Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the long-awaited sequel to the 2005 adaptation of Frank Miller’s acclaimed neo-noir comic, will arrive in theaters on Oct. 4, 2013, Dimension Films has announced.
Reuniting co-directors Miller and Robert Rodriguez, the film is based in part on A Dame to Kill For, the 1993 second volume of Miller’s Dark Horse series, as well the short story “Just Another Saturday Night” and at least one new segment “The Long, Bad Night.” The screenplay is by Miller and Academy Award winner William Monohan (The Departed).
Mickey Rourke and Rosasio Dawson are reprising their roles from the 2005 film, with most of the original cast — Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis and Clive Owen, among them — expected to join them. A search is under way for additional actors. Production is set to begin this summer at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.
Sin City, which had an estimated budget of $40 million and grossed nearly $159 million worldwide.