Ever since Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller brought Sin City to the screen back in 2005, fans have clamored for a sequel. The duo have promised one, but the film gets delayed at seemingly every turn because Rodriguez has more irons in the fire than a blacksmith. With the writer-director-producer out promoting Nimrod Antal's Predators, it seemed likely we'd hear some new details about this long in-development project.
Rodriguez told website Digital Spy that he still hopes to direct the follow-up to the popular comic and tantalized fans with news that they have a script, but that it needs to be re-written. When might this event happen? Even Rodriguez doesn't know. "It's just finding the right time slot to do it," he told the site. My guess is that it won't be any time soon, because the filmmaker is set to begin shooting Spy Kids 4 in September.
One could assume that maybe Rodriguez would book his return trip to Basin City once that film was finished, but don't be too sure. The director has had an option on Mike Allred's Madman comic since 1998 and still intends to do something with that property. He's also rumored to have been offered the chance to direct Marvel's Deadpool feature. If either of those projects comes together, they could push Sin City 2 back even further.
What's frustrating about this for fans is that it seems like a no-brainer to make the Sin City sequel. The first film was a big success, fans want more, and it's a proven commodity. Yet, instead of making it, Rodriguez is more interested in new projects. I can understand that from an artist's perspective, but it's still aggravating. He can make it up to us with Machete, but still ... Are you with me on this one?