'Sin City' is Coming to Television With Former 'Walking Dead' Showrunner

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 8:59PM
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 8:59PM
'Sin City' is Coming to Television With Former 'Walking Dead' Showrunner
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Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's Sin City is a beloved and extremely gritty action movie, even if its sequel, A Dame to Kill For, was only gritty and not so beloved. But the series and its distinctive noir style have stuck around, and a television show is in the works.

Deadline reports that the Weinstein Company is finally making some progress on the Sin City TV show they've been pushing since 2013, with writer Glen Mazzara and director Len Wisemen joining the project. Mazzara is most well known for being a writer and executive producer on The Walking Dead during seasons two and three, taking over after Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Mist) left. Those were good seasons and much better than recent ones following Mazzara's departure, and with Walking Dead's similarly grim tone, Mazzara seems like a good fit.

Wiseman will be directing, having directed several Underworld movies and the Total Recall remake - that's not a perfect record, but as long as he can nail the tone of Sin City, the he should do fine. A Dame to Kill For producer Stephen L'Heureux is overseeing the show, and producing alongside Mazzara, Wiseman, the Weinstein brothers, and Frank Miller himself. 

Perhaps most importantly, Deadline went on to claim that the show will be a departure from the movies, focusing more on Miller's black and white comic series that started back in 1991, and lasted through most of the 90s in various incarnations. Original characters will be the focus, so it's unlikely that any returning cast members will return, so don't expect to see Mickey Rourke, Angelina Jolie, Bruce Willis, or Benicio Del Toro (that movie had an impressive cast). 

So while it won't be like the 2005 movie, it at least won't be like A Dame to Kill For either, which is good. And the series, whether in movie or comic form, has always been an anthology, following various characters around until their deaths. Again, as long as the Sin City style is captured well, having new characters shouldn't make it any less Sin City than its predecessors.

There's no network yet, but news on that should hopefully break soon.


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