Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill for has a brand new trailer, featuring an extensive look at the predominantly black & white art-house, film-noir, super-violent, based-on the-comics-of-Frank-Miller, stylised thriller. It’s Sin City; let’s all kill this one dude. 

Sin City 2Joseph Gordon Levitt has some revenge to take in Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven and Lady GaGa are all newcomers, while Micky Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe are all returning to the franchise.

The trailer features nothing you wouldn’t expect; Joseph Gordon Levitt is a cavalier card player; Senator Rourke (Powers Boothe) is a supercilious monster whom everyone in the film wants dead, including Nancy (Alba) and Hartigan (Willis). At 2:25, there are more lines of scathing dialogue than in most movies put together. "Looks like trouble," Nancy says to Marv when confronted with a bunch of grunts. "Looks like Christmas." 

Watch the trailer for Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For here

One peculiar aspect of this new trailer comes right at the end when we see "Written by Frank Miller” pop up on screen. Miller and Rodriguez were supposedly sharing writing credits with William Monahan, so either The Departed writer is exactly that, or his suggests and contributions just didn’t make the cut. 

It’s also weird because Miller’s reputation has shifted somewhat since the first Sin City arrived to mixed-to-positive reviews. The disaster that was The Spirit got people questioning his directing skills, while some aggressive, inflammatory and downright strange right-wing comments have left some fans feeling alienated. And any fans that weren’t left feeling ostracized probably started feeling that way when he started provoking and mocking fans of his work.

Micky Rourke Sin City 2Micky Rourke is back for more in Sin City 2

“Sin City” is very unique. It’s not just the visuals. It’s the story and how it’s told and Frank’s storytelling that works when you’re looking at it in a book or in a film. It works in any way, shape or form,” said Robert Rodriguez in an interview with MTV back in 2012.  

“He’s just a great writer and visualist and storyteller with pictures in a way that’s different than what anyone else can think of. It’s so unique, and I think that’s why people keep asking for another “Sin City” in particular. In terms of just visuals and effects, yeah, it will evolve from the original, for sure.” 

One more cheesy line of dialogue? Death is just like life in Sin City," said Bruce Willis’ character, Hartigan. "It always wins." Sin City: A Dame To Kill For hits theaters August 22nd. 

Jessica Alba in Sin City 2Jessica Alba is up to her old Sin City tricks