‘SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR’ Gets Release Date; Alba and Rourke Confirmed.

Wee! The Sin City Hopes You’re Not Tired Of Its Visual Motif  train continues onward! Into the sky! Into infinity! Into theaters next October! Oh, look at that segue. The touch. The power.

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Ever since “Sin City” proved to be a robust hit on its release in April 2005, talk has percolated about a sequel. After all, the film was relatively inexpensive to make, and there were plenty more stories fromFrank Miller’s source material comics that could lead to another film. But between the ups and downs of the  Weinstein Brothers’  Dimension Films, the busy-ness of co-director  Robert Rodriguez, and the difficulty of re-assembling the all-star cast, it was much-discussed, but never quite came together.

But that’s all changed recently: Oscar-winner  William Monahan  (“The Departed”)  was brought on board  to work on the script, Rodriguez  announced  that he and creator Miller would be shooting the film this summer, once he’s wrapped on “Machete Kills,” and we even got  a teaser poster  for the project a few days back. And now, more than ever, the film seems to be set in stone, as a press release from the  Weinstein Company  announces that “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” (for that is it’s full title) will hit theaters on October 4th, 2013, almost exactly eight-and-a-half years after the release of the original.

Eight-and-a-half-years? I don’t feel clever anymore. I feel old.