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Coming on August 22, 2014 is Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the sequel to the acclaimed 2005 film Sin City. Robert Rodriguez (Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Planet Terror) and creator Frank Miller (300, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) return to the director's chair with William Monahan (The Departed, Body of Lies) as the co-writer. The film covers the second book of the Sin City graphic novel series and introduces two new story arcs. The following cast members are scheduled to reprise their roles from the first film: Jessica Alba (like nobody here knows who she is...) as Nancy Callahan Powers Booth (Curly Bill in Tombstone, World Security Council member in The Avengers) as Senator Roark Rosario Dawson (Abernathy in Death Proof, Becky in Clerks II) as Gail Jaime King (Lorelei in The Spirit) as Goldie and Wendy Clive Owen (Theo in Children of Men, The Professor in The Bourne Identity) as Dwight McCarthy (post-facial construction) Mickey Rourke (Ivan Vanko/Whiplash in Iron Man 2, Ram in The Wrestler) as Marv Bruce Willis (like nobody here knows him by now...) as John Hartigan Here are the new cast members: Eva Green (Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, Artemisia in 300: Rise of an Empire) as Ava Lord Josh Brolin (Brand in The Goonies, young Agent K in Men in Black 3) as Dwight McCarthy (pre-facial construction) Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Blake in The Dark Knight Rises, Joe in Looper) as Johnny Julia Garner as Marcy Ray Liotta (Tommy Vercetti in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City) as Joey Canelli Stacy Keach (Mike Hammer, Beaumont in Batman: Mask of the Phantasm) as Wallenquist Christopher Meloni (Col. Hardy in Man of Steel) as Mort Juno Temple (Jen in The Dark Knight Rises) as Sally Billy Blair (Billy in Machete and Machete Kills) as Louie Crystal McCahill (May 2009 Playboy Playmate of the Month) Lady Gaga (some overrated pop singer) In addition, there are a few casting changes: Jamie Chung (Amber in Sucker Punch, Chi Chi in Dragonball Evolution) takes over the role of Miho, as Devon Aoki (Kasumi in DOA: Dead or Alive, Suki in 2 Fast 2 Furious) is pregnant. Dennis Haysbert (Allstate Insurance spokesman, David Palmer in 24) replaces the late Michael Clarke Duncan (1957-2012) (John Coffey in The Green Mile, Atlas in God of War II) in the role of Manute. Jeremy Piven (Smokin' Aces) replaces Michael Madsen (Budd in Kill Bill Vols. 1-2, Phelps in WarGames) as Bob. No reason was given for the casting replacement. It is currently unknown who will replace the late Brittany Murphy (1977-2009) (Tai in Clueless, Luanne in King of the Hill) in the role of Shellie. So far, the film has neither an official site nor a teaser trailer, but stay tuned. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For @ IMDb
300: Rise of an Empire is the upcoming prequel/sequel to the 2006 film 300. The film is based on the story Xerxes by Frank Miller, which in turn was inspired by the naval-based Battle of Artemisium. Noam Murro takes over the director's chair from Zack Snyder, who is now the film's co-producer. The film will feature return appearances of these actors: Lena Headey (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Ma-Ma in Dredd) as Queen Gorgo Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes David Wenham (Faramir in The Lord of the Rings) as Dilios Andrew Tiernan as Ephialtes The new main cast consists of the following: Sullivan Stapleton (Damien Scott in Strike Back, Jack Whalen in Gangster Squad) as Themistocles Eva Green (Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, Ava Lord in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) as Artemisia Callan Mulvey as Scyllias Jack O'Connell as Calisto Hans Matheson (Lord Coward in Sherlock Holmes, Ixas in Clash of the Titans) as Aeskylos Dutch electronica musician Junkie XL will provide the soundtrack score. Originally planned for release on August 2, 300: Rise of an Empire hits theaters on March 7, 2014. Official Site