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Those who stayed through the end credits of Lin’s Fast Five learned that Rodriguez’s character, Letty, had not died (as Vin Diesel’s Dom has believed), and that she has become the latest target of Dwayne Johnson’s relentless federal agent. The Fast series has transformed into a high-octane soap opera, so bringing a character like Letty back from the dead isn’t much of a stretch. That and I always thought she fit well with the brash attitude of the burly franchise.
It's fair to say even Rodriguez thinks this is stunt casting-- that's the whole grindhouse aesthetic, after all-- but is it a stunt worth doing? Sure Gibson is controversial pretty much no matter what, but he also seems kind of distracting, and maybe even a liability
Robert Rodriguez has been promising a sequel to his sleek and sexy Sin City since 2005, but last week, after years of empty promises, fans were finally rewarded for their patience. Dimension Films announced Sin City 2 - rechristened as Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For - would at long last go into production. With news that casting would begin this week came the vague assurance that much of the original cast would surely return.
Both characters make sense to return for the next adventure, though it's unclear where they might fit into the story, which finds Machete working with the U.S. government to take down a Mexican drug cartel leader. There are also still plans to round out the trilogy with Machete Kills Again
It's been seven years since director Robert Rodriguez released his adaptation of Frank Miller's Sin City, and that happens to also be the same number of years that he's been promising a sequel. With plenty of stories to choose from it wasn't hard to imagine that Rodriguez could pull it off, yet here we are in 2012 and we've still never seen a Sin City 2.
I've followed enough of these rumors to know that Sin City 2 won't exist until the last day of shooting wraps-- but if you want a little more hope to fuel you, take this news and run with it as you see fit
One of the most surprising news items of this week was that Robert Rodriguez had secured financing for Machete Kills, his sequel to the summer 2010 grindhouse feature Machete. According to the report, Rodriguez has teamed up with producer Alexander Rodnyansky and production is currently scheduled to begin in April. But if things aren't moving fast enough for you already, wait until you have a gander at this.
At the end of Machete, the Grindhouse follow-up from director Robert Rodriguez, the filmmaker made a pretty lofty promise. The credits sequence told audiences that they could expect two sequels to the film called Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again. The reason I call it a lofty promise is because Grindhouse was fairly notorious for underperforming at the box office, as people didn't seem super excited to bring back the format.
Monahan has added yet another flick to his growing list of upcoming projects in the form of Sin City 2. The original film was penned by Frank Miller, who also wrote the graphic novel the film was based on, so this will be the first time someone other than Miller will be messing with the material. But, having someone who can write as sharply as Monahan will add an edge to this sequel that the first one lacked.
Robert Rodriguez is a strange director. While the filmmaker is responsible for some of the bloodiest, most violent action films of the last 20 years – including Desperado, Sin City, and Machete - he always dedicates some of his time making films for his children. The most successful of these has been the Spy Kids franchise, the fourth of which is set to debut in theaters tomorrow.
In the beginning, it sounded like a joke. Posters and trailers for Robert Rodriguez’s latest Spy Kids films claimed that the movie would be presented in 4D, utilizing something called “Aroma-Scope.” Then a source who attended a very early screening of Spy Kids: All the Time in the World told me about the scratch-and-sniff cards they had to use during the presentation, and it hit me that Rodriguez really was going to try and break another dimension.
"If it's going to happen, it's going to happen this year," Rodriguez just told the assembled Comic Con crowd of Sin City 2, which he says is still in the script process. He's basing it on three separate stories by Frank Miller, who co-directed the first movie
The fourth film in the franchise introduces two new kids (Mason Cook, Rowan Blanchard), who discover that their step mom (Jessica Alba) is actually a spy. When a villain called the Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) plans to take over the world, however, they must jump into action and save him. The film also stars Joel McHale, Ricky Gervais, Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, Antonio Banderas, and Daryl Sabara.
The razor-sharp comedian will lend his voice to a spy dog named Argonaut in the fourth installment of the Spy Kids franchise. Subtitled All the Time In the World, the sequel allegedly steers the series in a totally different direction from the previous three, with Jessica Alba taking control as a former spy who comes out of retirement to fight a super villain who can control time.
The Avatar actress revealed it's “more likely than not”. Take that wishy-washy commitment for what you will as she didn't even reveal what character she may play
Kobe Bryant led the Western Conference All-Stars to a win over the East tonight by scoring 37-points. Ok, a lot of that was because he played more minutes than anyone else and everyone on his team sort of stood back and let him do this thing. All-stars don't play defense. Did anyone see that sweet fade-away field goal Dirk made? I guess not.
Earlier this month a trailer for a Robert Rodriguez short called The Black Mamba came online. The preview was fairly nondescript
By all accounts, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez are the best of friends, but they're production speed couldn't be any
At the end of Robert Rodriguez's Machete, the director made a pretty steep promise: multiple sequels. Had the film been more successful it wouldn't be an issue, but the fact is that the movie made
I’ll never understand Robert Rodriguez’s obsession with Jessica Alba. She shows up in nearly all of his recent movies but never seems to actually want to do any of the things he’s written for her to do in them. In Sin City