Watch Over 9 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Footage

     August 7, 2014


The Weinstein Company has released over nine minutes of behind-the-scenes Sin City: A Dame to Kill For footage that offers a look at how directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller brought the sequel to fruition.  If you’re curious to see just how many actual sets were used (spoiler alert: the answer is basically zero) in the making of Sin City 2, this b-roll is an interesting watch.  Regardless of the quality of the finished film, the actors are all essentially playing pretend in a giant green sandbox with very little to work with by way of atmosphere or environment.  It’s certainly a challenging working process, and while blockbuster films all use greenscreen to some degree, Rodriguez pushes the lack of live-action elements to the limit.

Hit the jump to watch the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For footage.  The film stars Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Eva GreenMickey RourkeRosario DawsonJoseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce WillisJaime KingDennis HaysbertChristopher MeloniJeremy PivenRay LiottaJuno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia GarnerSin City: A Dame to Kill For opens in theaters on August 22nd.

Here’s the official synopsis for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For:

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller’s 2005 groundbreaking film, FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY.


  • Manu Delpech

    This is just depressing :D

  • lord jim

    that must be really tough for the actors, i couldn´t imagine to act in such an “environment”, and poor Mickey, being tortured with strings.

  • milo

    No surprise, it’s common knowledge that the first one was virtually all greenscreen and minimal sets.

    I don’t like that for films trying to look real, but for something like this that’s so stylized I have no problem with it.

    • alk

      Lol you could argue George Lucas was trying to go for a stylized world in the SW prequels. Something only green screens everywhere could achieve.

  • Friday

    Working whit green screens, is’nt that hard if you have a god imagination. I’v done it before, long time ago, but still.
    And for a Movie like that’ it most likely come’s together in the cutting room.


    They’re actors they can handle this. Acting classes are not that different I venture to guess.

  • joeybot

    Everyone who’s like “how can actors work like this, all on greenscreens?”

    Why don’t you ask “how can theatre actors work with sometimes very little set, many locations taking place on the same exact stage, and with a hundred people staring at them?”

    • lord jim

      theatre actors don´t shoot five seconds to wait hours for the next five seconds, and a stage is a better place for imagination than a green screen.

      • joeybot

        Well then ANY film is that problem, isn’t it? It’s not like they shoot continuous. Honestly, I think complaining about actors not being able to act while in front of greenscreens is just another way for nerds to bitch about CG.