Sin City 2, “Voyage,” “300” Updates

A couple of updates on various highly anticipated action tentpole films were published over the weekend thanks mostly to this being a busy time for movie press junkets and presentations:

Sin City 2
With the “Sin City” sequel prepping for a shoot early next year, the question has been hanging over whether Mickey Rourke would be returning for the role of Marv, the character he played in the 2005 film whom also figures into this one.

“It depends. It depends on how bad they want me. You feel me?… I did [like the character]. but I’m claustrophobic, so the the hours of makeup — You have to keep it on for about 13 or 14 hours a day. It’s latex and glue and that stuff that gets my eyes all red” says Rourke. [Source: Coming Soon]

Fantastic Voyage
James Cameron showed off footage from his 3D conversion of “Titanic” late last week and was asked how the planned remake of the 1966 sci-fi cult hit “Fantastic Voyage” is progressing.

Cameron says it’s about two thirds of the way there in the development process and this version will be much more emotionally inclined – “I gave him [writer/director Shawn Levy] my idea about how this should be turned into a love story and he’s really run with it”.

The central story sees a doctor going through troubled times in his marriage who finds himself miniaturised and injected into his gravely ill wife in order to save her life. [Source: Deadline]

300: Battle of Atemisia
With Warners moving forward on “300: Battle of Atemisia”, the Noam Murro-directed semi-sequel to “300”, the film’s producers Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari have given a brief update on how it’s going.

First up the pair have raved about Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad’s script, saying “They’ve done a tremendous job making a highly intelligent, epic story that will stand on its own. But it’s not a conventional sequel and, for what we do, that’s what you hope and pray for. That you can be original and authentic at the same time.”

Asked if Gerard Butler will be making a cameo, Nunnari says “It’s too early to say. but we know the answer.” No production schedule is yet set. [Source: Coming Soon]