Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the long-awaited sequel to 2005’s Sin City, is coming to theaters this Summer, with the first full-length trailer for the film expected to hit the web tonight.
In the meantime, the first look photos from the film, adapted from the Frank Miller graphic novel (Miller gets a co-directing credit once again), have been released and you can see them here below. The photos show Jessica Alba as Nancy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny, and Mickey Rourke as Marv.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in 3D hits theaters on August 22, 2014.
The images first appeared in EW, who interview the co-directors about the sequel, which sees Alba and Rourke’s return, while Gordon-Levitt is new to the Sin City universe. (Spoilers below if you’ve never seen the first Sin City.)
Jessica Albaâ€™s Nancy Callahan is still dancing at Kadieâ€™s, but sheâ€™s changed since John Hartiganâ€™s (Bruce Willis) death in the original 2005 cult classic. â€œSheâ€™s out for revenge,â€ says Miller, who co-directed the film. â€œShe is sick of being treated â€” as she puts it â€” â€˜as a piece of ass.â€™â€ Robert Rodriguez, who also returns to co-helm the project, adds: â€œYou see a little girl in that first film. By the end of this, sheâ€™s the avenging angel.â€ Albaâ€™s acting work has taken a backseat to other endeavors in the past few years, but Miller assures us that she is â€œeight times the actor [that she was] when I did the first film.â€
Levitt plays Johnny, a “hard-luck gambler,” a new character created by Miller for the film. Not much is known about Johnny yet, but Rodriguez gave a tiny hint about what to expect:
â€œHe beat the wrong guy at poker,â€ teases Rodriguez. â€œIt begins the journey that describes the title of his story: â€˜The Long Bad Night.â€™â€
If you’re not familiar with Miller’s A Dame To Kill For graphic novel, you should check it out in paperback or for the Kindle. Unlike the first film, the sequel looks like it will take a chance and branch out a bit from its source material.
Check back here at Geeks of Doom later tonight to watch the new trailer!