With Sin City 2 in some kind of delayed limbo — some people speculate that the film is stuck in the same place that Captain Jack found himself at the beginning of Pirates 3. So I’m not exactly sure how credible this is, but Frank Miller has told MTV that he is also planning to film Sin City 3.
The story would concentrate on Miller’s “Hell and Back”, about a hallucinating artist named Wallace (a part rumored to be written for Johnny Depp). As for Sin City 2, Miller says “There was just some problems above us that I don’t understand… that I don’t really want to understand.” Wonder what that means. Wonder if this has anything to do with the failure of Grindhouse…
“Robert and I have a script and we’re all raring to go. We’re aching to get started,” Miller said. “I want to work with that crew againâ€¦that wonderful cast.”
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Smokin’ Aces director Joe Carnahan has seen the early teaser trailer for Sin City 2. If it’s anything like the first movie, than Robert has done a couple full green screen tests using real actors. He might even have a full scene shot and edited.
“Robert Rodriguez stopped by the office yesterday and showed me what may become the teaser for ‘SIN CITY 2’ and HOLY SH*T is it something. I don’t want to let any cats out of any bags, so all I can say is there’s not a hetero male moviegoer alive that’s not going to deeply DIG that spot,” Carnahan wrote on his blog. “Remember, he’s doing ‘A Dame To Kill For’ and brother has he got it. That guy’s enthusiasm for filmmaking is infectious too. A solid bloke and a good soul.”
Sin City 2 might or might not go into production next month. We can’t wait.
A new LA Times article on Frank Miller has revealed a few interesting news tidbits:
- Miller has already interviewed actors for his big screen adaptation of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. One of the actors is a “notable Sin City star.” Any guesses on which star this could be? Filming will start this year.
- Miller had a meeting with Superman director Richard Donner. I wonder if this was just a meet and greet or a meeting over a possible future Miller adaptation? Or may-be even a new project based on an original Miller screenplay?
- Miller has finished 120 pages of the eventual 170 page Holy Terror, Batman! graphic novel: “Our hero’s key quote is, ‘Those clowns don’t know what terror is,’ ” Miller said. “Then he sets out to get the guys.”
- And we finally get confirmation that there are two sequels to Sin City in the pipeline. No word on if they will be shot back-to-back.
You can read the whole article at LATimes.com.
Rachel Weisz will not be returning for The Mummy 3. TMZ reports that Weisz has four other projects coming “together imminently.” She also is trying to balance her new family life, as she has a 9 month year old son with The Fountain director Darren Aronofsky. The project will move on without Weisz. Universal will most likely write her character, Evelyn Carnahan O’Connell, out of the third script. Brendon Fraser, Jet Li and xXx director Rob Cohen are still officially attached. [Update: Variety has confirmed this story]
A Mummy movie without the Rachel? Count me out. Four other projects? We know Weisz is currently attached to Dirt Music (expected to start production in August 2007), The Lady from Shanghai (which is in early preproduction), and The Colossus (which begins in October 2007). She is currently filming The Brothers Bloom (which I assume will enter into post production sometime before June). That leaves Weisz’ schedule free from May-August 2007. What is the fourth project? Could it possibly be Sin City 2? The Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez sequel is currently slated to start production in June. It seems to be a perfect fit. We have our fingers crossed.
Grindhouse director Robert Rodriguez has small screen plans for Sin City. According to CS, the director would like to continue Frank Miller’s graphic novel adaptations as a television series. I guess the completely digitial production process could be streamlined for small screen production. But fear not, Rodriguez plans to film Sin City 2 first.
Robert made the comment on PBS’ The Charlie Rose Show (a great show for long form interviews) but we don’t have the direct quote. So there is a possibility that he may have been taken out of context. We’ll update the story if it develops. Sin City 2 is expected toi start shooting in June. Grindhouse is out now everywhere.
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On March 25th, we had the opportunity to talk with most of the stars and directors of Grindhouse. We sat down with Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, From Dusk Till Dawn) to talk about his horror/zombie feature Planet Terror.
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Robert Rodriguez has told the stars of Sin City 2 to not to discuss Angelina Jolie’s possible involvement. Jolie has been linked to the project for over a year now. Many people believe the project was delayed due to Jolie’s pregnancy.
“The film’s been kind of postponed because Robert has been interested in Angelina Jolie for the lead,” Rosario Dawson told IGN last year. “But she’s very pregnant right now. So that’s putting an understandable hold on the film.”
A year later Dawson is suddenly mum on the subject of casting:
“The lead actress is going to be absolutely fabulous; but I can’t tell you who it is,” Dawson told Movies.com. “It’s going to be the prequel to my segment in the first one, so you’ll understand a little bit more what the argument was between Clive Owen and my character.”
In January it was reported that Rachel Weisz might be replacing Jolie as Ava in the film. Nothing has been confirmed. Robert told us that production on the film will begin in June at earliest.
At SXSW, Robert Rodriguez announced a feature length Machete movie, based on the popular fake Grindhouse trailer. At this weekend’s Grindhouse junket we were able to grill Robert for more details on this new project.
“When I started doing the trailer and as soon as we started showing it to people they said we want to see this movie. Bob Weinstein even said that ‘I want to see that movie.’ So I thought we would probably make it then.Â If audiences respond to it the way I think they might then I think we’ll make it.”
Quentin Tarantino jumped in:
“Robert pretty much has about 40 minutes of it anyway just from the trailers.Â True grind house I’ll give him 6 more days to finish it out.”One of the things I love about it is well there is blacksploitation but in America there wasn’t a mexsploitation.Â ‘Machete’ is definitely a mexsploitation film.
Robert explained, “When I wrote him [Danny Trejo] in 94 I thought he should be like Charles Bronson or Jean-Claude Van Damme and make a movie every year. He should be making his own mexslpoitation movies so I came up with this character ‘Machete’ for him.”
When asked if the film would be released theatrically, Robert replied:
“Yeah, I mean I am just going to go shoot it and then I will see what we do with it. “
The Sin City director previously revealed that a Machete screenplay is completely finished, and Danny Trejo is very excited to start filming
And when can we expect MACHETE? The movie would be filmed at the same time as Sin City 2 (tentatively set for early Summer 2007):
“It would be done at the same time.Â It would have to come out when ‘Grindhouse’ comes out on DVD.”
Grindhouse will hit theaters on April 6th 2007.
Robert Rodriguez broke onto the scene with the low budget action film El Mariachi, which spawned a trilogy (Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico). Well now Rodriguez is thinking of returning to the series with another trilogy. Yes, you read that right, ANOTHER TRILOGY.
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