Frank Miller’s Return Trip To ‘Sin City’ Still Moving Forward

Walk down the right back alley in “Sin City” and you can find almost anything. Walk down the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards and you can find even more.

Two years after “Sin City” thrilled audiences with its revolutionary style, author and co-director Frank Miller was eager to tease fans with talk of the sequel. “Robert [Rodriguez] and I have a script and we’re all raring to go. We’re aching to get started,” he said. “I want to work with that crew again…that wonderful cast.”

Rodriguez previously revealed to MTV News that the film will be an adaptation of Miller’s “A Dame to Kill For,” a prequel to “The Big Fat Kill.” But what Miller could really use is a Big Fat Starting Date. With Miller set to direct “The Spirit” and Rodriguez gearing up for a remake of “Barbarella,” it was recently announced that filming on the sequel would be pushed back.

“There was just some problems above us that I don’t understand…that I don’t really want to understand,” Miller said matter of factly about studio delays in pre-production. All of which shouldn’t bum out fans, he insisted, since he expects not only to eventually film “Sin City 2,” but “Sin City 3” as well. That story, Rodriguez divulged, would concentrate on Miller’s “Hell and Back,” the story of a hallucinating artist named Wallace. Rumors have persisted for months that the role of Wallace was being written for Johnny Depp, a casting coup that Rodriguez himself was coyly confident would eventually happen.

As for Miller? “I ain’t talking cast until we’re actually shooting,” he said, a large smile crossing his face at the possibility of getting Depp, “or close to it!”