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.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is available legally everywhere.
HOLLYWOOD – The two men who yesterday went to see Sin City: A Dame to Kill For have been identified as Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez.
Staff at the Drafthouse cinema in San Antonio, Texas said they were astonished when two men who arrived separately bought tickets. One witness described the scene:
I was working the popcorn concession when I saw this dude in a cowboy hat and all dressed in black. He looked like someone’s uncle at a Cosplay party who’d come as Jack Parlance. He mumbled when he asked for the ticket and the girl had to ask him twice and then he shouted: ‘Sin City 2!!! SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR! Is that so f*cking hard?’ Then he apologized and wept.
What happened next?
Then this other Voldemort like dude came in. He was dressed in black as well. I got this feeling he’d been waiting outside because he was sort of counting you know one Mississippi, two Mississippi… He asked how business was and the girl said it was okay, except for that lame ass Sin City: a Dame to Kill For and he exploded. ‘It’s called Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. If you don’t get the title right, how can you expect people to know what film they’re going to see?’ Then he bought a ticket and some popcorn and went in.
The spotting was bizarre for many reasons, but especially because the two men had already seen the film for free at the premier.
Frank Miller’s Sin City 3: Whatever is due out in 2016.
SPARTA – The upcoming sword and sandal sequel 300: Rise of an Empire starring Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton and Rodrigo Santoro is going ‘to be entirely gay’, director Noam Murro has promised.
The new film departs from the original with some dazzlingly choreographed dance routines and some bitchy ‘This is Sparta’ style dialogue added by Sex and the City scribe Darren Star.
Mr. Star commented exclusively to The Studio Exec:
The original 300 directed by Zach Snyder was relatively gay – aimed mainly at a lot of teenage boys who didn’t know they were gay and sublimated it into a love of watching male torsos contorted in slow motion violence, with the occasional spurt of blobby fluid. But with 300: Rise of an Empire we’ve decided to absolute gay it up.
Star Eva Green said that she was principally attracted to the gayness of the piece.
If you read the history books, you’ll see that Sparta was a society based entirely on homosexuality, with the women being kept in semi-servitude as basically baby breeders. My character is kind of the fag hag of the piece, who basically wants to hang out with all the gays and dance to One Direction.
However not everyone is pleased with the new direction. Frank Miller – the author of the original graphic novel and noted conservative – said that the gayness was a betrayal of the purity of his vision of men stabbing each other in their nakedness, repeatedly, until everything was wet.
300: Rise of an Empire is bursting.