The original Sin City was made thanks to an interesting fusion of talent. While Robert Rodriguez of Desperado and Spy Kids fame essentially shot, edited and produced the film himself, he adhered so closely to Frank Miller’s original graphic novel that the director felt compelled to give the writer and artist a co-directing credit. The result was an exhilirating blend of CGI, color and a suprising faithfulness to the source material.
That’s why it’s so shocking (and pleasant) to hear Rodriguez’s latest comments about the sequel he’s working on, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. ComingSoon.net reports that the filmmaker claims the second installment in the series will follow Frank Miller’s comic books even more closely than the original. This is great news for comics fans, since quite a few adaptations have been mishandled over the years.
Comics movies are undergoing something of a revolution, and Sin City is only one example of the good things happening on that front in Hollywood. After the recent success of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, as well as Joss Whedon’s excellent The Avengers, comics artists (noted curmudgeon Alan Moore notwithstanding) can rest easy knowing that faithful transitions to the big screen are now possible.