Sin City Set to Be Rebooted As Television Series

Posted 2017/06/01 0 0

Frank Miller has begun assembling his production crew for the upcoming 'Sin City' television series.


Deadline reports that The Weinstein Company and Dimension are developing a TV reboot of Frank Miller’s Sin City. Former The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara, whose further credits include The Shield and The Omen, is set to pen the script, which the outlet says will be a “departure from the films” and will introduce original characters and timelines to the world of Sin City. Also working on the project as a producer and director is Len Wiseman, who previously shepherded Sleepy Hollow, Hawaii Five-0 and the DC Comics adaptation Lucifer to television. Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For) will oversee this and produce with Miller, Mazzara, Wiseman and Bob & Harvey Weinstein.

Deadline also notes that television networks are beginning to inquire about the project, but given the mature content of the graphic novels and the original films, you can probably rule out basic cable channels (unless CBS is determined to go in a vastly different direction over the next few years). No word yet on whether Rodriguez and Miller will be involved in the newest version of the series.

Frank Miller began writing and drawing Sin City in the early 90s, starting with The Hard Goodbye. Heavily inspired by film noir, the series is an anthology about the residents of Basin City, many of them living on the wrong side of the law as they navigate through the different territories and criminal organizations within the city. Released in 2005, Sin City was directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller and starred many big-name actors, including Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Benicio Del Toro, Jessica Alba, Clive Owen and the late Powers Boothe. The sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, premiered in 2014, nine years later.

A TV adaptation certainly seems like better fit than a movie, which were a sequence of branching stories containing deadly assassins and dodgy crime families. No network has been attached to the project, but we’re sure it’ll generate interest considering its huge cult appeal.