Monday, December 27, 2004

Trailer of Geeky Intrigue - Sin City 

One of the trailers we saw before The Aviator was for Sin City, a film of which up to that point I had not been aware. It looks intriguing - not like Sky Captain, mind you, but intriguing nonetheless.

Like Sky Captain, this one has the live actors filmed on digital cameras in front of green screen, and the backgrounds will all be digitally inserted later. It also resembles Sky Captain in the color scheme, with the trailer being mostly black and white, but with carefully placed colors and spots of brilliant glare. Sin City is the project over which Robert Rodriguez resigned from the Directors Guild of America, which also forced him to resign from the now-titled John Carter of Mars. Ironically, that gig then went to Kerry Conran, writer and director of Sky Captain.

Sin City is based on the graphic novels of Frank Miller, whose co-directing credit was the reason Rodriguez resigned from the DGA. Quentin Tarantino also directed one segment. The cast is loaded with big names, such as Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Maria Bello, Elijah Wood, Carla Gugino, Michael Clarke Duncan, and on and on. Check out the promo photos on Yahoo! Movies.

Definitely a dark, noir, crime, sex and violence type of movie, but it looks cool. The Girl has already rejected the idea of seeing it, so I guess I'll be on my own for this one.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 1:56 PM