Entertainment Weekly has published some new photos from the upcoming comic book sequel "Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" (thank god they added that "Frank Miller's" to the title, otherwise no one would have known whose film noir-inspired black-and-white comic book vision we were looking at) and honestly... they look almost exactly like photos from the first "Sin City," which at this point is almost a decade old. It was clear from the beginning that this kind of heightened, highly stylized comic book look had a ceiling. It appears we've reached that ceiling.
The magazine (via Coming Soon) has three new photos: one is of Jessica Alba, who is wearing slightly more clothing than she did in the first film (she's a mom now, people!) According to Miller, who once again co-directed with Robert Rodriguez, the Alba character has become way harsher in the years since the first movie. "She is sick of being treated – as she puts it – 'as a piece of ass,'" said the characteristically understated Miller.
The other photos are less, er, evocative – one is of Marv, the most memorable character from the comic book and movie, once again played by Mickey Rourke under pounds of prosthetic make-up effects. Additionally, we get our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character Johnny, a down-on-his-luck gambler. "He beat the wrong guy at poker," Rodriguez tells the magazine. In Sin City, that can't be good.
"Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," which also stars Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Juno Temple, and Ray Liotta, hits theaters on August 22nd. Only this time the black-and-white is in 3D! Um... yay?