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Though he is not exactly a household name, Frank Miller is still one most singular and influential storytellers of the last 40 years. His miniseries The Dark Knight Returns redefined the character, allowing for more cerebral and experimental efforts like Grant Morrison’s phantasmagoric Batman: Arkham Asylum. Coupled with Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns helped pave the way for a whole generation of adult-oriented and serious-minded graphic novels. These novels served as the template for the gritty, hard-edged superhero fare that has dominated cineplex’s for almost a decade. And it has seeped deeply into films featuring no spandex at all. Without Miller, Tim Burton might not be an A-list director. There would certainly be no Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy. No Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles either, for that matter. And if we are to include the technological advancements of Robert Rodriguez and Zack Snyder’s respective adaptations, »
- Hunter Daniels
Here's the latest Austin and Texas film news.
Slackerwood isn't at San Diego Comic-Con this year but plenty of Austin people are, including local filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. Indiewire has a roundup of the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For panel with Rodriguez, co-director Frank Miller, and several cast members. The article also includes a new (short) red-band trailer for the Sin City sequel, which hits theaters August 22.We don't normally include images with Slackery News Tidbits, but the newly revealed 2014 Texas Book Festival poster (pictured right) featuring the Texas Theatre in Seguin is so gorgeous, I couldn't resist. (Someone tell me how to get one of these, please.) In addition, the festival announced eight authors that will attend -- quite an eclectic bunch, from Martin Amis to Ziggy Marley, and from Valerie Plame Wilson to chef Lidia Bastianich. Texas Book Festival runs from Oct. 25-26 ... as usual, conflicting with Austin Film Festival, »
- Jette Kernion
Nine years after the box-office smash Sin City, the stories of the notorious city dwellers resume in the hugely anticipated sequel Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For. Boasting an all-star cast led by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises), Eva Green (Dark Shadows), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Jessica Alba (Sin City, Fantastic Four), Bruce Willis (Looper, Die Hard) and Josh Brolin (Old Boy), this next installment promises to take audiences on a visceral ride into the twisted minds of Frank Miller’s unforgettable characters.
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 2: A Dame To Kill For. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants.
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- Jazmine Sky Bradley
So I guess there was a reason Superman was standing out in the rain when we last saw him. He’s getting pretty wet too in this brief minute-ish teaser trailer for Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” that was recently shown at Comic Con. Obviously I have no idea how long this is going to stay online, so if you get a chance to watch it, well, you were very lucky. Notice ol Bats’ bulky suit and glowing eyes there. Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns,” anyone? I see a major throwdown coming… Here it is: Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice (Teaser… by filmow “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman. Somewhere along the way, Gal Gadot shows up as Wonder Woman. The battle commences in 2016. »
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have been discussing their plans for the Sin City franchise, with a third film apparently already in the pipeline. “Robert and I are already talking about Sin City 3,” said Miller at Comic-Con. “So you'd better show up for number two or they won't pay for it.” And speaking of that second film, there is also a new red-band TV spot to check out, featuring a number of dames to whom killing is simply second nature… Take a look at the new teaser, below… Given that there was a nine year...
- George Wales
With Sin City: A Dame To Kill For rapidly approaching it’s August 22nd release date, much of the cast and crew were on hand at this year’s San Diego Comic Con to drum up excitement for the graphic novel adaptation. Sin City redefined the way we look at pulpy graphic adaptations, replicating the gritty black and white nature of Frank Miller’s source material, and it looks like we’ll be getting an upped dosage of stylistic violence in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s co-directed sequel. In an effort to get people ready for the coming Red Band trailer release, Comic Con attendees were gifted a teaser trailer for the full Red Band trailer itself – yes, a teaser For a trailer. Here, take a look courtesy of Comic Book Movie:
Alright, I’ll admit even those fifteen seconds got my blood going a little bit, and I »
- Matt Donato
Dark Horse, the elder statesman of independent comics, continues to show no signs of slowing down during this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Even though Marvel now holds the rights to Star Wars, its biggest licensed comics property, Dark Horse struck back by announcing a several creator owned titles in different genres as well as an expansion to the Mignolaverse and a sequel to one of the most beloved novels of the past century. Dark Horse also won some Eisners in a wide variety of categories showing the company’s comics appeal to many types of readers from kids to people who wouldn’t normally read comics.
1. Hellboy and the Bprd Miniseries
Even though Batman has gotten most of the publicity, another comics character is celebrating a big anniversary. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Hellboy’s first appearance in the Seed of Destruction miniseries by Mike Mignola and scripted by John Byrne. »
- Logan Dalton
Not in San Diego yesterday? Missed a lot of Comic-Con panels you would have loved to attend? We got your back! Many panels from Sdcc have turned up online. You won’t see footage that was shown to fans in Hall H or various corners of the convention center, but if you’re curious to hear some of your favorite actors and directors discuss hotly anticipated films of this year and next, look no further. You can watch almost an hour of Stephen Colbert moderating the “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” panel with Peter Jackson and most of the main cast. The panel for “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” with Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Josh Brolin is also available in its entirety. Other Sdcc talks include “Goosebumps” with Jack Black, director Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” with writer/creator Mark Millar, »
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller showed up at this year's Comic Con to promote "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," the sequel to their 2005 film based on Miller's acclaimed graphic novel series. Whilst there was nine years between the first two films, Miller says a third one is already in the works.
"Robert and I are already talking about Sin City 3, so you’d better show up to 2" Miller advised the Hall H crowd. He later added "I'll be damned if it takes us nine years for the next one." Robert Rodriguez revealed that "80 percent of the score was written on my phone" which may surprise you.
The filmmakers also screened the opening sequence of "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," the scene in question adapted from the 'Just Another Saturday Night' story. Marv (Mickey Rourke) comes upon a group of young frat boy sadists trying to burn »
- Garth Franklin
Yesterday co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller took to the stage of Hall H at the San Diego Comic-Con alongside Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin and Rosario Dawson to discuss the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (as well as confirming that they’re already talking about Sin City 3), and you can watch the panel in full right here…
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For weaves together two of Frank Miller’s classic stories with new tales in which the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants. In Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Dwight is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord, and then watches his life go straight to hell. Chronologically, this story takes place prior to “The Big Fat Kill” (featured in the film Frank Miller’s Sin City) and explains how »
- Gary Collinson
It took nearly a decade for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller to reteam after working on 2005.s Sin City. Despite the fact that Rodriguez kept promising that a sequel was in the works, he kept putting his attention towards other projects, constantly delaying what would wind up being Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. But now that the sequel is less than a month away from release, Rodriguez and Miller are apparently once again talking about a follow-up. During the Sin City: A Dame To Kill For at San Diego Comic-Con this afternoon, Frank Miller revealed to the crowds in Hall H that he and Robert Rodriguez have already begun having discussions about possibly making Sin City 3. While the legendary comic book writer/artist wasn.t bursting at the seams with details, he did say, .Robert and I are already talking about Sin City 3. So you better show up »
It was a decade ago when the first Sin City movie – directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s adaptation of Miller’s stylized neo-Noir graphic novels – premiered its first footage at the International Comic-Con. Jump to 2014 and the sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, returned to Hall H at the San Diego ‘Con, with Miller and Rodriguez in attendance to promote the long-awaited second installment of stories set in the Sin City cinematic universe.
Rodriguez and Miller were the first to take the stage in Hall H during the Sin City 2 panel, with the latter earning much applause from the audience when his work ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller didn't just bring the cast and new footage to San Diego with them. They also brought a new Sin City: A Dame to Kill For red band trailer preview, that debuted exclusively at the convention center. Check it out as Jessica Alba leads an all-star cast as Nancy Callahan, a stripper is out for revenge. All of the Old Town antiheroes are back as well.
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring the visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen in Sin City. Weaving together two of Frank Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more notorious inhabitants.
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller returned to Comic-Con with Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, the next month’s sequel to their 2005 graphic novel-based groundbreaker — and already began stumping for a threequel. “Robert and I are already talking about Sin City 3. so you’d better show up to 2,” Miller told the Hall H crowd, with most fans waiting for today’s late-afternoon Marvel presentation. Related: Hot Trailer: ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ Not that Comic-Con doesn’t love Sin City. Con-goers first glimpsed the pair’s first film a decade ago. By now they’ve been hearing Rodriguez and […] »
Moments ago in San Diego, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller and the cast of “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” finished up their Comic-Con panel in Hall H. With an hour dedicated to the film (most panels are apportioned an hour per studio), the filmmakers wasted no time, showing the first scene and announcing intentions for a third film. “Robert and I are already talking about ‘Sin City 3,’" Miller told the San Diego crowd. "So you'd better show up for number two or they won't pay for it." “Sin City” was released way back in 2005. Why the nine-year wait between movies? Rodriguez said part of the reason was logistical. "I don't think any other time would have been the right time. This cast would not have been there," he said. Evidently, Jessica Alba’s character is no damsel in distress in this film. To the contrary, she’s hardcore. "She »
- Edward Davis
Hollywood has raided the libraries of Marvel, DC and every other comic book publisher it can find for potential source material, and few writers have aroused its interest like Frank Miller. Miller wrote the graphic novels that inspired “The Dark Knight,” “Daredevil” and “300” while making the “Sin City” movies with Robert Rodriguez. At a panel for “A Dame to Kill for,” the second “Sin City” movie, Miller returned Hollywood's affection in his own signature style. “The comic book movies coming out have been getting better because they've been closer to the source material,” Miller told the crowd at Comic-Con Saturday. »
- Lucas Shaw
Robert Rodriguez and Comic Con go together like Spielberg and sharks. The two are forever linked because of the memorable panels he’s had on multiple films, primarily the first Sin City. Well Rodriguez was back this year with Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Damn to Kill For and he brought along his co-director and three […]
The post Five Cool Things We Learned At The ‘Sin City 2′ Panel; Plus A Description Of the Opening [Comic Con 2014] appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
After nine years of development and delays, directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller presented their long-awaited Sin City sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, to the Comic-Con crowd. While the follow-up doesn't hit theaters until August 22, the directors are already looking ahead to Sin City 3, that is, if enough fans show up to support Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in theaters.
"Robert and I are already talking about Sin City 3. So you'd better show up for number two or they won't pay for it."
The filmmakers also showed off a portion of the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opening scene, which is adapted from Frank Miller's Just Another Saturday Night. The sequence involves Marv (Mickey Rourke) slaughtering a group of frat boys after they try burning a homeless man alive. The footage also includes scenes with Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba) stripping, Marv drinking and a car chase. »
Zack Snyder wowed Hall H attendees this morning when he showed up at San Diego Comic-Con unannounced and revealed not only the first official image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, but a teaser for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice that sent waves of positive buzz across the internet like wildfire.
The footage wasn’t much, but featured Ben Affleck as Batman, dressed in a fully armored suit akin to the one he wears in his battle with Superman at the end of Frank Miller’s seminal comic The Dark Knight Returns. He turns on the Bat signal, which reveals an angry Superman with red glowing eyes in the sky. As much as Snyder wanted to downplay their rivalry in this film, one thing is very clear: This is definitely going to include Batman versus Superman.
Those of us who weren’t in attendance in Hall H this morning »
- James Garcia
Nine years after the original hit theatres, director Robert Rodriguez and co-director Frank Miller returned to San Diego with key cast from their latest story and said they had already begun talks for a third episode.
Rodriguez presented footage of Marv, the character voiced by Mickey Rourke, as he confronts a gang of sadists who set homeless people on fire.
Later sequences showed dazzling shots of Alba and Dawson in action against the stock black-and-white background punctuated by blood red, orange and neon bubblegum pink.
Much was made of Alba’s grittier persona of in the sequel, both on screen as Nancy Callahan and off it, where she maintained a steely focus on her work.
“I hadn’t seen her in eight years,” said Miller about returning to work on the sequel, “and wondered »
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