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“The Departed” screenwriter enlisted for “Sin City 2”

“The Departed” screenwriter enlisted for “Sin City 2” (photo)

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At this point, it’s become hard to believe we’ll ever see a sequel to “Sin City,” Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s 2005 film based on Miller’s gritty comic book series. However, some recent news about the project could mean there are still signs of life from “Sin City 2.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rodriguez and Miller have enlisted Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan to work on a draft of the film’s script. Monahan, who won an Academy Award for adapting the 2006 film “The Departed,” will be working on a rough script written by Miller himself.

Earlier this month, Rodriguez announced that “Sin City 2” had both an initial script and financing, and that filming could begin before the end of the year. This news followed an announcement during Comic-Con in July that “Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For” (as it’s being called for the moment) would happen this year if it’s ever going to happen at all.

As for the film’s plot, Rodriguez previously indicated that the film will feature three stories — one from Miller’s original A Dame To Kill For comic and two new stories (various sites have reported that the name of one of the new stories is “The Long Bad Night”). Rodriguez has also said he plans to shoot the film in 3-D.

As for Monahan, the writer has been busy since winning the Oscar. Along with “Sin City 2,” he’s currently working on a script for the Tom Cruise film “Oblivion” (also based on a graphic novel), as well as another project set to be directed by Martin Scorsese, a remake of the 1974 film “The Gambler.”

Think we’ll ever see “Sin City 2”? Is Monahan a good choice to shape the film’s script? Chime in below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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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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