Nudity in promotional image ruled out by Motion Picture Association of America

A poster for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For starring Eva Green has been banned by the Motion Picture Association of America.

The poster, which you can see above, was dismissed for showing Green in a state of undress. A statement released by the MPAA board states that the specific reasoning behind the ban was Green’s “nudity — curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown.”

Speaking previously about the sequel, director Robert Rodriguez said: “I was just here with Frank Miller [creator of Sin City graphic novel] and we were watching it last night. [We] finished the cut, effects are being done and it will come out in August.

“[Miller] watched it last night with me and then at the end he said, he didn’t have any comments, he was very happy with it,” he added. “And he said, ‘now, about part three’… So he’s already there on part three!”

Co-directed by Rodriguez and Miller based on the latter’s series of graphic novels, the original Sin City was a hit with critics and film fans back in 2005. Other new names set to star in the sequel include Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven and Juno Temple, while Lady Gaga is also set to make a cameo appearance.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will be released in the UK on August 29