Sin City 2 movie rights are today being shopped around Hollywood, report THR. It appears that Dimension Films (The Weinstein Co./Dimension) may have eventually lost rights to the property; although they do still maintain they have the rights on the sequel. This is countered by producers that have ‘shopped for’ the rights to Sin City through representatives — they are actively seeking a new space to set up the Sin City sequel.
This may have come through inactivity and ‘languished development’.
The The Weinstein Co. attorney maintains:
“TWC’s rights to produce sequels to ‘Sin City’ remain intact as they always have been.”
According to Clint Morris and a high profile producer friend, Angelina Jolie is in serious talks about appearing in the Sin City sequel. Jolie originally spoke about a possible involvement in Sin City 2 back in 2006 (see our casting rumors from 08). However it now seems that production has stepped up a level and the filmmakers are actively looking for Jolie to officially commit to the project.
Rumor has it that Angelina Jolie is inline to play Ava Lord, the female star of ‘A Dame to Kill For’.
The rights for the movie have recently come into question, and maybe this little palaver has sprung the Weinsteins into action to ensure they don’t.
This one throws a bit of a spanner in the works, as recently as last week Mickey Rourke suggested he would be on board for the Sin City sequel, based on “A Dame to Kill for”. However, at The Wrestler press junket his words were not so keen,
“No, I’m not interested in that right now. That’s not a reality right now. It’s pissing in the wind,” Rourke admitted. “There’s different factions going different directions there. I don’t know. That’s three hours of make up and I’m claustrophobic, so I’m going to have to work something out.”
Sin City 2’s storyline is set to include some “Blue Eyes” stories, which include The Colonel, played by Josh Hartnett in the first film. Whether he shall reprise his role is as of yet unconfirmed. Clive Owen is expected to return as Dwight and IMDB list Jessica Alba as Nancy Callahan once again.
Bruce Willis shall not be returning as the now deceased Hartigan, though if a future story featured his character he says he would love to make a re-appearance.
There have been many rumors surrounding the role of Ava Lord (stunningly featured in the top right of our header image). In 2006 Rosario Dawson (set to reprise her role as Gail) hinted that Angelina Jolie was Rodriguez’s prime target, though since then Rose McGowan (Grindhouse) and Salma Hayek have also been linked. Jolie has recently stated that she will be taking a break from filming during 2008. The latest unconfirmed rumor is that Rachel Weisz is inline to play Ava.
Both Antonio Banderas and Johnny Depp have been rumored to play Wallace, also rumored for a third film expected to entirely revolve around “Hell and Back”
The specifics of the Sin City sequel are relatively unknown at this juncture — however creator Frank Miller, speaking in February 2007, confirmed that the graphic novel, “A Dame to Kill For” shall be adapted for the big screen, along with a prequel to “The Hard Goodbye” as well as some “Blue Eyes” and “Old Town Girls” stories (found in Booze, Broads and Bullets).
The film shall also feature an altogether new section, revolving around Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba) in a “very different, scary role”.