Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller Finish SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR and Look ahead to SIN CITY 3

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With Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For due out this August, you’d think the duo might want to take some time off before moving on to the next installment.  Nope.  It looks like, just as they’re wrapping up post-production and effects work on the sequel, they’re already looking ahead to Sin City 3.

Starring Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia Garner, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens August 22, 2014.  Hit the jump to see what Rodriguez and Miller had to say.

Robert Rodriguez Talks FROM DUSK TILL DAWN TV Series, Which of His other Movies He’d Like to See as TV Series, SIN CITY 2, Future Projects, and More

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El Rey is an English-language, general entertainment network, born out of the mind of prolific feature filmmaker, Robert Rodriguez.  Conceived seven months ago and launched 27 days ago, having a filmmaker at the center of the network allows for an assembly of top talent that is unprecedented for a such a new network.  As his first original series, Rodriguez is adapting his hit movie From Dusk Till Dawn into a TV series, which will premiere on March 11th, and stars Don Johnson, Wilmer Valderrama, Robert Patrick, Adrianne Palicki, DJ Cotrona, Jake Busey, Lane Garrison and Zane Holtz.

During the El Rey portion of the TCA Press Tour, Robert Rodriguez talked about the ideas behind El Rey, why he decided to do From Dusk Till Dawn as the network’s first original TV series, that each season will take place during the time period from dusk until dawn, how the story will be a partial retelling that then veers off into entirely new territory, and transitioning a movie into an episodic series.  He also talked about which of his other films he’d like to see in as a TV series, the possibility of bringing Sin City to television, shooting Sin City 2 in 3D, to completely immerse audiences in the world, and that Nerveracker will be his next film, followed by Fire and Ice.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

First Poster for SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Reveals That the Title Is Still SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

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Remember about a month ago when a poster popped up that suggested that Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City sequel would be titled Sin City: A Dame to Die For instead of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For?  No?  Me neither.  Luckily, the first official poster for the sequel has been released and it confirms that, yes, it’s still titled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, so we can put that issue to rest.

Starring Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia GarnerSin City: A Dame to Kill For opens August 22, 2014.  Hit the jump to check out the official poster. 

SIN CITY, THE MIST, and THE WOLFMAN Just a Few of the Properties Coming to Television

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While television’s original programming may arguably the best it’s ever been, the small screen is rapidly attracting re-imaginings of some big screen properties.  Production has already started on Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn series, which is only the tip of the iceberg for Movie-to-TV adaptations.  Plans are in the works to bring such properties as Sin City, Stephen King’s The Mist, and a series based on the 2010 film The Wolfman to the small screen.  As money gets tighter, budgets get smaller and in-home viewing becomes the preferred manner of entertainment consumption, television is poised to welcome its big screen brethren with open arms.  Hit the jump for more.

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Retitled SIN CITY: A DAME TO DIE FOR If This New Poster Is an Indication [Updated]

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When it was announced that the sequel to Sin City would be based on Frank Miller’s comic, A Dame to Kill For, the movie’s title came as a bit of a no-brainer.  Now, it seems the marketing machine may be ramping up a bit, as the title of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For appears to have undergone a slight title change.  A recent poster sighting rebrands the sequel as, Sin City: A Dame to Die For.  Perhaps the word “kill” was a little strong for someone who obviously hasn’t seen the original film, so the more passive and self-sacrificial “die” makes more marketing sense, which is to say, none at all.

Whatever the title, the Robert Rodriguez-directed sequel stars Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Mickey RourkeJessica AlbaBruce WillisRosario DawsonJaime KingJoseph Gordon-LevittDennis HaysbertChristopher MeloniJeremy PivenRay LiottaJuno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia Garner, and opens August 22, 2014.  Hit the jump to scope out the new poster.

UPDATE: The Studio has informed us the title has not changed.  It’s still Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Open Road Moves MACHETE KILLS to October 4th and HOMEFRONT to November 27th; Joe Carnahan’s STRETCH Set for March 21, 2014

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Robert Rodriguez was set to deliver a one-two punch this fall with Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, but now both movies have been pushed back.  Sin City was knocked all the way to August 22, 2014, and now Machete Kills has received a significantly shorter date change.  Originally set for September 13th, Open Road Films will now release Machete Kills on October 4th against Alfonso Cuaron‘s sci-fi drama, Gravity.  Open Road has also decided to move the action film Homefront from October 4th to November 27th.  Written by Sylvester Stallone, Homefront stars Jason Statham as an ex-DEA agent who moves his family to a small town in hopes of a quieter life.  Instead, he runs afoul of a meth-pushing kingpin by the name of Gator (James Franco).  Homefront will share the weekend with Kasi LemmonsBlack Nativity and Disney’s animated film, Frozen.

In other release date news, Universal has scheduled Joe Carnahan‘s comic thriller Stretch for March 21, 2014.  Patrick Wilson stars as a down-on-his-luck chauffeur looking to relieve his debt by driving around a mysterious billionaire who drags him to hell and back.  The film also stars Chris Pine, Ed Helms, and Brooklyn Decker.  The movie will have serious competition that weekend against Muppets Most Wanted and Divergent.

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Pushed Back Nearly a Year to August 22, 2014

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Well it appears that director Robert Rodriguez won’t have two films opening within weeks from each other after all.  The Weinstein Company announced today that Rodriguez’s long-awaited sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has been pushed back nearly a year, from this coming October to August 22, 2014, making Machete Kills Rodriguez’s sole release this year.  That’s some pretty disappointing news for fans who have already been waiting eight years for the promised Sin City follow-up, so hopefully the finished product will be worth it.  The film’s impressive ensemble cast is lead by Josh Brolin as the physically-altered Dwight (played by Clive Owen in the first film), who is “hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord (Eva Green), and then watches his life go straight to hell.”

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is currently the only film slated for release on that August date.  The pic also stars Mickey RourkeJessica AlbaBruce WillisRosario DawsonJaime KingJoseph Gordon-LevittDennis Haysbert, Christopher MeloniJeremy PivenRay LiottaJuno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia Garner.

Ray Liotta Talks THE ICEMAN, THE MUPPETS…AGAIN!, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, PAWN, and THE IDENTICAL

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Ray Liotta plays real-life mobster Roy Demeo in Ariel Vromen’s crime drama, The Iceman, based on the story of notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon) whose career prospects expand when Demeo offers him the opportunity to earn a living as a mob enforcer.  The role marks the second time in 30 years that Liotta has played a real-life mobster since his acclaimed performance in Martin Scorsese’s gangster classic, Goodfellas

At the film’s recent press day, Liotta talked about getting back into that world again, why he likes playing pretend, how he researched his larger than life character, what it was like working opposite Michael Shannon, how he’s met real life mobsters, why he was reluctant to play Frank Sinatra in The Rat Pack, and why he tries to avoid typecasting and chooses roles that are diverse and challenging.  He also revealed his upcoming projects including playing himself in The Muppets…Again!, a hitman in the crime thriller Pawn, a preacher in The Identical, and a guy cheating on his wife in Sin City:  A Dame to Kill For.  Hit the jump to read more:

Juno Temple Talks THE BRASS TEAPOT, Getting Through an S&M Scene without Laughing, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, and More

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In The Brass Teapot, John (Michael Angarano) and Alice (Juno Temple) are a small town couple in their ‘20s, who are very much in love, but also very broke.  Struggling to make ends meet while their friends enjoy the good life, a mysterious brass teapot in a roadside antique shop is seemingly the answer to all of their problems, when it starts spitting money out of its spout.  But, as its demands for appeasement become darker and darker, its existence is a reminder that you should always be careful what you wish for.

At the film’s press day, actress Juno Temple spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about making a grown-up fairytale, finding the balance between fantasy and realism, how important it is to just go there for emotional scenes, how difficult it was to get through the S&M scene without laughing, and how she likes to be challenged by the characters that she plays.  She also talked about being a part of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, how much fun it was to work with Ray Liotta for the 17 hours that she worked on the film, and how much more aware you are of your own physicality in front of a green screen.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Robert Rodriguez Reveals SIN CITY 2 Behind-the-Scenes Images Featuring Josh Brolin as Dwight

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Other than a tremendous amount of casting news, we haven’t seen too much out of the camp of Robert Rodriguez and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  All that changed today when the sequel’s co-writer/co-director decided to tweet some behind-the-scenes images from the production.  Rodriguez treated fans to some “before and after green screen” images featuring Josh Brolin.

Starring Mickey RourkeJessica AlbaBruce WillisRosario DawsonJaime KingJoseph Gordon-LevittDennis Haysbert,Christopher MeloniJeremy PivenRay Liotta, Juno Temple, Stacy Keach, Eva Green and Julia Garner,  Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on October 4th.  Hit the jump to check out the new images.

Juno Temple Talks AFTERNOON DELIGHT, HORNS, SIN CITY 2, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and More

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One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was writer-director Jill Soloway’s Afternoon Delight.  Starring Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor and Jane Lynch, the film’s about a L.A. housewife that “puts her idyllic hipster life in jeopardy when she tries to rescue a stripper by taking her in as a live-in nanny.”  Featuring great performances from the entire cast, the film was well received by audiences and critics and Soloway won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award during the closing night festivities.

The day after the premiere, I landed an extended interview with Juno Temple.  We talked about how she got involved in Afternoon Delight, how much changed during production, how 2012 was an extraordinary year as she played a normal girl from the 70s, a schizophrenic, a stripper/prostitute, and a fairy, and more.  In addition, we also talked about making Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Alexandre Aja’s Horns (which stars Daniel Radcliffe), and Robert Rodriguez’ Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  Hit the jump to watch.

Felicity Jones to Star Opposite Jonah Hill and James Franco in TRUE STORY; Stacy Keach Joins SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

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We’ve got a couple of interesting casting stories to share this afternoon.  First up, Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) has landed the female lead opposite Jonah Hill and James Franco in the drama True Story.  The film recounts the head-spinning relationship between disgraced New York Times journalist Michael Finkel (Hill) and accused murderer Christian Longo (Franco).  Deadline reports that Jones will play Finkel’s long-suffering girlfriend “who tries to stand by her guy even after his screw-ups cost them everything.”  Rupert Goold (Richard II) will direct.

Additionally, Stacy Keach has joined the ever-growing cast of Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill ForVariety reports that Keach will play “a chief villain,” mob boss Wallenquist.  Prodution is currently underway on the film which also stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, and many more.  The pic opens on October 4th.  Hit the jump for a synopsis for True Story.

Eva Green to Lead SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR; Julia Garner Joins Cast

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Months after principal photography first began, director Robert Rodriguez has finally found his dame.  Dimension Films announced today that Eva Green (Dark Shadows) will play the titular character in the sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  Green will take on the role of Ava Lord, and Rodriguez and his co-director Frank Miller had the following to say about the casting:

“Ava Lord is one of the most deadly and fascinating residents of Sin City.  From the start, we knew that the actor would need to be able to embody the multifaceted characteristics of this femme fatale and we found that in Eva Green.”

It was also announced today that Julia Garner (Martha Marcy May Marlene) will be playing the young stripper character Marcy.  The cast now includes Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, and Juno TempleSin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on October 4th.  Hit the jump for the press release.

Juno Temple Talks HORNS, SIN CITY 2 and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES at Sundance

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One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was writer-director Jill Soloway’s Afternoon Delight.  Starring Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor and Jane Lynch, the film’s about a L.A. housewife that “puts her idyllic hipster life in jeopardy when she tries to rescue a stripper by taking her in as a live-in nanny.”  Featuring great performances from the entire cast, the film was well received by audiences and critics and Soloway won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award during the closing night festivities.

The day after the premiere, I landed an extended interview with Juno Temple.  While I’ll be posting the full conversation soon, today I’m posting what she had to say about making Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Alexandre Aja’s Horns (which stars Daniel Radcliffe), and Robert Rodriguez’ Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  Hit the jump for more.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Addresses MAN OF STEEL Rumors and Talks SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt had a pretty good year in 2012 and is currently being offered/rumored to star in everything under the sun.  He recently passed on the Godzilla reboot and Guardians of the Galaxy, but has been confirmed for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  Perhaps the hottest rumor of late is that Gordon-Levitt will be appearing in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel in a Batman cameo or in Justice League as the Caped Crusader.  This was apparently news to Gordon-Levitt, who had a good, if calculated, reaction to this question during a recent interview.  He also talked about working with director Robert Rodriguez in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  Hit the jump to watch the interview.

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