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“Sin City” sequel hires “The Departed” screenwriter

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Screenwriter William Monahan, Oscar winner for Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed,” has been busy lining up a stream of projects.

First came the news that he planned to reunite with Scorsese for a remake of director Karel Reisz’s 1974 drama (potentially with Leonardo DiCaprio in the role occupied by James Caan). Now THR is reporting that Monahan has been hired by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller to punch up their current script for “Sin City 2.”

The original “Sin” came out in 2005 and grossed $100 million worldwide. It’s unclear which stories Monahan will help shape for the sequel (and which surviving characters will show up on screen). Rodriguez mentioned to the trade while at Comic-Con that financing for the sequel had been secured, and that he’d begin shooting as soon as a script could be finalized. He even said they could begin as early as the end of this year.

That’s where Monahan comes in. His voice certainly fits the “Sin City” mold, though I’m hoping he collaborates with Miller, who is the brain child behind the original graphic novels that served as a blueprint for Rodriguez’s movie.

Knowing how fast Rodriguez works, don’t be surprised in “Sin City 2” finds a 2012 release date, especially if Monahan somehow hits the mean streets running.

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