It's been seven years since Sin City will be released, but not only will Robert Rodriguez be directing Sin City: A Dame to Kill For later this year, but a Machete sequel starts filming this month. Robert Rodriguez was at Cannes and provided some new details on both projects.
When talking the look of the Sin City sequel, Rodriguez says to expect an even more stylized look than the original: “I really held back the first time, because I didn’t know whether audiences would go for it. So it ended up looking like a real movie, but in black and white, with a few flourishes. This one is going to push way further towards the books. It’s going to shock and surprise people.”
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will be released on October 4th, 2013: "Casting is underway, with original cast members returning to work with directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, from their script co-written by Academy Award® winner William Monahan . Academy Award® nominee Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba are already confirmed to return."
Robert Rodriguez also revealed that the plot of Machete Kills is different from the synopsis they recently released: “That synopsis we put out is misdirection — it’s all fake. Machete is recruited by the President, that’s true, but there’s no cartel leader and the weapon in space is just one of our early story ideas. That said, there is still a space element, for sure. We’ve given the character a much bigger playground. It’s going to be like a James Bond movie, with a Bond-style villain.”
Machete Kills stars Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Sofia Vergara, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, and Jessica Alba. Here is the previously released synopsis:
“The new film finds Machete recruited by the U.S. Government for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man. Machete must battle his way through Mexico to take down a madman cartel leader and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space. Machete takes on an army in an effort to dismantle a plan for global anarchy.”