Dimension Films has released the first trailer for co-director Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The film stars 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. While I’m not crazy about the music they chose for this first cut, the character transformations are pretty damn cool. Returning characters have a whole new look, which makes sense since it’s been almost a decade since the original film. Newcomers to the franchise have been beat up, cut up, or dolled up to the point that they’re hardly recognizable. A solid start.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars 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 on August 22nd.
Opening in theaters this weekend is We Are What We Are. Based on the 2010 film Somos lo que hay the film centers on the Parkers, a reclusive family with strong sense of tradition and a taste for human flesh. Director Jim Mickle avoids the pitfalls of many American remakes by reinventing the film while staying true to the spirit of the original. With a bit of gender swapping and a complete cultural transfusion Mickle has taken the core of an idea and fleshed it out into a film that is grotesque, beautiful, and entirely his own. We Are What We Are stars Bill Sage, Julia Garner, Amber Childers, Kelly McGinnis, Michael Parks and Nick Damici.
Earlier this week I jumped on the phone for an exclusive interview with Garner. She talked about how she got involved in the film, bonding with the cast during the shoot, working with Jim Mickle and more. She also gave an update on her part in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
We Are What We Are, a remake of the Mexican horror film of the same name, premiered at Sundance in January to very good reviews. The first trailer is here, and it is effectively creepy. I kept waiting for the jump scare, but instead the clip burns slowly and deeply. The story is set amid a torrential rainstorm that shines a light on the seemingly wholesome Parkers: “As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.”
Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Michael Parks, Kelly McGillis, Nick Damici, Wyatt Russell, and Jack Gore star. Directed by Jim Mickle (Stake Land), We Are What We Are opens in limited release on September 27. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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 Temple. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on October 4th. Hit the jump for the press release.
One of the best films I’ve seen so far this year is the haunting and emotionally complex drama Martha Marcy May Marlene. Now Fox Searchlight has released a trailer for the flick and it does a good job of selling how the story jumps around in time and showing the fractured psyche of its protagonist (Elisabeth Olsen in a breakthrough performance). I also love how it closes out with John Hawkes singing and giving you a hint of how disturbing he is in this film. I honestly believe he’s headed towards another Oscar nomination for his work in this film.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and click here to read my Sundance review. Martha Marcy May Marlene will play at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. It opens in the U.S. on October 7th.