HOLLYWOOD – The creator of Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has taken the extraordinary step of asking people to illegally download his film.
Frank Miller, creator of the graphic novels Sin City and 300, yesterday called for torrent sites and private individuals to try and pirate his new film Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, directed by Robert Rodriguez:
The fact is no one is seeing the film and I think if there was a good quality cam out there then perhaps word would spread and some people would also go to the cinema to see the film.
But surely you’re not encouraging people to infringe copyright?
Yes and no. Obviously illegal downloads are a terrible thing and they are killing the film industry. But on the other hand they do at least give an idea of how your film is and set off word of mouth. Normally I’d never condone such a thing, but the film is called Frank Miller’s Sin City. It ain’t called Frank Miller’s Virtue City. If you get me. I mean we’ve been sending screeners out like nobody’s business so that the download will be good quality. HD screeners as a matter of fact. But it’s almost as if no one can be bothered with the Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Powers Booth, Eva Green, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba and featuring Bruce Willis hit.