For those that would prefer the hard copy of the train wreck.
Frank Miller Says ‘Sin City 2’ Has A New Story For Jessica Alba’s Character To Tie 2 Films Together > The Playlist
As Rodriguez revealed over the summer, the film will feature three stories, with one based on Miller’s “A Dame to Kill For” with two more tales, including a new one, “The Long, Bad Night.” Well, MTV recently caught up with Miller who said that another short story from the “Sin City” universe will be part of the film as well, in addition to revealing that the new plotlines will allow a recurring character to help tie the first and second films together.
“‘Sin City’ number two is primarily an adaptation of the book ‘A Dame to Kill For’,” Miller said, adding, “It also features the short story, ‘Just Another Saturday Night’ and two new stories. One involving Jessica Alba‘s character, Nancy Callahan, that I came up with for the movie in order to tie things together and make it be more united with the first.”
The inclusion of “Just Another Saturday Night” means a possible return for Mickey Rourke as Marv—the story centers on his character and more or less runs parallel to “That Yellow Bastard” featured in the first movie. However, the actor has previously stated he has no desire to reprise his role. “No, I’m not interested in that right now. That’s not a reality right now. It’s pissing in the wind. There’s different factions going different directions there. I don’t know. That’s three hours of make up and I’m claustrophobic, so I’m going to have to work something out,” he said a few years ago. Maybe they worked out a bigger paycheck to bring him back.
Just based on “A Dame to Kill For” at least, it would mean Rosario Dawson, Devon Aoki and Michael Clarke Duncan (as Gail, Miho and Manute) would be back along with Clive Owen as Dwight. But with three other stories being tossed into the mix and a clear thread being drawn to the first movie, it’s seems Miller, Monahan and Rodriguez will likely try to get a couple more folks from “Sin City” to come back to play as well. It’s all up to the script at this point and expectations are running very high, but Rodriguez is adamant it be up to standards before he’ll go ahead with it so we’ll see if that spring date holds out.
Anybody bother to read Holy Terror yet?
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If nothing else, I'm sure it'll be worth it for Clayton Crain's artwork.
REVIEW: 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
It’s an idea that could have been very boring. If 1001 was just a shopping guide, a Consumer Report on where to spend your hard-earned comic-dollars, the result would be at worst an overpriced compilation of advertorials, and at best severely limited in its scope (Could legitimately include free webcomics and out-of-print material in a buyer’s guide?)
Gravett does something very different, though, something downright clever. 1001 is a secret history of comics in disguise.
To start with, Gravett and his writers (some sixty-odd of them) take a wide definition of comics, both in terms of where they come from and what constitutes “comics.” There are newspaper strips, manga, bande dessinée, underground comics, and more, published everywhere from New York City to the Czech Republic. Structured as a chronological catalog of sorts, the first entry listed is The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck, by Rodolphe Töpffer in 1837. From there the book moves forward, chronicling as best it can the landmark books that shaped the medium worldwide.
The international approach keeps the book balanced. American comics were more limited in their scope for the longest time, and it’s not until the latter half of the book that more American comics and graphic novels begin to make the cut. In the interim years, Nakho Kim writes about South Korean superhero RyePhie, while Matteo Stefanelli covers the parodic detective stories of German creator Manfred Schmidt.
Not that American comics are completely left out. 1001 still includes American comics through the first three quarters of the 20th century listings, and in fact brings out some gems that might have gone forgotten or unnoticed otherwise. (Amazing Fantasy #15 is a no-brainer to include in such a listing, but it’s a joy to find things like Gladys Parker’s flapper girl Mopsy getting a moment in the sun.
Volumes of collected works are listed by when their content first saw print, and so for example Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie’s Lost Girls is listed in the early ‘90s despite seeing its full release almost fifteen years later. Reading through it front-to-back is to walk through the growth of an emerging art form: inspiration leads to invention, to refinement, to reimagining. It’s a view of comics that has no trouble at all putting Charles Schultz’s Peanuts in the same continuum as Barron Storey’s Marat/Sade Journals.
Is it perfect? No; in a compendium this size there’s bound to be a few minor errors (Craig Thompson’s year of birth magically changes between his listings for Blankets and Habibi.) But the errors and inconsistencies are minor, and do not detract from the merits of the work. Is it complete? No, nor could it be (though the presence of webcomics in the book is somewhat wanting.) But these are not issues that make 1001 a failure; but rather makes it, hopefully, a starting point for discussion. What else could have been included? Should the definition of comics been stretched to include illustrated books or is that taking the definition of comics to far? Is a chronological ordering more or less valid than a cultural categorization? Is it just cruel to write about out-of-print Scandanavian comics that sound amazing but I couldn’t read even if I could get my hands on a copy?
Read up, and let’s discuss.
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Hey Adge...you still keeping up? Demon Knights? Frankie Agent of Shade? Suicide Squad? Resurrection man? Anyone else????