Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have started production on A Dame To Kill For, the sequel to the iconic 2005 crime ensemble. Dimension Films will distribute domestically.
Rodriguez’s (pictured) Quick Draw Productions and Alexander Rodnyansky’s AR Films are producing and the latter is financing the project. Aldamisa will introduce to buyes on the Croisette next month.
Casting begins next week and many of the original actors are expected to return to the fray. Plot points will remain under wraps. Miller developed Sin City: A Dame To Kill For and co-wrote the screenplay with The Departed Oscar winning screenwriter William Monahan.
Rodriguez and producing partners Aaron Kaufman and Iliana Nikolic serve as individual producers with Rodnyansky, Sergei Bespalov and Stephen L’Hereux. Miller, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and Miramax’s Adam Fields will act as executive producers.
“The first question I am always asked is “When will you make another Sin City?” Rodriquez said. “I have wanted to re-team with Frank Miller and return to the world he created since the day we wrapped the original, but have felt a duty to the fans to wait until we had something truly exceptional that would meet and exceed what have become epic expectations. A Dame To Kill For will certainly be worth the wait.”
Sin City creator, screenwriter and co-director Frank Miller said: “The first Sin City knocked out audiences who had never seen anything like it before. Robert Rodriguez and I are going to shake things up and deliver a ferocious film experience that is going to go even further than the first.“
“We are delighted to continue our relationship with Robert Rodriguez and Quick Draw Productions,” Rodnyansky said. “It is a rare opportunity to produce and finance a film with the high profile and enormous fan base of the Sin City franchise.”
Aaron Kaufman, Craig Emanuel of Loeb & Loeb and Robert Newman of WME brokered the deal on behalf of Rodriguez with David Glasser and Andrew Kramer for Dimension, Schuyler Moore of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and Jere Hausfater for AR Films, Kenneth Keller and Garth Rosengren of Krieg, Keller, Sloan, Reilley & Roman and John LaViolette of Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman for Stephen L’Heureux and Solopsist Films, and Mark Lichtman and Neil Meyer and Allison Binder of Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder for Miller.