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New Sin City: A Dame to Kill For trailer; plus Frank Miller Q&A!

06.11.2014

Creator and co-director of the upcoming SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, Frank Miller, just recently jumped on reddit for an AMA and divulged some interesting details about his latest film, among other comic book properties such as Batman and Superman. You can check out the whole shebang here, but I've included some of the highlights below. First up, however, is the brand spanking new trailer for SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR.

Check out Nancy's new look:

On how he got involved with Robert Rodriguez on creating SIN CITY:

Robert Rodriguez approached me. He really wanted to do it and saw how to do it. I didn't want to do it and didn't see how to do it.  Anyways the next stage was about a week later, when Robert Rodriguez phoned me up and said "hey Frank, why don't you come out for a weekend, I'll fly you out, we'll do a scene with a few friends. If you like it, maybe we'll do a movie, if you don't we'll have a cool DVD to show our friends." So I went out there, his so-called friends were trained professional actors.   I had been mostly nervous about working with actors.  And what I was surprised and delighted by was that I get along great with actors, in fact I love them. I love working with them and they love working with me. And I feel like i've made a whole pile of new friends.

On whether or not he has a cameo in the film:

Oh yea, two cameos in fact. One very minor, where I get buffeted by shards of broken glass and another Robert Rodriguez and I do it as a surprise, as two thugs who end up committing suicide. It's very short, it's very sweet and it's very funny if you know us, because we both stay very much in the character we perform on film. We perform as we are making the film.

On whether or not Eva Green being cast in 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE and SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR was a coincidence:

Haha. You know, I can't say I had any role in her work on 300, much as I admired it, and I remember jumping up and down like a little kid about her taking on such a powerful and deadly role in Sin City.

About the best advice he ever received:

The best advice I received was probably from Neil Adams, the artist, and he looked at my work when I was an amateur, and he just said to me "artists are people who know how things work." And that stuck with me. That if I was going to draw something, I had better know how it was drawn together.

How he feels about Superman:

 Keep in mind that Superman was the first of the superheroes, he even pre-dated Batman, he was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster in Ohio, and as time went by they changed Superman accordingly. He started out as a what the Jews call a Golem, a product of the earth who would bring the leaders of warring forces face to face and make them then and there, in the trenches, face each other. And thereby diffuse a war that was happening. Along came WWII, everybody was wearing a flag, and Superman hoisted the flag.

On what makes Batman so likable:

It's a variety of things, really. But mainly it's in a way he's a superhero naked, in that he is plainly out for revenge, so much so that he actually dresses like a villain, and throws bad guys through windows, there's all kinds of rough and tumble stuff. I was also in love with the idea of a character that could not fly. The man needed a car to get around. And he got by on wits and skill alone. That's why I couldn't resist having him beat the crap out of Superman just once, i had to see that just once. You kind of have to be of a mind to like that sort of a character. But Batman is also so personable. You could do him 20 different ways, and they could all work. He's like a giant diamond. You could slam him against the floor, throw him against the ceiling, but you can't hurt it. Everything from the Adam West TV show to my stuff and dozens of others, Jerry Robertson, each contributed to this ongoing myth that has survived and been revitalized on an ongoing basis.

I always enjoy reading Miller has he is a very insightful and somewhat of a no-nonsense kinda guy.  Fans have been waiting nine years since the original SIN CITY to see more of Frank Miller's spectacularly enjoyable graphic novel fleshed out. Judging from the previews thus far, it looks like it'll be worth the wait.  I just hope it doesn't take as long to get to work on a third trip to the (mostly) black and white city.

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR hits theaters on August 22, 2014.

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8:37AM on 06/12/2014
I could see this being something worth seeing in 3D - could be great.
Hard to believe it's been nearly 10 years since the original.
Still feels kinda weird seeing Michael Clarke Duncan's role recast. Dude had a ton of screen presence.
I could see this being something worth seeing in 3D - could be great.
Hard to believe it's been nearly 10 years since the original.
Still feels kinda weird seeing Michael Clarke Duncan's role recast. Dude had a ton of screen presence.
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5:41AM on 06/12/2014
I like it, but it looks like they went a little over the top this time with the green screen. At least last time the backgrounds looked realer and the characters felt like they were in them not pasted on top. This time some of those shots look like a doll placed on a flat piece of glass, still interested but maybe they took the tech a bit far this time.
I like it, but it looks like they went a little over the top this time with the green screen. At least last time the backgrounds looked realer and the characters felt like they were in them not pasted on top. This time some of those shots look like a doll placed on a flat piece of glass, still interested but maybe they took the tech a bit far this time.
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10:24PM on 06/11/2014

Nice to see the visuals haven't changed much

I'm just a little confused as to when exactly this movie takes place. If it's before Dwight gets plastic surgery to look like Owen, then how do they explain Marv surviving the electric chair and meeting up with a newly broken Nancy?
I'm just a little confused as to when exactly this movie takes place. If it's before Dwight gets plastic surgery to look like Owen, then how do they explain Marv surviving the electric chair and meeting up with a newly broken Nancy?
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7:21AM on 06/13/2014
"A Dame to Kill For" features Marv and takes place before "The Hard Goodbye", which was Marv's story in Sin City 1. (Reminds me of the Sheriff played by Michael Parks who was killed in "From Dusk Til Dawn" but keeps showing up in other Tarantino and Rodriguez movies.) So what's he doing in Nancy's story, which takes place many years after "That Yellow Bastard"? You'll notice Hartigan shows up even though he's dead, maybe Nancy is imagining them both. Or maybe a much larger amount of time
"A Dame to Kill For" features Marv and takes place before "The Hard Goodbye", which was Marv's story in Sin City 1. (Reminds me of the Sheriff played by Michael Parks who was killed in "From Dusk Til Dawn" but keeps showing up in other Tarantino and Rodriguez movies.) So what's he doing in Nancy's story, which takes place many years after "That Yellow Bastard"? You'll notice Hartigan shows up even though he's dead, maybe Nancy is imagining them both. Or maybe a much larger amount of time has passed between "Yellow Bastard" and "Hard Goodbye" than I thought.
9:35PM on 06/11/2014
Hot dame!

I've lost almost all my respect for Frank Miller though and I really don't think he should be the comic book writer being consulted for Batman v Superman. Always thought that Jeph Loeb, who wrote some amazing World's Finest stories, should have that job.
Hot dame!

I've lost almost all my respect for Frank Miller though and I really don't think he should be the comic book writer being consulted for Batman v Superman. Always thought that Jeph Loeb, who wrote some amazing World's Finest stories, should have that job.
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10:03PM on 06/11/2014
Can the head of Marvel television be involved in DC properties as well? I am not sure if that is permitted considering the competition.
Can the head of Marvel television be involved in DC properties as well? I am not sure if that is permitted considering the competition.
12:17AM on 06/12/2014
That's true, he is currently the head of Marvel TV. I guess short of actually talking to him, Snyder, Terrio, Goyer and co. could read some of Loeb's stories.
That's true, he is currently the head of Marvel TV. I guess short of actually talking to him, Snyder, Terrio, Goyer and co. could read some of Loeb's stories.
4:51PM on 06/11/2014
God this looks so badass. August is actually shaping up real nice.

"You don't want to see me at my worst."

Gave me chills.
God this looks so badass. August is actually shaping up real nice.

"You don't want to see me at my worst."

Gave me chills.
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4:07PM on 06/11/2014

Family Values

After watching the trailer, I'm starting to get the vibe that the "Family Values" story is going to be thrown into this as well. Anyone else catch it? The scenes with Miho shooting the arrow, and Rosario Dawson holding the guns. Looked a lot like images from that particular story.

After watching the trailer, I'm starting to get the vibe that the "Family Values" story is going to be thrown into this as well. Anyone else catch it? The scenes with Miho shooting the arrow, and Rosario Dawson holding the guns. Looked a lot like images from that particular story.

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4:51PM on 06/11/2014
I don't think Family Values is a part of this one. There are four stories in total, two of which were written for the movie and haven't been part of the book series. The other two are the ones involving Marv ("Just Another Saturday Night" and "A Dame to Kill For") . "Family Values" is actually my favorite book in the series...I'd love to see it in Sin City 3.
I don't think Family Values is a part of this one. There are four stories in total, two of which were written for the movie and haven't been part of the book series. The other two are the ones involving Marv ("Just Another Saturday Night" and "A Dame to Kill For") . "Family Values" is actually my favorite book in the series...I'd love to see it in Sin City 3.
3:35PM on 06/11/2014
Really looks slick.... can't wait for more Marv.

Also, notice Joblo will keep sliding that Eva Green poster in whenever this movie will be mentioned
Really looks slick.... can't wait for more Marv.

Also, notice Joblo will keep sliding that Eva Green poster in whenever this movie will be mentioned
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5:00PM on 06/11/2014
Ain't nothing wrong with that!
Ain't nothing wrong with that!
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3:10PM on 06/11/2014
So somebody help me out here. Does this movie take place before, after, around the events of the first film? Cuz i remember some of these characters dying. Maybe I missed something...
So somebody help me out here. Does this movie take place before, after, around the events of the first film? Cuz i remember some of these characters dying. Maybe I missed something...
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4:08PM on 06/11/2014
read the comics if you want the full details. Only thing i can tell ya without spoiling anything is the Nancy and Johnny stories are brand new.
read the comics if you want the full details. Only thing i can tell ya without spoiling anything is the Nancy and Johnny stories are brand new.
4:46PM on 06/11/2014
Nancy's story takes place after Sin City 1...she simply imagines talking to Hartigan. The Marv stories (he has a supporting role in Dwight's story and another all to himself) take place before SC1. J.G. Levitt's character "Johnny" hasn't been in the books, so I'm not sure about that one.
Nancy's story takes place after Sin City 1...she simply imagines talking to Hartigan. The Marv stories (he has a supporting role in Dwight's story and another all to himself) take place before SC1. J.G. Levitt's character "Johnny" hasn't been in the books, so I'm not sure about that one.
2:48PM on 06/11/2014
Movie is going to be awesome. Can't believe it's almost here after waiting so long for it.
Movie is going to be awesome. Can't believe it's almost here after waiting so long for it.
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8:13PM on 06/11/2014
Yea I agree, WAY too long lol!

I remember going to see the first one, thought it looked ok but wasn't sold on the black and white. Turns out it was genius, I was blown away! This one looks to be a lot more of the same (great characters/acting, great action, good story, and another visual masterpiece! Can't wait for some more Marv, can never get too much of him!!
Yea I agree, WAY too long lol!

I remember going to see the first one, thought it looked ok but wasn't sold on the black and white. Turns out it was genius, I was blown away! This one looks to be a lot more of the same (great characters/acting, great action, good story, and another visual masterpiece! Can't wait for some more Marv, can never get too much of him!!
2:40PM on 06/11/2014
love it count me in
love it count me in
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2:35PM on 06/11/2014

Why do I get the sinking feeling Clive Owen is going to make a cameo.

I don't remember a Johnny from the comics.
I don't remember a Johnny from the comics.
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5:14PM on 06/11/2014
I'd put money on that cameo. Johnny's story was written for the movie, it hasn't been part of the book series.
I'd put money on that cameo. Johnny's story was written for the movie, it hasn't been part of the book series.
5:30PM on 06/11/2014
ahhh i see, that makes sense. Also, I have heard nothing from Clive Owen about Sin City A Dame to Kill For, and i remember when Josh was first cast, people were writing "Brolin replacing Owen", and usually whenever an actor replaces another actor one of them sounds off. It's been completely silent and i really do believe it will be Owen when the bandages come off.
ahhh i see, that makes sense. Also, I have heard nothing from Clive Owen about Sin City A Dame to Kill For, and i remember when Josh was first cast, people were writing "Brolin replacing Owen", and usually whenever an actor replaces another actor one of them sounds off. It's been completely silent and i really do believe it will be Owen when the bandages come off.
6:03PM on 06/11/2014
@Jim - I remember Owens character having changed faces alot. I think the bandages show the change from Owen to Brolin. But I doubt Owen is in the movie, maybe just a flashback.
@Jim - I remember Owens character having changed faces alot. I think the bandages show the change from Owen to Brolin. But I doubt Owen is in the movie, maybe just a flashback.
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