‘Sin City 2′ To Shoot Next Year, ‘Hard Boiled’ To Follow?

The long-awaited “Sin City 2” will finally begin production in the second half of 2010, to be followed by a possible adaptation of Frank Miller’s “Hard Boiled.”

According to a report on Mania, “Sin City 2” producer Stephen L’Heureux confirmed that the story will be based upon an original script by Miller, who will once again co-direct the sequel with Robert Rodriguez .

Additionally, L’Heureux revealed that Miller is writing the screenplay adaptation for “Hard Boiled”, which Miller is also attached to direct.

Originally published by Dark Horse in 1990, “Hard Boiled” paired Miller and artist Geof Darrow on an oversized three issue miniseries. The ultra violent story follows an insurance investigator named Carl Seltz who discovers that he is a cyborg who may be the only hope of an enslaved robot population.

However, with “Sin City 2” on deck and “Hard Boiled” still at an early stage of development, it may not happen immediately.

“We’re still developing [‘Hard Boiled’]. We got the project in turnaround from Warner Bros and Frank,” L’Heureux explained. “With ’Sin City’ just on the horizon I don’t think we’d be able to do it with Frank right away. As simple as ’Sin City’ seems, it’s a very complex scheduling with all these actors and it’s a very demanding shoot to be on a sound stage all day long. We have to space it for Frank.”

“Hard Boiled” was originally optioned back in 2001 by director David Fincher with Nicolas Cage onboard to star. Following a long period of inactivity, Miller told MTV News last year that “Hard Boiled” was back in development.

“Sin City 2” has also taken a long road back to the big screen. Last month, Clive Owen told MTV News that production would begin next year. Several stars from the first “Sin City” have said they would return for the sequel, including Jamie King, Michael Clark Duncan, Rosario Dawson and Alexis Bledel.

L’Heureux also hinted that “Sin City 3” might also be in the works.

Are you excited to hear that “Hard Boiled” is finally being made into a movie? What are your feelings about “Sin City 2”? Let us know what you think in the comments section or on Twitter!