Well now, despite some hearty protestations when the story first surfaced, it seems that Dimension/the Weinsteins have indeed lost the rights to make a SIN CITY sequel.
The sequel rights to “Sin City,” Frank Miller’s popular noir comic, are being shopped around Hollywood, in what appears to be a sign that Dimension Films has lost rights to the property.
The Weinstein Co./Dimension continue to maintain that they hold the rights to any sequel for the Robert Rodriguez film, which grossed $159 million worldwide when it came out in 2005.
But producers say they have been shopped the rights by reps for Miller’s estate, who they say are seeking a new place to set up a potential follow-up.
Whoa…what do you mean “Miller estate”? FRANK MILLER IS ALIVE, ALIVE, I TELL YOU! Aside from that creepy typo, it would seem that the Weinsteins just sat around on the rights for too long and they lapsed. According to the article in THR, it is unknown if Robert Rodriguez would be involved, or anyone else, really. Although the whole SIN CITY look has become a bit of a cliche since the movie burst upon people’s eyeballs, we’d still hit that for old times’ sake, anyway.