During his Hall H panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, director Robert Rodriguez provided some brief updates on his Machete sequels and Sin City 2. At that time, he stated that the Machete sequels had been greenlit and that they would be titled Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again respectively. In regards to Sin City 2, Rodriguez claimed that the sequel would, like the first entry, center on three separate stories, two of which would be new and one that would adapt Frank Miller’s A Dame to Kill For. While doing press for his upcoming children’s film Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D, the director updated the status of each of the above properties a little more. Hit the jump for what he had to say.
While talking with We Got This Covered, Rodriguez explained that the Machete sequels and Sin City 2 were currently in similar stages of development saying:
Sin City 2 is going good, we’re just finishing the script for that, we already got the money. We have everything we need so we can just start shooting as soon as we get the pages. And it’s the same thing for Machete 2. We’ve already got the budget, just waiting for the script. As soon as we’re finished writing we get to start the shoot.
So, it looks as if both Sin City 2 and Machete Kills are good to go as far as money/budget is concerned. Additionally, it also sounds like both pics are in the final stages of scripting. I’m a little confused as to how the films can have their respective budgets covered without a completed script (obviously, budget requirements are heavily influenced by what’s on the page). Nevertheless, I’m going to take Rodriguez’s statement as meaning that both pics have the type of financing behind them that it took to create their respective predecessors. Ipso facto, they have their budgets covered. For the most part. Probably.
During Comic-Con, Rodriguez said that Sin City 2 could begin filming as early as this year while also claiming that it would utilize 3D in a way that hasn’t been used before (my fingers are crossed for a type of 3D that doesn’t actually use 3D technology and, as a result, looks and costs the same as 2D). While these most current updates are minute, they still can be construed as further proof that the long-talked about sequel to Sin City may actually happen in the near future.