Is Sin City 2 about to happen?
There have been plenty of rumours and comments from Robert Rodriguez that it would go ahead, but to be honest I'd stopped listening. There had been so many and we are forever hearing of stars talking about potential films in the hope that some studio executive hears them and then makes the film, and that's what I thought about Sin City 2.
However there are more rumours appearing and they suggest that the film is actually going ahead, despite the period of time that has passed since the first Sin City (Filmstalker review).
It would appear that funding is in place and the script is almost complete and filming will be starting this year, if that really is the case that is.
"Sin City 2 is going good, we're just finishing the script for that, we already got the money. We have everything we need so we can just start shooting as soon as we get the pages. And it's the same thing for Machete 2. We've already got the budget, just waiting for the script. As soon as we're finished writing we get to start the shoot."
Then there's the comment from Rodriguez that comes through The Playlist which says even more:
"We've got the financing, we're just waiting for the script. So the focus is where it should be. You're not worrying about the money, you're just making sure the script's where it should be. So whichever one has the script ready to go first. Sin City has so many effects, conceivably you could shoot Machete 2 after and it could still come out before Sin City 2. So how the distribution goes, I'm not sure, but they might just end up shooting around the same time."
So it's not entirely clear if the script is complete or not, if I was to hazard a guess it sounds as though there's a near final draft that's going through another rewrite. If this is all really happening then there's a straight race between Machete II and Sin City 2 to see which one makes it first. I really hope that it's going to be Sin City 2.
Saying that though, we've heard this a number of times before, we've heard from key players that it's soon to begin filming and that there's a completed script just around the corner.
I think the biggest question though is about the desire for Sin City 2 the characters from the original, is there any? It's been a long time since Sin City and it could be a little bit longer before the sequel, but haven't we seen it already? What could the sequel bring us now?