Frank Miller’s Sin City is coming back to our television screens for good after years of rumours that it will be brought back once again as a TV show. Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez had earlier produced sin City in 2005 as a movie which started Jessica Alba, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Eliminate Wood, Brittany Murphy and Benicio del Toro among others.
Sin City will make its way back to our screens courtesy of the guy that was in charge of the Walking Dead television show, Glen Mazzara. The 2005 movie was American neo-noir crime anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez based on Miller’s graphic novel of the same name.
Much of the film is based on the first, third, and fourth books in Miller’s original comic series, The Hard Goodbye boss, The Big Fat Kill and That Yellow Bastard.
The Sin City movie has bewitched fans for a long time especially since its release. The movie was particularly praised for its unique colour processing which rendered most of the film in black and white while retaining or adding colour to selected objects.
The Plot, which was mostly based on machine gun-carrying dominatrixes, Far East assassins, vengeance-obsessed ex-army men and various shady underground crime families made it a fan favourite and raked in money at the box office in 2005.
The visionary comics icon has recently adapted his neo-noir stories into feature films with director Robert Rodriguez, with the latest sequel and addition to the books, A Dame To Kill For, arriving in 2013.
Frank Miller will be collaborating with former Damien and Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara to bring Sin City to TV which is coming on the heels of Mazzara’s Damien, which is an adaptation of the classic horror movie The Omen. Unfortunately, Damien has being cancelled after only a single season on US channel A+E.
Ace producer and director, Len Wiseman, is also expected to work in the development of the show, bringing his experience with TV shows such as Hawaii Five-0, Sleepy Hollow, and more recently the DC Comics adaptation of Lucifer to television.
The television series of Sin City is expected to be closely similar to the comic book canons of Frank Miller much more that the feature films of Robert Rodriguez. The television show is expected to introduce simultaneous interacting realities within the show to link the various plots that will be aired.
While no television network has picked up the show yet, one thing you can take to the bank is the fact that it won’t take long before one of the top cable channels in the US will pick up the project and turn it into a viewers choice. There is no network attached quite yet, but we don’t expect it to take long before one of the US premium cable channels tries to snap up the project.
Frank Miller’s original comics ran from 1991 through to 2000, and despite the time frame, love for the series is still going strong. It is hoped that the magic of the movie can be replicated in the television show to give both lovers and new viewers the same captivating effect of old.