Although it has been debunked, rumor that The Weinstein Company (TWC)'s Dimension Films have lost the rights to "Sin City 2" could be true after all. In what may be the indication of the truth in the rumor, The Hollywood Reporter (THR) has come up with a scoop that the sequel rights to Frank Miller's "Sin City" are being shopped around Hollywood.
In its report on the matter, THR mentioned that Hollywood producers have been shopped the rights by representatives for Frank Miller's estate. Additionally, it claimed that the producers said the Miller's estate is indeed looking for a new place to set up a potential follow-up. Still, THR also reported that on Wednesday, April 22, TWC stood by their previously released statement.
Weeks earlier, news were coming out that The Weinstein Company have let the rights to "Sin City 2" slipped off from their hands and Universal Pictures have come up as a possible contender. But as soon as the story came out, TWC have come up with a response through attorney Bert Fields. "TWC's rights to produce sequels to Sin City remain intact as they always have been," Fields' statement read. "Any suggestion to the contrary is complete hogwash."
Expected to be finished for 2010 release, "Sin City 2" will be adapted from Frank Miller's "A Dame to Kill For". It offers the early story of Dwight McCarthy when Ava Lord, his former lover, returns to his life with a dark intention forcing him to face all sorts of problems. Clive Owen and several other original cast, including Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, Brittany Murphy, Mickey Rourke and Michael Clarke Duncan will make their return.