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‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ trailer promises monochromatic debauchery

- March 7th, 2014

The trailer for Frank Miller’s second film installment in his raunchy detective series Sin City has landed, and does it ever promise gratuitous, well, everything.

Filmed in black and white once again, the second film, Sin City: A Dame to Kill for, will be broken into episodic acts with the large cast portraying a multitude of characters over a couple of different story lines. True to Miller style, however, the plots will all intersect at one point during the film, leading the cavalcade of misfits to interact with each other at least once.

The four different acts -A Dame to Kill For, Just Another Saturday Night, The Long Bad Night, and The Fat Loss- will see the return of Sin City favourites, as well as new faces to the franchise.

Bruce Willis and Jessica Alba will reprise their beloved roles as John Hartigan and Nancy Callahan in The Fat Loss, which focuses on Nancy trying to cope with the death of Hartigan after his encounter with the “Yellow Bastard” at the end of the first movie.

Continuing the “Yellow Bastard” storyline in Just Another Saturday Night, Mickey Rourke returns as Marv who awakens from his unconscious state after his run in with Hartigan, surrounded by young men and with no memory of how he became stranded at the top of a bridge.

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This time around, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Eva Green are teaming up with the gritty veterans of the series, expanding the story through two original Miller pieces.

Gordon-Levitt plays Johnny in The Long Bad Night, an arrogant gambler who has designs on taking down the biggest gambling boss in the city. His plans are thwarted, however, when he ends up violently attacking the wrong man and meeting a stripper named Marcy.

Brolin and Green team up in the titular episode, A Dame to Kill For, in which Brolin must rescue Green from an abusive relationship, even if the result is more sinister than the original situation.

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From the looks of the trailer, fans of the original should expect the same monochromatic themes present in Sin City, with the same bleak undertone carried over.

It should also be noted, thankfully, that Robert Rodriguez is teaming up with Miller to direct the sequel, which hopefully means the new installment will feel more like its predecessor and less like Miller’s failed 2008 movie, The Spirit.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill for will be released on Aug. 22.

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