We will have to wait for another year as the October release for “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” has been scrapped. Disappointed fans (that includes GeekShizzle) will have to wait for the released date set for August 22, 2014. There is still no official statement released explaining why the films release date has been pushed back. TheWrap reported that “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” has closed a deal to bring on Prime Focus as an investor. The visual-effects house is an excellent addition to the production team, this only fuels the excitement for one of the most anticipated films in the Geek community.
“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” weaves together two of Frank Miller’s classic stories with new tales in which the town’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants. Dwight (Josh Brolin) is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord (Eva Green), and then watches his life go straight to hell. Chronologically, this story takes place prior to “The Big Fat Kill” (featured in the film “Frank Miller’s Sin City”) and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face.
The Grindhouse director Robert Rodriguez won’t have two films opening within weeks from each other as initially planned, making Machete Kills, Rodriguez’s sole release this year. It has been eight years since the first Sin City was released, as disappointing as it is to wait another year I am sure it will be worth it.
There is some speculation as to why the film has been pushed back:
The first thing that comes to mind is “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For”, currently has the 2014 release date all to itself. The film will however face some competition with Guardians of the Galaxy, Dracula, and The Expendables 3 which is slated to open earlier that same month. It would have initially faced-off against stiffer completion with “Gravity (starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney”) and “Metallica Through The Never” slated to open on the films previously announced release date of October 4, 2013. That being said I am sure pushing back a very anticipated film for those reasons probably wouldn’t be the case.
Secondly, TheWrap reported that “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” has closed a deal to bring on Prime Focus as an investor. The visual-effects house will contribute cash and effects work, as well as offer tax incentives it receives for post-production work in places like Canada and the U.K. Prime Focus’ total investment in the Robert Rodriguez-directed sequel is valued at between $16 million to $19 million.
It would be obvious to assume the production is experiencing financial difficulty, however Producer Aaron Kaufman said the production always intended to bring on a visual-effects partner, he added that the film was not compelled to reach out to Prime Focus because of financial difficulties.
Kaufman said the following about the investors:
“This is a large undertaking and it’s had its challenges,”
“It’s tough to pull these pieces together, but the film was never financially troubled. Considering the size and scope we’ve fared pretty well. It was always our idea to bring on a strategic visual-effects partner as part of our financing.”
No matter what the reasons are for the release date changes, the fact remains we have to wait another year! The addition of Prime Focus does however make it a little easier to wait for the very anticipated “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”.
Here is what the writer/artist Frank Miller told MTV about the upcoming film :
“‘Sin City’ number two is primarily an adaptation of the book ‘A Dame to Kill For’. It also features the short story, ‘Just Another Saturday Night’ and two new stories. One involving Jessica Alba’s character, Nancy Callahan, that I came up with for the movie in order to tie things together and make it be more united with the first.”
Courtesy of Comicvine.com, for those not familiar with the artist:
Frank Miller is one of the comic industry’s most well known writer/artists. He is famous for his gritty, noir style and his revisions on classic heroes like Daredevil and Batman, as well in his creator-owned series Sin City.
Returning cast members: Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Powers Boothe, Mickey Rourke, and Bruce Willis.
Newcomers: Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Jamie Chung, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Julia Garner, Juno Temple, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, and Crystal McCahill.
Buy the 2005, Sin City Blu-ray from Amazon.com if you have missed it