Opening Today: “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” (8/22/2014)

Fans of Frank Miller’s “Sin City” series will be happy to learn that the second chapter in these gritty crime dramas has made its way to the big screen as “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” opens up today in theaters everywhere. Check out the poster and some information about the film.

Poster - Sin City A Dame to Kill For - 2014

The Premise: “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is an upcoming 2014 American crime thriller film and sequel to the 2005 film Sin City. Co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, the script is written by Miller, and is primarily based on the second book in the Sin City series by Miller. One of the smaller plots of the film is based on the short story “Just Another Saturday Night”, which is collected in Booze, Broads, & Bullets, the sixth book in the comic series. Two original stories (“The Long Bad Night” and “Nancy’s Last Dance”) were created exclusively for the film written by Miller. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was scheduled to be released on October 4, 2013 but was pushed back until August 22, 2014. (provided by Wikipedia)

“Just Another Saturday Night”: After enviously watching John Hartigan reunite with Nancy Callahan in “That Yellow Bastard”, Marv regains consciousness on a highway overlooking the Projects, surrounded by several dead young men, and is determined to remember how he got there.

“The Long Bad Night”: Johnny, a cocky gambler, disguises a darker mission to destroy the biggest villain in Sin City, Senator Roark, at his own game. He learns he beat the wrong man at poker and events take a turn for the worse, when the Senator has him brutally beaten.[8][9] Now scarred and lustful for revenge, his mission gets somewhat sidetracked, when he meets a young stripper named Marcy.

“A Dame to Kill For”: Years before “The Big Fat Kill”, Dwight McCarthy struggles with his inner demons and tries to maintain control until his former lover, Ava Lord, returns, wanting his help to escape her abusive husband, billionaire Damien Lord and his massive bodyguard Manute. A love-struck Dwight soon learns that Ava’s true intentions are far more sinister than they appear.

“Nancy’s Last Dance”: Set after “That Yellow Bastard”, exotic dancer Nancy Callahan struggles to cope with John Hartigan’s selfless suicide and is advised by him in her hallucinations. Driven insane and no longer a damsel in distress, the now black-haired and scarred Nancy is out for blood with friend and protector Marv, compelled to avenge Hartigan by hunting down Senator Roark.

As with the first “Sin City” film, there is a massive ensemble cast to this one. The players for the feature are all listed below. Some familiar faces and some new ones.

The Cast:
Mickey Rourke as Marv
Jessica Alba as Nancy Callahan
Josh Brolin as Dwight McCarthy
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny
Rosario Dawson as Gail
Bruce Willis as John Hartigan
Eva Green as Ava Lord
Powers Boothe as Senator Roark
Dennis Haysbert as Manute
Ray Liotta as Joey
Christopher Meloni as Mort
Jeremy Piven as Bob
Christopher Lloyd as Kroenig
Jaime King as Goldie and Wendy
Juno Temple as Sally
Stacy Keach as Wallenquist
Marton Csokas as Damien Lord
Jude Ciccolella as Liebowitz
Jamie Chung as Miho
Julia Garner as Marcy
Lady Gaga as Bertha
Alexa PenaVega as Gilda
Crystal McCahill

You can learn even more about the film via its official Wikipedia entry below but be forewarned that upon the films release that this link will contain spoilers. Trust me I speak from experience on this one and its not fun. So what are your thoughts about this sequel of sorts? Did you enjoy the first go round to see this in the theaters? I admit that I never was a reader of “Sin City” and with that being the case only saw the first film on HBO when it finally aired there. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Official Film Wiki:

I’ve pasted a number of “Sin City” related items for your shopping indulgence. Many are the books and some relate to the films. Enjoy.

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