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Robert Rodriguez gives an update on Sin City 2 and Machete Kills

03.14.2012

While speaking at SXSW on Tuesday, director Robert Rodriguez had a few updates on some of his upcoming projects, including and expecially, SIN CITY 2 and MACHETE KILLS.  In addition, Rodriguez announced that he would be launching his own animation studio, Quickdraw Animation, which already has two films in the works; a family-themed film and the long-gestating Heavy Metal film. 

Rodriguez said that MACHETE KILLS starts shooting in April, while SIN CITY 2 is likely to start shooting this summer. No casting announcements were made, but he did say they'd "be of the same caliber and eclecticism as the first films."  He did not address whether or not Frank Miller would be returning to co-direct, but I suspect he will.

If they tackle the Sin City series "A Dame To Kill For," then I think everyone will be quite happy, as it brings back two favorites, Marv and Dwight, only this time they're working together.  Plus, it's got one hell of a badass female role (which has long been rumored to be a good fit for Angelina Jolie...and, yeah, it is).  William Monahan (THE DEPARTED) did a pass on the script a while back, channeling his inner "Frank Miller," which I see as a solid bonus to the project.

I'm less excited for MACHETE KILLS as I thought the first one was awful, but I know a lot of folks dug it, so it should be good news for them.  The plot for that has Machete recruited by the U.S. Government 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.”  Sounds like the perfect lead-in for Rodriguez's planned trilogy and taking ol' Machete into outer space.  Maybe the sequel will be more fun. 

We've been holding our breath for a while now on SIN CITY 2, so don't go up for air just yet.  When casting news starts coming down the pipe, then you can start getting jazzed. 

Stay tuned as these both develop.

Extra Tidbit: I think the main reason I couldn't get into Machete is that it didn't take it's B-level tone serious enough. Too many winks to the audience. Perhaps I'll feel differently one day, but until then, Machete just doesn't "cut" it for me.

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10:22AM on 03/16/2012

The funniest part is...

For the people who like sin city2 n hate machete or the other way around...shut the f*ck up already its being done you have no say so either give thumbs up or down but stop bitching "oh wo is me y would they do that?" cuz they can you lil bitches now man up or go masterbate to your figurines of your mother with bobbafet or sum shit. Go Rob do what you need to do.
For the people who like sin city2 n hate machete or the other way around...shut the f*ck up already its being done you have no say so either give thumbs up or down but stop bitching "oh wo is me y would they do that?" cuz they can you lil bitches now man up or go masterbate to your figurines of your mother with bobbafet or sum shit. Go Rob do what you need to do.
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4:17AM on 03/15/2012
Sin City 2 is nothing more than a silly urban legend at this point. I really want to see this movie but Rob Rod is the world's greatest procrastinator and I'm not holding my breath for this flick any longer. Pat me on the shoulder when it actually hits cinemas.
Sin City 2 is nothing more than a silly urban legend at this point. I really want to see this movie but Rob Rod is the world's greatest procrastinator and I'm not holding my breath for this flick any longer. Pat me on the shoulder when it actually hits cinemas.
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1:37AM on 03/15/2012
Don't really care much for Sin City, didn't like the first one that much.
MUCH more excited for Machete Kills as the first one was a good time at the movies!
Yeah, you heard me right. Don't care for Sin City. Care for Machete. So sue me people!

P.S. But I'm happy for all my friends who have been cryin' for another Sin City movie for ages now.
Don't really care much for Sin City, didn't like the first one that much.
MUCH more excited for Machete Kills as the first one was a good time at the movies!
Yeah, you heard me right. Don't care for Sin City. Care for Machete. So sue me people!

P.S. But I'm happy for all my friends who have been cryin' for another Sin City movie for ages now.
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12:57AM on 03/15/2012

I've sorta given up on Sin City 2.

I saw Sin City at a huge Odeon cinema in London when it came out back in '04. I was 15 then, and I thought it was awesome; it was also the film that made me appreciate Mickey Rourke and delve into his older work. (The Wrestler may have been his critical comeback, but he stole the show with Sin City. Marv was a beast.)

I remember the sequel talk started right after its release and the entry has literally been on IMDb for the past eight years, jumping ahead every time it gets pushed back
I saw Sin City at a huge Odeon cinema in London when it came out back in '04. I was 15 then, and I thought it was awesome; it was also the film that made me appreciate Mickey Rourke and delve into his older work. (The Wrestler may have been his critical comeback, but he stole the show with Sin City. Marv was a beast.)

I remember the sequel talk started right after its release and the entry has literally been on IMDb for the past eight years, jumping ahead every time it gets pushed back (usually without any legitimate updates; people just assume it's been delayed again).

I guess my point is, I had a lot of hype for it at various points over the years, and for a while I actually believed Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie might be in it (particularly before Depp became a billion-dollar ticket-seller). I ain't holdin' my breath any more; if it happens, cool, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
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11:42PM on 03/14/2012
Why wouldnt he start shooting Sin City 2 first? I think we have all waited long enough.
Even think about it from a business perspective: Machete Kills will rake in a good amount of cash. Sin City 2 will rake in a shit ton of cash!
Why wouldnt he start shooting Sin City 2 first? I think we have all waited long enough.
Even think about it from a business perspective: Machete Kills will rake in a good amount of cash. Sin City 2 will rake in a shit ton of cash!
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11:13PM on 03/14/2012
also is he going to do a live action Fire & Ice
also is he going to do a live action Fire & Ice
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11:12PM on 03/14/2012
Finally Sin City 2!!! Down for Machete Kills, the 1st 1 was hilarious!
Finally Sin City 2!!! Down for Machete Kills, the 1st 1 was hilarious!
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10:53PM on 03/14/2012
I must be the exception, because I reeeallly loved Machete. I thought it was a lot of fun. However, I agree that at times I did feel as though it didn't need to "wink" at the audience QUITE as much as it did. Still, I loved it. I'll watch Danny Trejo kill people any day of the week.
I must be the exception, because I reeeallly loved Machete. I thought it was a lot of fun. However, I agree that at times I did feel as though it didn't need to "wink" at the audience QUITE as much as it did. Still, I loved it. I'll watch Danny Trejo kill people any day of the week.
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10:48PM on 03/14/2012
God I fucking hate Machete. Call it B-Movie, exploitation or whatever you like but it is just dumb. It felt a lot like the action version of those Adam Sandler comedies where you can simply tell that he is on cruise control and doesn't give a fuck. It wasn't a throwback, it was just a poorly done, bad movie.

Sin City 2 I don't care much about anymore. If the talent in front of the camera stacks up to the first one it could be good-- with the obvious exception of Jessica Alba who cannot
God I fucking hate Machete. Call it B-Movie, exploitation or whatever you like but it is just dumb. It felt a lot like the action version of those Adam Sandler comedies where you can simply tell that he is on cruise control and doesn't give a fuck. It wasn't a throwback, it was just a poorly done, bad movie.

Sin City 2 I don't care much about anymore. If the talent in front of the camera stacks up to the first one it could be good-- with the obvious exception of Jessica Alba who cannot fucking act and refused to get naked like her character does repeatedly in the book. Kinda ruined the graphic novel brought to life vibe of it all.
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11:09PM on 03/14/2012
Stop crying!
Stop crying!
10:31PM on 03/14/2012
Didn't Jolie just sign onto Maleficent? Pretty sure those shooting dates would overlap. Not that it matters, plenty of other badass female actors out there.
Didn't Jolie just sign onto Maleficent? Pretty sure those shooting dates would overlap. Not that it matters, plenty of other badass female actors out there.
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10:24PM on 03/14/2012
Heavy Metal was originally going to be a live action anthology film with stories directed by David Fincher, James Cameron, Zack Snyder, & Guillermo Del Toro.

How the fuck did Robert Rodriguez end up with Heavy Metal? My interest in that just dropped drastically.
Heavy Metal was originally going to be a live action anthology film with stories directed by David Fincher, James Cameron, Zack Snyder, & Guillermo Del Toro.

How the fuck did Robert Rodriguez end up with Heavy Metal? My interest in that just dropped drastically.
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9:59PM on 03/14/2012
I'm with you Paul, Machete was horrendous.
I'm with you Paul, Machete was horrendous.
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9:56PM on 03/14/2012
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo ROSARIO TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU KNOW
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo ROSARIO TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU KNOW
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9:55PM on 03/14/2012
Until I'm sitting in the theater watching the film, I'm not going to believe anything he says about Sin City 2 happening soon. And the world needs another Machete movie like it needs another Spy Kids movie.
Until I'm sitting in the theater watching the film, I'm not going to believe anything he says about Sin City 2 happening soon. And the world needs another Machete movie like it needs another Spy Kids movie.
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