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Sequels: 'Sin City' Sequel Gets Release Date; Alba, Rourke Returning, 'Blade Runner 2' To Feature Female Protagonist

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Among the list of highly anticipated sequels, Robert Rodriguez's Sin City sequel, A Dame To Kill For certainly ranks among the tops. The sequel has certainly be progressing quickly since officially being announced a few months ago, though The Departed screenwriter William Monahan had been working on the script for quite some time.

Today Dimension Films announced that Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will arrive in theaters October 4, 2013, giving them plenty of time to shore up casting and shorten that title.

Two cast members were also confirmed to return; Jessica Alba will reprise her role of Nancy Callahan and Mickey Rourke will return as Marv. The remaining cast will be announced soon with some big names expected to fill the new roles in the film, specifically in the titular character known as Ava in the six-part Dark Horse Comics series.

Blade Runner 2

While most of the attention is on Ridley Scott's upcoming Prometheus, the director spoke at great length with The Daily Beast about another sequel. Scott plans to re-launch the Blade Runner franchise with a new take on the material and considering the contentious relationship he has with the first film's star, Harrison Ford, Scott has decided on one thing – the gender of the protagonist.

"Funny enough, I started my first meetings on the Blade Runner sequel last week. We have a very good take on it. And we'll definitely be featuring a female protagonist."

THR reports that original Balde Runner scribe Hampton Fancher will write the sequel, which will be set "some years into the future after the first film ended."

Who would you like to see star in Scott's Blade Runner sequel? Might he turn to Prometheus stars Charlize Theron or Noomi Rapace or cast a different actress?

And speaking of Prometheus, you knew Fox's marketing team couldn't let a day go by without releasing some kind of promotional item. Here's the latest international poster for the film which opens domestically, June 8.

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