Fans have been eagerly waiting quite some time for the sequel to Sin City and at the press day for Rosario Dawson’s new indie drama, Explicit Ills, the vivacious actress opened up a little about the progress on Sin City 2. She also talked to us more about “O.C.T” (Occult Crimes Taskforce) and a possible film adaptation of the comic.
Q: Jamie King said she’s read the “Sin City 2” script. Have you? Rosario Dawson: No, I have not. She’s working with Frank [Miller] to possibly produce something together. I just talked to Frank about it though and said he finished it a couple of months ago so I’m really excited to get it going. Supposedly it’s going to happen in 2009.
Q: Did he tell you anything specifically about the script? Dawson: I get to wear a mask in this one. Is that specific enough?
Q: Where you would like to see your character go in the next film? Dawson: Gail? I think Gail is pretty much Gail. What you see is what you get. I don’t think she’s going to be poppin’ out any babies and singing any songs or anything like that. What’s actually really fun about it is that we get to investigate it a little bit more into the storyline that was actually in “Sin City 2” – that middle chapter which is where Gail mostly was. Investigate a little more as to who is this man and what are they talking about when he’s got a different face.
Q: What’s going on with your comic book? Dawson: O.C.T.? We’re in the process of ascertaining the rights back from Dimension [and] taking it possibly someplace else.
Q: But what about actually the series? Dawson: Oh the book. We have a miniseries that we wrote over a year ago that we’re still getting things done. Our artist does all the art from cover to cover. It’s not something we’re obviously getting paid to do. It’s a real love passion kind of project. I think we’re going to have a preview book that we’re going to put out at San Diego Comic-Con and that will have some stuff from the miniseries. Eventually we’ll be hopefully be able to put that out by next year.
Q: Would you ever like to make a movie based on your comic book? Dawson: Yeah, that’s what I’m saying. We’re developing it. We had it with Dimension and we’re starting to see about it taking it someplace else. We’ve got writers that we really like and it’s about greenlighting a picture. The more you all talk about it the more possible that will be so help me out a little bit.