Sunday, February 20, 2005

Sin City the movie

Sin City movie poster with Clive Owen Posted by Hello

If you haven't yet seen the trailer for Sin City, then you need to get to it. It is a very stylish and interesting comic, and it looks like the movie producers/director are making an effort to be true to the original. Robert Rodriguez even took Frank Miller (creator of the comic) on as a co-director when producing the movie.

And if you need anymore reason to see it, it has Clive Owen, who is absolutely gorgeous and made King Arthur worth seeing just for him. There are five different movie posters, and I picked the one with him.

The film also has a really cool website with clips of all the characters, most with pictures of their comic book counterparts.

Info about the movie:
Robert Rodriguez (“Spy Kids,” “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”) and comic book icon Frank Miller co-direct SIN CITY, based on the series of graphic novels created, written, and illustrated by Miller. SIN CITY is infested with criminals, crooked cops and sexy dames, some searching for vengeance, some for redemption and others, both. The film incorporates storylines from three of Miller's graphic novels including 'Sin City,' which launched the long-running, critically acclaimed series, as well as 'That Yellow Bastard' and 'The Big Fat Kill.'
Rodriguez, along with Miller, translated these legendary stories from page to screen by remaining absolutely faithful to the look, feel and dialogue of the books.
SIN CITY stars Bruce Willis as Hartigan, a cop with a bum ticker and a vow to protect stripper Nancy (Jessica Alba); Mickey Rourke as Marv, the outcast misanthrope on a mission to avenge the death of his one true love, Goldie (Jaime King), and Clive Owen as Dwight, the clandestine love of Shelley (Brittany Murphy), who spends his nights defending Gail (Rosario Dawson) and her Old Towne girls (Devon Aoki and Alexis Bledel) from Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro), a dirty cop with a penchant for violence.


McVane said...

Oh, yeah, I remember that trailer. There was a lovefest over it on Alison Kent's blog a few months ago. I haven't seen that poster before. *beam* Thank you very much for that! :D

meljean said...

This is my first time seeing the poster, too! *happy dance* Ah, man, I love finding people who love comics/movies AND romance as much as I do.

Love the unicorn theme, btw -- and The Last Unicorn? Best. Movie. Ever -- or at least tied with my top ten, depending on my mood :D Love the book even more.

Beverly said...

Hi and welcome Meljean!
The Last Unicorn is one of my absolute favorite movies (I have about five I can't choose between) and I loved the book too. Did you know a remak is in the offing with many of the original cast reprising their roles?
I also like seeing other comics fans online. I only became interested in/aware of comics in the last five years or so. Growing up, comics were "bad influences" like most TV and movies. But I like all the things that are bad influences on me.