Sin City 2 is one of those films that has been rumored for so long that it’s hard to believe it will ever come to be.
The latest news on the project is that The Departed writer William Monahan is being brought in to pen the script, but even now, when things seem to be really materializing for the film, there are skeptics. And for good reason—since 2005, people have been claiming this movie was underway. We’ve been let down time and time again and for some masochistic reason, it’s fun to revisit all those moments of traumatic disappointment over the years.
So here’s a look back at a few (key word) of the Sin City 2 filming rumors that we’ve had to endure:
“Stars coming back include Jessica Alba, Brittany Murphy, Mickey Rourke, Michael Clarke Duncan and Rosario Dawson. The sequel is expected to be finished for 2010 release.” – Angelina Jolie, Ace Showbiz
“Sin City 2 is written. It’s mainly a matter of working out the details of the production. I’m hoping to do it with Robert Rodriguez again in the same circumstances that we did the first one, and we could be shooting as soon as April.” – Frank Miller, Ace Showbiz
“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.” – Producer Stephen L’Heureux, MTV (this article also reported that L’Heureux confirmed “the story will be based upon an original script by Miller, who will once again co-direct the sequel with Robert Rodriguez.”)
With Rodriguez confirming Sin City 2 at this years San Diego Comic-Con, can the rumors finally be laid to rest? Can fact finally prevail? Who knows, but it’s a good excuse to watch the old movie.