‘Sin City’ looks to get the small screen treatment

And after I pull off that miracle, maybe I’ll go punch out God…

2005’s Sin City is one of our generation’s noir films that blew fans away with its use of unique color palates and classic noir dialogue. Now, we have news that this great piece of cinema is set to hit the small screen!

According to Deadline, The Weinstein Company and Dimension are in the process of developing a TV reboot of Frank Miller’s Sin City. The series has brought on former The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara, whose credits include hit TV series Damien, Crash and The Shield, to pen the script.

Alongside Mazzara will be Len Wiseman, helmer of the Underworld franchise, who will direct the pilot. Wiseman also has TV credits with FOX’s Sleepy Hollow and Lucifer.

In terms of which network it will air on, the decision has yet to be made, but according to sources, many are interested. One of the unique aspects of the news is the decision to deviate from the films and introduce original characters and timelines within the Sin City universe.

Sin City originally appeared in Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special in 1991, and because of popularity, became a complete series that ran all the way until 2000. Created by Frank Miller, the noir comic run drew heavily on detective and crime pulp fiction,  utilizing strange metaphors and similes.

In 2005, the series was adapted in to a major motion film, with Frank Miller directing alongside Robert Rodriguez. With several of the comic storylines combined into a cohesive tale, the film hosts a stellar cast including Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Powers Boothe, Rosario Dawson, Benicio del Toro, Michael Clarke Duncan, Clive Owen, Rutger Hauer, Brittany Murphy, Elijah Wood, and Mickey Rourke.

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