Robert Rodriguez (SPY KIDS franchise, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO) has signed on to direct the screen adaptation of Frank Miller's classic crime saga, SIN CITY. The feature will be based on the three graphic novels SIN CITY, THAT YELLOW BASTARD and THE BIG FAT KILL. Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellan will produce the project through their Troublemaker Studios. Andrew Rona and Brad Weston, co-presidents of Dimension, will oversee the project for the studio.
"Robert Rodriguez came to me with a bold, coherent plan for bringing my baby to the screen," said Miller. "I'm jumping at the chance. This is gonna be a whole new kind of crime movie."
Rodriguez said, "This is the first time a graphic novel will be treated with absolute respect in how it is brought to the life. My pitch to Frank was that I didn't want to adapt SIN CITY, but rather translate it to the screen. I also wanted him involved in every aspect of the production, including sharing in the directing. If you look at his books, you see that in a way they are already the best written, shot, and directed 'movies' never seen in a theater."
"We are tremendously excited to have such a visionary filmmaker as Robert Rodriguez bring his unique perspective to SIN CITY," said Dimension chairman Bob Weinstein.
Miller has become a comicbook legend creating the character Electra and the acclaimed graphic novel, DARK KNIGHT RETURNS.