It has been long rumored that "Sin City 2" will kick off its production in 2010, and producer Stephen L'Heureux of Solipsist Films has recently confirmed the swirling speculation. In an interview with Comics2Film at Mania.com, the filmmaker gave an update to the start of production suggesting the sequel of "Sin City" will be done in the second half of 2010.
On the occasion, L'Heureux also set things straight on what the sequel will be based on. He mentioned that rather than drawing the story from "A Dame to Kill For", the rumored original comics material director Frank Miller produced a decade ago, this second movie in the "Sin City" series will be based on an original script written by Miller.
Beside talking about those plans, the producer also unraveled that Miller is working on a screenplay for "Hard Boiled". As for when the movie will be brought to life, he hinted that it will come after "Sin City 2". "With 'Sin City' just on the horizon I don't think we'd be able to do it with Frank right away," so he claimed.
"As simple as 'Sin City' seems, it's a very complex scheduling with all these actors and it's a very demanding shoot to be on a sound stage all day long," he continued explaining. "We have to space it for Frank. There's also talk, of course, of 'Sin City 3'."
Rodriguez and Miller will team up to direct "Sin City 2". Some of the original cast who will reprise their roles include Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, Brittany Murphy, Mickey Rourke and Michael Clarke Duncan. The release date is also still to be determined.