Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, and Co-Director, Writer and Graphic Novelist Frank Miller (“Batman: Year One”) took fans behind-the-scenes of the new “Sin City A Dame to Die For” at Comic-Con 2014 (film hits theaters August 22, 2014). To take you there, you can watch our VIDEO: Sin City 2 Cast at Comic-Con 2014.
This visually stunning film explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City. It tells the story of three different people caught up in corruption. In this sequel, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”, the town's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants.
During the panel, Jessica Alba disclosed that her character Nancy has more backbone in this sequel. Jessica expanded, “Nancy was so sweet, she was soft of the victim in the first one. I think, in this one, people will be pleasantly surprised to see her turn into a warrior.” While Josh Brolin really wanted to play Nancy, he laughed with a dry sense of humor, “It didn’t work out.”
With a big grin, Rosario uncovered the people and place, “You have those neighborhoods that are segmented, and people cut off from each other…It kind of helps you to see what kind of people gravitate towards one place or another….and I think that geography and going around it really makes Sin City feel like a real place.”
Josh Brolin also described his green screen experience, “You don’t know how the movie’s going to turn out…so it feels really alien…and you’re really trusting the directors to create something wonderful.” Josh then praised Directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller for the stunning results!
When asked by Moderator Geoff Boucher, “Do you feel more protective of them than Bruce Wayne?”, Frank Miller replied, “I feel very protective of every character I’ve created. When I was working on ‘Sin City’, when I was first drawing, I was after a particular tone and a particular feeling... I had no intention of seeing it on a big screen.”
Switching gears, we were also fortunate to attend the 'Sin City' IGN Party at the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego. You can watch gaming legend Cas Anvar (Altair in Assasin’s Creed) in our red carpet interview VIDEO: Cas Anvar at IGN Comic-Con 2014 Party.
Go see “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” in theaters August 22, 2014, and look for the all-star cast in this black and white film: Eva Green, Juno Temple, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Lady Gaga, Jeremy Piven and more.
© Liz H Kelly @LizHKelly, National Digital Entertainment Columnist