After the original Sin City, the 2005 film adaptation of Frank Miller’s 1993 graphic novel from Dark Horse Comics brought to the screen by co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, it might take a lot to get audiences back in the theaters for a sequel. But Miller has a big comic book fan base, and Rodriquez several fans of his slightly askew action flicks, so it’s not that big of surprise a studio is taking another run at the Sin City universe.
Lions Gate has now released its trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. If the preview won’t get you into the theater, the great cast list might be enough to add this one to a future Netflix queue. Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Jamie King, and Powers Booth all are returning from the original film, and adding Jeremy Piven, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Christopher Meloni, Eva Green, and Ray Liotta (with rumors of Lady Gaga and Christopher Lloyd making appearances).
As with the original movie, the sequel certainly has its own comic book noir style, although it certainly borrows a lot from Dick Tracy–plenty of “dames” in seedy places, car chases, ugly and gruff villains, and just as ugly and gruff good guys (or at least they are almost good guys). As with Alan Moore, his books and film adaptations, Miller’s work tends to be just as polarizing. You love it or you hate it.
Here is the trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For:
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For hits theaters August 22, 2014. While you’re waiting, check out the original graphic novels for Sin City here and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For here and all the other sequel graphic novels here.