SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO KILL FOR (18)

WHO’S IN IT?

Jessica Alba (Little Fockers), Powers Boothe (MacGruber), Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men), Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch), Jude Ciccolella (The Shawshank Redemption), Marton Csokas (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Rosario Dawson (Trance), Julia Garner (The Perks of Being A Wallflower), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper), Eva Green (Casino Royale), Dennis Haysbert (24), Stacy Keach (Nebraska), Jaime King (Pearl Harbor), Lady Gaga (Machete Kills), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel), Jeremy Piven (Mr. Selfridge), Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Juno Temple (Maleficent), Bruce Willis (Die Hard)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Robert Rodriguez (Desperado), director, producer, composer, cinematographer, editor; Frank Miller (The Spirit), director, writer; Sergei Bespalov (Chef), Aaron Kaufman (Machete Kills), Stephen L’Heureux (The Inventors), Mark C. Manuel (Indigenous) and Alexander Rodnyansky (Cloud Atlas), producers; Carl Thiel (Planet Terror), composer

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Four separate stories are told throughout the film, all set within the seedy Basin City – Dwight McCarthy (Brolin) is approached by former lover Ava Lord (Green) to protect her from her abusive husband (Csokas) whilst remaining unaware of Ava’s true sinister motives; social outcast Marv (Rourke) regains consciousness outside of the city and seeks the answers to how he got there; a cocky young gambler named Johnny (Gordon-Levitt) goes after the corrupt Senator Roark (Boothe) but finds himself going down a darker path; and former stripper Nancy Callahan (Alba) copes with the death of her guardian John Hartigan (Willis) while plotting to kill Roark herself…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Almost a decade after Robert Rodriguez set a milestone in digital cinema with his adaptation of Frank Miller’s series of Sin City graphic novels, he’s back with a long-mooted follow-up that promises to be bloodier and darker than anything before it.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

MONDAY 25TH AUGUST 2014

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