The Writer of The Departed To Write Sin City 2

Oscar-Winning writer William Monahan to write Sin City 2 with Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller.

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By Mark Julian - 8/28/2011
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The Hollywood Reporter is breaking the news that Oscar-Winning writer William Monahan has been tapped by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller to help write Sin City 2:

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are bringing in some Oscar-winning firepower to help shape the script for Sin City 2, the sequel to their 2005 hit graphic novel adaptation.

William Monahan, who won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for 2006’s The Departed, has been hired to work on the script, according to sources, supplementing a draft completed recently by Miller.


Well back at Comic-Con this year, Rodriguez, who co-directed the original with Miller said he would find money for the sequel and schedule shooting dates once a script could be locked down, and was targeting possibly the end of this year as a start date. Well, looks like Rodriguez wasn't just blowing smoke. Monahan is in high demand coming off The Departed and has written Tom Cruise's sci-fi project Oblivion and will re-unite with director Martin Scorsese for a remake of the 1974 drama The Gambler.

Robert Rodriguez has previously stated that the sequel film would be based on a A Dame to Kill For.

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Sin City is the title for a series of neo-noir comics by Frank Miller. The first story originally appeared in "Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special" (April, 1991), and continued in Dark Horse Presents #51–62 from May 1991 to June 1992, under the title of Sin City, serialized in thirteen parts. Several other stories of variable lengths have followed. All stories take place in Basin City, with frequent recurring characters and intertwining stories.

Robert Rodriguez has previously stated that the sequel film would be based on a A Dame to Kill For.



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DEATHbyEXILE - 8/28/2011, 11:22 PM
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SigmaCenturion - 8/28/2011, 11:29 PM
damn the departed sucked so badly
Cross - 8/28/2011, 11:34 PM
It totally did. Just start filming already.
colossus68x - 8/28/2011, 11:46 PM
They seriously need to come out with a new sin city its been too long
Hellspark - 8/29/2011, 12:22 AM
Shouldn't go wrong with supervision of Miller and Rodriguez. Talking about the Departed...William Monahan getting an OSCAR for making a remake of Infernal Affairs from 2002 in Hong Kong doesn't really reflect a great deal of creativity that deserves a freakin oscar. They exchanged asien actors with some hollywood stars and changed a view locations and put more violence in the move...yeah NOT!!! You could also call them the racist remakes like the ring, the grudge and my fav the Condemned...LOL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infernal_Affairs just in case
MrMurdock - 8/29/2011, 1:18 AM
Phew! When I first read it I thought it said 'The Writer has Departed from Sin City 2' haha. Thank god.

Yes, let's keep this film moving forward!
DarrkEvil - 8/29/2011, 1:25 AM
I read the writer of DEADPOOL to write sin city 2...LOL !!
HULK2099 - 8/29/2011, 1:56 AM
I've been waiting for this movie way too long, lets get it done Rodriguez
TopCat89 - 8/29/2011, 2:14 AM
@SigmaCenturion @Cross

How very dare you sirs...if i knew who you were i would strike you!
jazzman - 8/29/2011, 3:21 AM
aint it too long to do a Sin City 2
Jer3miah - 8/29/2011, 4:11 AM
Obviously, if the critics compared TDK to The Departed, this would mean both films were superb. So anyone who can say Departed sucks has no brain.
marvel72 - 8/29/2011, 5:27 AM
departed is one of the best movie i've ever seen,William Monahan fantastic writer & a welcome addition to sin city 2.
cable23 - 8/29/2011, 6:33 AM
The Departed was amazing. What the hell are you guys talking about?
Amazo - 8/29/2011, 6:34 AM
The Departed was,as usual,a pale American imitation of a classy movie trilogy.Infernal Affairs 1,2,and 3 are far superior.
Still,can't hurt to have a helping hand on Sin City 2.His Oscar weight should help get things moving....
Cross - 8/29/2011, 6:45 AM
Departed sucked when compared to Goodfellas, Raging Bull and Taxi Driver. Just because Scorcese's won oscar for it doesn't make it better than his earlier works. Plus the original was much better. At least it didn't have Marky Mark.
sarahsatire - 8/29/2011, 7:15 AM
Just the other night I watched The Departed again, simply because it was such a solid, well made movie amid the onslaught of forgettable titles we're barraged with. Honestly? It deserved all of the praise that it received and I am glad that Monahan is aboard for the next Sin City, it reaffirms that warm fuzzy feeling inside when I actually have an upcoming movie to ~look forward to~ seeing. To the naysayers (and this is coming from someone who has a great appreciation for the crime genre), I wouldn't trust your opinions as far as I could throw you. :P
TheDarkKnightWing - 8/29/2011, 7:22 AM
Are you kidding? You all have to be kidding. The Departed was an extraordinary film.
level1paladin - 8/29/2011, 8:40 AM
Departed was a good film.
SigmaCenturion - 8/29/2011, 9:45 AM
The Departed's writing consisted of mostly cussing after that it was the run of the mill cop story which just doesn't interest me at all. They played it up for shock value and in turn it ended up sucking.
Joeyhavoc - 8/29/2011, 11:57 AM
The Departed sucks?! What, are you on your period?
Ceejay - 8/29/2011, 3:22 PM
Everyone who is clueless about why the few here with knowledge about the original movies that The Departed amalgamated into one poor tale, LITERALLY! Go watch the original movies and educate yourselves!!
Bandrews1 - 8/29/2011, 6:33 PM
The Departed was a brilliant film, so I'm cool with this.

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