Actress lets slip that the long-awaited sequel is finally about to go into production

The long-awaited sequel to Sin City will begin shooting in November this year (2012), star Rosario Dawson has revealed.

Co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller based on Miller’s series of graphic novels, the original Sin City was a big critical and commercial success in 2005. Shot in black and white but using flashes of colour to highlight selected objects, the crime thriller boasted a large ensemble cast including Dawson, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Clive Owen and Mickey Rourke.

Sequel rumours circulated for several years, before a follow-up movie finally went into pre-production this April (2012). Rodriguez and Miller, returning as co-directors, gave the sequel an official title: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Soon afterwards, Dawson, Alba, Rourke and Owen all signed up to reprise their roles.

The sequel was expected to begin filming this summer (2012), but no production announcement was made. However, Dawson has now let slip that the start date is imminent. During an interview with MTV News, she said: “I’m not sure if I’m supposed to say that, but I’m going to say November, I’m going to be honest and put it out there. It’s very soon. Very excited.”

She also revealed that the sequel will tell a story that takes place before the events of the first film, saying: “It’s sort of a prequel to the Sin City we’ve already watched, so you’ll understand the references we were making in that one.”