New Sin City Trailer is to Die For

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 3:53PM
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 3:53PM
New Sin City Trailer is to Die For
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After the recent controversy surrounding Eva Green's character poster, the upcoming "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" hardly needs more publicity. But the movie gods have seen fit to give us a new trailer anyway, one that begins with a steely Joseph Gordon Levitt saying, "Sin City's where you go in with your eyes open, or you don't come out at all." Awesome.


The famous visual style from the first "Sin City" is back in full force; the trailer looks very much like a Frank Miller comic book and is almost entirely in black-and-white with flashes of color. The only consistent flashes of color are Eva Green's eyes and lips, reminiscent of Robert Rodriguez keeping Alexis Bledel's eyes blue in the first film. 


Credit: Dimension Films


Credit: Dimension Films


Both of the "Sin City" films are based on the neo-noir comic series by Frank Miller, about a cesspool of a city where crime is ubiquitous and the police are corrupt. The film will weave four stories together: first, the vignette "A Dame to Kill For" takes place before the events of the first film, and follows Dwight McCarthy (Josh Brolin, formerly Clive Owen) as his femme fatale ex-lover (Eva Green) returns to town in order to escape her abusive husband. "Just Another Saturday Night" takes place on the same night that Nancy Callahan was taken hostage as a child, and involves Marv waking up with a slew of dead bodies without knowing how they got there. "The Long Bad Night" follows cocky gambler Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as he tries to beat the biggest villain in Sin City at his own game. And, in a story that seems to be written solely to bring Jessica Alba and Bruce Willis back to the franchise, "The Fat Loss" follows Nancy as she deals with (spoiler!) John Hartigan's suicide at the end of the first film. The first two stories are directly lifted from Frank Miller's series, while the latter two are original stories.


Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller will direct, and it is set to be released on August 22, 2014.

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