How many times can you be told something is going to happen before the promise loses all meaning? With Sin City 2, that question is being put to the test. Time and time again it’s been said that the film is gearing up for production—at one point it was supposedly written and ready to shoot, then it was put on the backburner, then it was ready to go again, then it sounded like it might not happen, then it was teased yet again—and for years, it’s been all wait and no reward.
At this point, we probably shouldn’t be casting more fuel onto the fire, but for those who still haven’t given up hope on a sequel, director Robert Rodriguez has updated its status, saying he intends for it to be his follow-up to his next project, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World. Read what he had to say after the break. Read More »
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The specter of Sin City 2 will hang over Robert Rodriguez until…well, until he finally makes the damn movie. I can conceive of a distant future in which Rodriguez has become a filmmaker akin to Ingmar Bergman (just for the sake of argument) but is still hit with questions about Sin City 2.
On the subject of the sequel, Rodriguez spoke to Digital Spy (via CinemaBlend) and said “We’re still working on Sin City, I want to do it so we’ll see. It’s just a matter of when…We have a script… a rewritten script that we still have to write and it’s just finding the right time slot to do it.”
So, the film is basically in the same spot it has been for some time: pending, but not really close to the starting line. For what it’s worth, Rodriguez also mentioned that he’s still in contact with Mike Allred about making a film based on Allred’s comic series Madman. That would be a great thing to see (possibly) and I’d infinitely prefer that to Sin City 2.
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This story will eventually get along to news of a potential original film from Robert Rodriguez but first of all, we need to tidy up a lot of loose ends regarding his ever mounting pile of in-the-works sequels. He’s a franchisomaniac.
All of this info comes from the fact that a number of online press were last week invited down to the set of Predators and they duly squeezed Rodriguez for all they could. We’ll take it one franchise at a time.
Here’s the man on future Machete movies:
We always talked about making him a franchise character. Danny and I talked about it in ‘94…maybe Desperado that’s when I first mentioned the Machete character. So imagine that…he’s been bugging me since ‘94.
Add into the mix a bit of light, hype-building and pot-stirring by Machete himself, Danny Trejo:
We want Machete, Machete Kills, and Machete Kills Again. [Laughter] That’s mine and Robert’s standards, you know? Every time I text him, he’ll text me back, Machete 2, coming up. [Laughs]
I’m sure we’ll see more Machete if it’s a hit and won’t if it isn’t. Of course, that’s like pretty much every other action picture, so… no news here.
How about Sin City 2, then? Is there something more solid on that front?
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Sin City 2 has been a project sitting on the horizon for several years. It has started to seem like one of those things that co-director Robert Rodriguez likes to keep on the table because he knows it gets fan attention, while not necessarily being a film he really plans to make.
Now producer Stephen L’Heureux says that Sin City 2 will go into production at the end of 2010, and that Frank Miller will follow it with a film version of Hard Boiled, the uber-detailed and hyper-violent comic written by Miller and drawn by Geoff Darrow. Read More »
I think most everyone has given up the idea of a Sin City sequel, especially after Frank Miller‘s The Spirit tainted the memory of the original Robert Rodriguez co-directed comic book adaptation. Everyone involved with the original 2005 film has been talking up a sequel for the last four years. Rodrgieuz admitted in March that he’s gotten so use to telling people that “right around the corner, because that’s what everybody wants to hear” but that “It might be a long corner.”
To promote the Blu-ray release, Rodriguez has been doing press, and now claims that he is beginning talks with his creative team and could begin filming as early as next year. The filmmaker tells IGN that “next week we’re going to talk about it some more and get a timing on when we’d be doing it. But there’s a lot of people who are interested in it. … We are definitely going to do that one.”
But this isn’t the first time Rodriguez has put a date on record. Last year Rodriguez said that production could begin by April 2009.
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In January, it was rumored that 20th Century Fox was developing a Predator reboot titled Predators with Robert Rodriguez and Troublemaker Studios in the producers chair. Rodriguez confirmed the rumors at a news conference today at Troublemarker Studios for the long-awaited reform of the Texas film incentive program.
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A couple weeks ago IESB reported that The Weinstein Co had waited too long and lost the rights to a Sin City sequel. We never reported the story because Entertainment Weekly was quick to debunk the reports, quoting Weinstein Co. lawyer Bert Fields as saying: “TWC’s rights to produce sequels to Sin City remain intact as they always have been. Any suggestion to the contrary is complete hogwash.” But it now appears the intitial reports might have been true after all.
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Robert Rodriguez has been chatting it up at SXSW and CinemaBlend has a few details direct from the filmmaker’s mouth. First off, Robert says that he always tells people that Sin City 2 is “right around the corner, because that’s what everybody wants to hear” but admits that “It might be a long corner.” I’m pretty convinced that a sequel won’t happen until Miller has no other film options, and is forced to return to the franchise.
Robert went on to insist that the long talked about feature length version of Machete will happen, and that he’s “got the script” and is “ready to go”. I’ll believe it when I see it.
The most interesting quote to leave Rodriguez’s mouth was in regards to his next project Neveracker, the sci-fi action film that was announced in February — “I used to say it was, it’s kind of like Blade Runner, but that was Blade Walker. This is Blade Runner.” Wow, just Wow. I’m pretty sure he didn’t intend to slam Blade Runner, but those are strong words. If this film comes out and is another Spy Kids, he’ll also be eating them.
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