When Sin City was released in 2005, we were initially told two sequels were incoming and they’d both arrive within a couple of years. However its only now in 2012 that cameras are finally starting to roll on a second movie, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
With filming starting on Monday, THR also got news that Jaime King will be back in the Sin City world, while Jamie Chung has also joined the cast. King will play Wendy, twin sister of the prostitute Goldie she portrayed in the original. Chung meanwhile will take over from Devon Aoki as the sword-wielding Miho.
Mickey Rourke (Marv), Jessica Alba (Nancy), and Rosario Dawson (Gail) will all reprise their roles from Sin City. However there are apparently still many major roles left to be cast (as it’s all green screen, things can be shot separately, meaning it’s not as important all the cast is there when shooting starts), including Dwight, who was originally played by Clive Owen. Some have suggested the actor is returning, although Dwight undergoes facial reconstructive surgery in this story, and will look like a completely different man. Also yet to be cast is the gambler Johnny, and Ava, originally written for Angelina Jolie.
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are directing from a screenplay they co-wrote with William Monahan. A US release date of October 4th, 2013 has already been set.