Of course they picked Fantastic Four! Hollywood is making it too damn easy for the gang at Screen Junkies. Since every week Hollywood pedals out its latest sequel, remake, or remake-quel, the Screen Junkies guys simply use the material in front of them. Last week it was the Mission Impossible series to prep for Rogue Nation. This week with the newest attempt to bleed money from the Marvel stone hitting theaters Friday, its time to rip up 2005’s The Fantastic Four & and it’s crappy sequel, Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Over the weekend Dimension Films brought their all-star comic book noir sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill Forto the San Diego Comic-Con for a panel with director Robert Rodriguez, Sin City creator/writer/artist Frank Miller, and several of the film’s stars in attendance. In addition to the celebrity presence some new footage was screened, including an extended red band trailer.
That trailer is now online for all to behold. You can watch it here below.
The anticipated sequel to Sin City, the highly stylized live-action cum comic book adaptation titled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con in famed Hall H on a beautiful Saturday afternoon and the audience got to see a clip from the film center on Mickey Rourke’s character Marv, as well as a teaser video of sorts with new footage.
Moderated by Geoff Boucher with a panel composed of Robert Rodriguez, who called the story one of the most original and groundbreaking graphic novels of all time, and creator/illustrator and writer of that graphic novel, Frank Miller, who was sporting wearing his trademark Fedora and admittedly, looking rather gaunt, but still waxed poetic about his craft and vision, a vision in which film noir meets surrealism, even on the printed page.
Sin City represented the neo-noir styles of the comic book come to life. Black and white colors, with ultra violence, stylized sex scenes, and gritty imagery that can only come from Frank Miller and be visualized into real life by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.
While the latter won’t return for a guest directing vignette, Rodriguez returns to direct its sequel, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, armed with a script written by Miller, some returning cast members like Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, and Rosario Dawson, and some new additions like Josh Brolin replacing Clive Owen as Dwight, Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Powers Boothe, Juno Temple, Jamie Chung, and more.
Dimension Films has released a brand new trailer for the film, and it is only a glimpse into the dangerous world that is Sin City. Hit the jump to check it out.
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.