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Trailer Debut for Sin City Sequel
With all the teaser images of Josh Brolin and Joseph Gordon Levitt looking angry and beat up; finally we get to see the first trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. If you are familiar with the first film, you will instantly recognise the black and white textures with the occasional bright spark of color, interspersed with hardboiled voiceovers and over-the-top violence.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the first installment, I will explain. In 2005 Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller brought us to the noir soaked, crime ridden world (or hell) of Sin City. Based on Miller’s Sin City graphic novel series, the story threw us into Basin City, a place you probably wouldn’t want to take a long holiday in; where cartoon violence and hyper stylized visuals were the norm for mob bosses, mercenaries and the cops.
With four different plot lines, the film, instead of feeling like a comic book adaption, felt like a comic book coming to life on the screen. Sin City proved a hit with audiences and critics alike, boasting an IMDB overall of 8.2, and Metascore of 74.
The directors, Miller and Rodriquez certainly crafted an intense, exciting, and truly original piece of cinema that raked in over 158 million dollars worldwide.
The sequel will include returning stars such as Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, and newbies, Ray Liotta, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Josh Brolin who replaces Clive Owen as the same character. This time, the film’s plots will be based on the second book of the series with the stories being:
“A Dame to Kill For” Dwight McCarthy (Josh Brolin) is summoned by his former lover, Ava Lord (Eva Green), who wants his help to escape her abusive husband, billionaire Damien Lord (Marton Csokas). However, Dwight soon learns that Ava’s true intentions are more sinister than they appear.
“Just Another Saturday Night” On the night John Hartigan meets up with Nancy in “That Yellow Bastard,” Marv (Mickey Rourke) regains consciousness on a highway overlooking the Projects, surrounded by dead young men. He’s unable to remember how he got there.
“The Long Bad Night” (original story) Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a cocky gambler, disguises a darker mission to destroy the biggest villain in Sin City at his own game. He beats the wrong man and events take a turn for the worse. Along the way, he meets a young stripper named Marcy (Julia Garner).
“The Fat Loss” (original story) Set after Hartigan’s (Bruce Willis) suicide at the end of “That Yellow Bastard”, this story centers around Nancy (Jessica Alba) trying to cope with his death.
Sound good? Well luckily, if you loved Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, with the divided plot lines then this is one to watch out for. Also with the first Sin City, Tarantino was, in fact, a guest director on one of the sequences, but unfortunately this time Sin City will be without Quentin, as he is busy. So with these dark, sinister, and doom-filled plots, be sure to check out Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, when it explodes into cinemas on the 22nd of August.