Rumors are swirling around Hollywood about a possible TV spin-off to the Sin City movie franchise.
Is the small screen even ready for the iconic and ultra-violent stories from the mind of comic book auteur Frank Miller? Bob Weinstein thinks so.
As Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For looms on the distant horizon (August 22, 2014), Weinstein wants to follow the release with a television series. Weinstein thinks the show could be produced by Rodriguez and Miller to insure continuity, but as of this writing nothing is set in stone.
In a recent profile about the Weinstein company in the New York Times, Harvey and Bob have come to see television as a “safer medium” to make some fast cash. In fact, the move to adapt Sin City into a TV series might be the first of many corporate moves designed to create a powerful TV production wing of the already monolithic movie company.
Rodriguez has taken an extraordinary amount of time on the sequel, which was first announced in the summer of 2011, so the possibilities of delays still exist as Rodriguez plans to shoot his third Machete film this year as well. Of course, there is no guarantee that either he or Miller would be involved, let alone what stories they would use, or what channel the series would play on. There was talk of the Weinstein’s doing something for HBO or Netflix, which would make a good home for the adult themes and ultra-violence that Sin City fans are accustomed to.
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