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A Brief History of 'Sin City 2' Rumors

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Aug 29, 2011 | 10:53am EDT

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:

2005

“Work had already started on a sequel to Sin City, and would feature many of the same characters.” - Robert RodriguezThe Quentin Tarantino Archives

2006

“I don't think the film is being made at this moment. So when it's actually going to be made, I'm sure we'll talk about it [again].” - Angelina Jolie, Killer Movies

2007

"When I showed [Antonio Banderas] the first sample of the work, he went, 'Man I'll do anything in that. I'll be the hunchback. You have to bring me onboard, that looks amazing...So Frank met him that time too and he said, 'I have got to find something for that guy. I've never met him before. He's amazing.' [So we're] looking at the cast of characters and [looking] to see where he can fit." - Robert Rodriguez, Comingsoon

2008

“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

2009

- Daily Motion

"I'm hearing it might be next year. I heard that from a very good source... recently." - Clive OwenMTV

"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.")

2011

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.

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