Director Robert Rodriguez released a new 'Sin City 2' trailer unto the Reddit community following an AMA session with his fans, and the footage is exactly what you'd expect -- hardboiled narration, stylized black-and-white cinematography, tough guys, sexy women, and an absurdly good cast that includes the likes of Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jessica Alba and Mickey Rourke.
But is it too late for this? The first 'Sin City' film came out in 2005 and it felt nothing short of revolutionary at the time. The green-screen sets and stylized special effects allowed Rodriguez and co-director Frank Miller to recreate every single detail of the original comics, and there was nothing else in the world quite like it. These days, these types of films, especially the stylized comic book adaptations, are more common and the 'Sin City 2' trailer makes the film look like more of the same. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but we can't help but wonder if the time for this series has passed.
But, man, it sure does look cool. Here's the official synopsis for 'Sin City 2' (officially titled 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'):
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning "Sin City" graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hardboiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller's 2005 groundbreaking film, FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY.
'Sin City 2' opens on August 22.