Basin City, the metropolis imagined by Frank Miller in his graphic novels and brought to the screen in 2005’sSin City and its new sequel A Dame to Kill For (in theaters Friday), is a treacherous urban landscape populated by cold-blooded killers and gun-wielding strippers. It is a terrifying, terrifying place — even more so than Hollywood. Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Eva Green all play characters who call Sin City home inA Dame to Kill For, but we wondered how they think they’d personally fare in its cutthroat culture. You can see their answers in the video above.
Jessica Alba took a surprisingly Method-style acting approach to her role in the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. “Nancy was so sweet, and she was sort of a victim in the first one, in this one people will be pleasantly surprised to see her turn into a warrior,” Alba said today at the film’s San Diego Comic-Con panel, where she was joined by co-directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez and co-stars Josh Brolin and Rosario Dawson. The actress took this character development so seriously, it intimidated her directors on set.
'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Character Posters From top: Rosario Dawson as Gail; Josh Brolin as Dwight; Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny; Mickey Rourke as Marv; and Jessica Alba as Nancy. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is due in theaters Aug. 22.
It’s been almost nine years to the day since “Sin City” made its debut in theaters (April 1, 2005, if you can believe that) — and now director Robert Rodriguez and comic series creator Frank Miller are finally back in the ‘burg for another round of greenscreen murder, mayhem, and lovemaking. “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For " incorporates four "Sin City" yarns into its multilayered, overlapping narrative, the main one being, of course, the second story published in the series: "A Dame to Kill For" (1993), Miller’s poisoned valentine to the ultimate femme fatale, Ava Lord (Eva Green, in her second of two Miller sequels released this year, following this weekend’s “300: Rise of an Empire”). Ava makes life a living hell for Dwight, here played by “Planet Terror” star Josh Brolin before plastic surgery turns him into Clive Owen (for the later “The Big Fat Kill” storyline dramatized in the first movie). Other stories include “Just Another Saturday Night” (1997), a tale that shows us what Marv (Mickey Rourke) was up to on the night that Hartigan (Bruce Willis) met up with Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba) to play out the events in “That Yellow Bastard” (the best of the yarns in the original “Sin City” movie).