While promoting his latest film, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D, director Robert Rodriguez discussed the plans for Sin City 2 as well as sequels to Machete, which will be titled Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again.
If anyone has been following Rodriguez for the past few years you will know that he’s been dropping rumors about Sin City 2 forever. First they had a shooting date and then they had script issues. He keeps bouncing around on the idea and I’m at that point in the road where I just assume that it’s never going to happen. I’d love a sequel to Sin City, I really would, but I hate when directors talk about a sequel just to keep the name fresh in our heads. Sure, this latest wave of news could be true, but I honestly don’t care at this point. Here is what he had to say, thanks to Collider.
Sin City 2 is going good, we’re just finishing the script for that, we already got the money. We have everything we need so we can just start shooting as soon as we get the pages. And it’s the same thing for Machete 2. We’ve already got the budget, just waiting for the script. As soon as we’re finished writing we get to start the shoot.
So apparently both films are in similar stages of development. I’m kind of confused as to how you can get a budget without a solid script. Don’t you base your budget off of what needs to be filmed? Maybe Rodriguez is just telling us what we want to hear or maybe he is actually close to getting some sequels off the ground, who really knows?
If Sin City 2 does manage to get off the ground he has mentioned that he wants to utilize 3D in way that has never been done before. That sounds fine and dandy, but I think 3D is the least of his worries. How about getting the production going first! Boy am I really sounding bitter towards Rodriguez and I don’t mean to be, but come on man! I can just see it now, finally after all these years we end up getting Sin City 2, but it ends up sucking because Rodriguez was too busy trying to revolutionize 3D that he forgot to include a story, resulting in Sin City 2 being a bunch of flashy black and white images with the occasional colored scene.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you want Sin City 2, and if so would you like it in 3D? Are you shaking in your boots for Machete Kills or Machete Kills Again?