New Update Promises Sin City 2 Will Start Shooting in Late 2010
I feel like I've written this same story once or twice before? It seems like every six months we get another "update" on Sin City 2 that claims that it'll be ready to shoot the next year, but it never is, and nothing ever happens. This time, Mania.com has a scoop from producer Stephen L'Heureux of Solipsist Films, who says that Sin City 2 "will go into production in the second half of 2010." But how sure is he? He also confirmed that this sequel would be co-directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez (thankfully, considering The Spirit was awful). Does this mean Sin City 2 may actually, finally, start shooting next year? Who knows?
In addition to that update, L'Heureux also talked briefly about adapting Frank Miller's Hard Boiled, his Dark Horse comic series from the early 90s. Apparently Miller is working on the screenplay for that right now and attached to direct as well. "We're still developing it. We got the project in turnaround from Warner Bros and Frank. It's such a pleasure to work with someone like Frank Miller. He's so smart and passionate about story at all levels from 1940s noir pulp to modern film," L'Heureux said. But all of that doesn't matter if he can't direct on his own worth a shit. And without Rodriguez, Miller just can't seem to hold his own.
So when, if ever, will we see Frank Miller's Hard Boiled? Well, L'Heureux answers that question by looping back around to Sin City. "With Sin City just on the horizon I don't think we'd be able to do it with Frank right away. As simple as Sin City seems, it's a very complex scheduling with all these actors and it's a very demanding shoot to be on a sound stage all day long," L'Heureux explains. "We have to space it for Frank. There's also talk, of course, of Sin City 3." So while reigniting the rumors about Sin City 2, he also starts up rumors about Sin City 3. One at a time, Stephen, let's get at least one sequel made first! Will it happen?