Robert Rodriguez is just barely done killing with Machete and he’s already up to his greyscale eyeballs in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, his and Frank Miller’s sequel to their 2005 adaptation of Miller’s acclaimed comic. The prequel/sequel/parallelquel will be drawing on a number of storylines from said comic, that take place before, after and during the original movie, which means that you can expect a whole lot of new monochromatic faces showing up alongside a couple of old favourites.
Just recently it was announced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be joining the cast in a new role that was specifically created for the film adaptation. Many thought that was the last of the big cast announcements seeing as how Rodriguez and Miller, had already assembled quite a few people, including all the principal cast from the first film that would be returning. But a bunch of new names just got drafted, including one skew-smirking familiar face.
Yes, Bruce Willis will be returning as the hand-cannon packing, disgraced cop, Hartigan. Now he may have come down with a slight case of the deads the last time around, but the time jumping narrative of the new film means that we’ll get to see him in action once more, especially considering that one of the stories being used will be “Just Another Saturday Night” which mainly deals with Mickey Rourke’s Marv at the exact same time as Hartigan was trying to rescue Jessica Alba’s Nancy in the first film.
Joining Willis will be franchise newcomers Ray Liotta, Juno Temple and Jeremy Piven. At this point, it’s unknown what the trio’s roles are but even Ray Charles could see the noirish casting potential for them. Liotta is just born to be a mobster, Temple is exactly the type of damaged goods you’d expect in Sin City, and very few people do a fast talking schemer like Piven.
But while Rodriguez is still keeping mum on the identities of those three, he did share a few new details about Johnny, Gordon-Levitt’s original character, with MTV.
“It’s a new character. He plays a gambler, a very cocky gambler, who comes in and tries to beat the biggest villain in Sin City at his own game. The story’s called The Long, Bad Night. He beats the wrong guy in a game and bad stuff happens to him.”
Bad stuff happening in Sin City? Say it ain’t so? It always looked such a nice place. To die.
Production is currently on the way and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will be hitting theatres in Obamaland on October 4, 2013. Further international release dates have not been set yet.