in the game. Eva Green has just been announced as part of the project in the role of Ava Lord, the femme fatale who features prominently in the titular plotline. Meanwhile, he’s also added rising star Julia Garner, who’ll play a stripper in another story, opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s Johnny. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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