Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sin City sequel signs up Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin

Remember that Sin City sequel Robert Rodriguez kept saying he was going to make year after year? Looks like it’s still rolling along, and with exciting casting news.

Courtesy Dread Central, we learned of the casting of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny (a role that was originally offered to Johnny Depp years ago). Also, Josh Brolin will be playing Clive Owen's character Dwight - before he had his faced altered, of course. This raises the question, will Owen return to play post-face surgery Dwight? We will have to wait and see.

The sequel is set to be released Oct. 4, 2013, by Dimension films, and production is already under way in Austin, Texas. The film will weave together tales from Frank Miller's graphic novels, along with new stories. The Dame story focuses on Dwight being hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord (as yet uncast). The story takes place prior to "The Big Fat Kill," which was featured in the original 2005 Sin City movie.

So far the film has assembled a cast including original actors Mickey Rourke as "Marv," Jessica Alba as "Nancy," Rosario Dawson as "Gail" and Jaime King as "Goldie/Wendy" with new cast members Dennis Haysbert as "Manute" and Jamie Chung as "Miho" joining the action.

The first film brought that black and white panel look to life, with accurately represented characters and scenes with a violent tone and classically appropriate soundtrack. I think it’s safe to assume that it will be the same style. After all, it wouldn’t really be Sin City without it.

-Andrew Peters