It was reported earlier this month that Dimension had lost the rights to the sequel, and the filmmakers were seeking another studio to make the film at, with Universal Pictures mentioned as a possibility. That report was quickly refuted by The Weinstein Co./Dimension lawyer Bert Fields who called the story "hogwash."
Now it seems that producers have been getting offers for the rights from the estate of Frank Miller, who created the original graphic novel the original Sin City film and the sequel are based on. It seems that Miller is searching for a new studio to set up the sequel at. Director Robert Rodriguez, who directed the first film, has strong ties to both Miller and The Weinstein Co., and it is unclear as to what his involvement may be. The Weinstein Co. said Wednesday that it stood by the statement made by Fields.
We'll certainly keep you posted on any updates regarding this highly-anticipated sequel as soon as more information is available.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For comes to theaters October 4th, 2013 and stars Jamie Chung, Jessica Alba, Alexa Vega, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Michael Madsen, Dennis Haysbert. The film is directed by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez.