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“Sin City 2” now has script and financing, says director Robert Rodriguez

“Sin City 2” now has script and financing, says director Robert Rodriguez (photo)

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After the success of 2005’s “Sin City,” it seemed like only a matter of time before more of Frank Miller’s gloomy, brutal, noir-infused comics made their way to the big screen. But after six years, and the poor reception of Miller’s “Spirit” adaptation, a second “Sin City” has yet to materialize. So imagine our surprise when Robert Rodriguez, the co-director of the first film, announced that the sequel is just about ready to start filming.

Speaking with We Got This Covered, Rodriguez took a break from enthusing about the new “Spy Kids” movie to indulge the interviewer’s questions about sequels to both “Sin City” and “Machete.”

Rodriguez noted that for both films, budgets were already in place, and that they were just waiting on finished scripts, saying, “as soon as we’re finished writing we get to start the shoot.” Late last month at San Diego Comic-Con, however, Rodriguez claimed that Miller had already written a script for “Sin City 2,” which could possibly indicate some changes from the cartoonist’s first draft.

As of now, there’s no word on a cast for the second “Sin City” flick, but if the rumors are true and it features the story “A Dame to Kill For,” it could see the return of both Mickey Rourke as Marv and Jessica Alba as Nancy. The film will also reportedly include two new stories created specifically for the sequel, with one titled “The Long Bad Night.”

What do you think about a second “Sin City” movie? Are you ready to give the director of “The Spirit” another chance to wow you? Let us know below or on Twitter or Facebook.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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