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Promo Posters For 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' & 'Machete Kills' Arrive

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 14, 2012 9:25 AM
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After all the empty promises over the years, we can hardly believe it either: a sequel to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's "Sin City" is set to begin production this spring with many of the original cast expected to return. To whet appetites, we now have a promo poster for the film, titled "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," which plays it generic but bares enough of the neo-noir hallmarks of its predecessor to entice.

Robert Rodriguez Lines Up 'Fire and Ice' To Follow 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • April 25, 2012 8:59 AM
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Multi-hyphenate Robert Rodriguez hasn't been sitting idle since he directed "Planet Terror," his half of "Grindhouse." Rodriguez followed with the kids-movie "Shorts;" produced "Predators" (which was based on a old script Rodriguez had written 15 years prior); finally turned his fake "Grindhouse" trailer "Machete" into a feature-length film; and then rebooted himself with last year's "Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World." Typically prolific, Rodriguez has set himself up for an extremely busy sequel summer, first by shooting "Machete Kills," then immediately (or, perhaps, concurrently) starting to shoot "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." Since shooting two films back-to-back wasn't enough of a feat, Rodriguez has added a third film to his slate, a remake of the 1983 animated film "Fire and Ice."

Robert Rodriguez Says Mickey Rourke & Rosario Dawson Will Be Back For 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2012 12:42 PM
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Robert Rodriguez is busy in casting mode. With "Machete Kills" gearing up to shoot, Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez are already being touted to return, and with "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" now headed for a summer start, it looks like he's starting to get his pieces into play.

'Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For' Production Moves Forward: Casting Begins Next Week, Film Shoots This Summer

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 12, 2012 6:25 PM
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Director Robert Rodriguez has been promising a sequel to his beloved 2005 neo-noir "Sin City" for so long that it began to fall into the "we'll believe it when we see it" category. But the dream is now a reality. Titled, "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," Dimension Films, AR Films and Rodriguez's recently formed Quick Draw Productions announced this evening that production had begun on the sequel and that casting would begin next week. 

5 April DVD Titles You Should Know About, Including 'Chinatown,' 'A Trip To The Moon' & 'Girl On A Motorcycle'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 4, 2012 2:05 PM
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While the future of home entertainment may be rapidly moving towards a digital streaming-led future, we can't be the only movie nerds who still love owning a physical copy of something. Sure, Blu-Ray and DVD might be scratchable, easily lost and adorned by terrible box art, but there's something about the feeling of finding an undiscovered gem in the depths of a store, or getting a rarity in the post, that doesn't quite compare to clicking and watching something on Netflix.

Robert Rodriguez Says 'Sin City 2' May Shoot This Summer; Planning Untitled Animated Family Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2012 5:28 PM
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"Sin City" roared onto screens back in 2005, and ever since then, sequel talk has moved in fits and starts with very little happening. But 2011 saw the most movement in a while, with William Monahan being hired on to finish the script, and Frank Miller teasing that Jessica Alba's character of Nancy Callahan would have a storyline that would thread the two movies together. That start date has remained always shifting or forever elusive, though now, Robert Rodriguez says it might just happen this year.

Edgar Ramirez To Star In Richard Kelly's 'Corpus Christi' Produced By Robert Rodriguez & Eli Roth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2012 6:09 PM
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Oh hey, Richard Kelly, remember him? He's the director who came out of the gate with promise after "Donnie Darko, and then squandered that goodwill with the bellyflop that was "Southland Tales" and then the horror movie no one saw called "The Box." For the past few years he's been trying to get "Corpus Christi" off the ground, and in fact, just over a year ago, he was hoping to pull together the financing to shoot it last summer. Obviously that didn't happen but a couple fellow genre specialists are helping him to get the movie rolling.

'Machete' Sequel 'Machete Kills' Will Start Filming In April; Danny Trejo & Surviving Cast Members Expected To Return

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2012 10:45 PM
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"Where the movie will go next? I have a bunch of ideas for it. It's all in the end titles. We have to make them, of course, 'Machete Kills' and 'Machete Kills Again.' Once you put it out there, just like we did with the trailer, you have to make it," Robert Rodriguez said in the summer of 2010 when doing press rounds for "Machete." And last year at Comic-Con, in the batch of titles Rodriguez announced was on his plate, his promised two sequels to "Machete" was among the batch. So you can't say any of this was a surprise.

'Bambi,' 'Forrest Gump,' 'The Silence Of The Lambs,' 'The Lost Weekend' & More Added To The National Film Registry

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 28, 2011 9:50 AM
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Consider this one of the few times you'll ever see "Bambi" and "The Silence Of The Lambs" in the same article. The National Film Registry has announced their latest additions to the list of “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant films, and yes, it ranges from wholesome family fare to a movie about a serial killing cannibal.

Robert Rodriguez Talks 'Spy Kids 4,' The Freedoms Of Self-Financing & His Numerous Upcoming Projects

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 30, 2011 3:03 PM
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