Friday, November 03, 2006

Has Sin City 2 Been Canned?

At time of writing, this hasn't been reported anywhere, but I expect to hit (officially) in the next few days - or maybe just hours.

Sin City 2 has been postponed indefinitely and insiders close to the project suggest it may not go ahead at all, at any time.

Rumours have begun surfacing that Angelina Jolie is pregnant again (possibly all spawned by the issue of Star magazine that is pictured above), and indeed this may be a contributing factor. Apparently, Robert Rodriguez was holding off for her, wishing to cast her in the key role of Ava Lord, the 'Dame to Kill For'. Supposing she has recently let the production know that she won't be available, the sudden shut down seems like quite a logical course of action, at least to regroup and consider the next move.

Other tattletales suggest that Rodriguez has just grown tired of the whole Sin City thing, or more pointedly, has suffered so many disagreements with Frank Miller - who can reputedly be rather arrogant about and controlling of his creation - that Sin City isn't anywhere he wants to visit again. Is it possible that Rodriquez will extricate himself from the production and eventually, a second Sin City movie will be direct by Frank Miller alone?

I'm told that some of the cast, still believing the project is a go, have been speaking to Frank recently... but not Robert. Simply because Robert is busy with Grind House? Or could there be a little more to it?

I've got feelers out for better information, and I'll bring the details to the front page of film ick as soon as I hear a single thing.

[EDIT: Rich Johnston at Lying in the Gutters has now chipped in with his findings. They're not the same as mine at all, and make for very interesting reading. All the same, I've had even more reports since this post went up that seem to corroborate the original story. Only time will tell exactly what is going on here]


Mark said...

Odds of Rich running this story on Monday? Short.

Stuff Daddy said...

The thing for Rodriguez to do is drop Sin City and do the Madman movie! There is nothing in Sin City 2 that can top 1. Madman would take that great comic style and drop it into a technicolor world of 1950's movies and four color comics!! Robert has had this on the back burner for years and I think as an inovator, it should be his next move after Grindhouse.

Anonymous said...

This is "cybercrap" (Frank Miller's words, not mine.)

Whew... I was worried for a second. However, from the above link, it sounds like Sin City 2 is going to be a few months before it even gets started. Oh well.

Brendon said...

Well, this story was SOME of the source material for the Lying in the Gutters' piece... so, with all these reports coming in, I'd actually take what Frank Miller himself says with a pinch of salt.

He wouldn't want to actually PROMOTE the disintegration of the film, would he? Not if he thought there was a chance to save it.

I'm not clear what's going on here... but something is.