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Frank Miller’s SIN CITY Hitting the Small Screen

Frank Miller’s SIN CITY Hitting the Small Screen

Frank Miller‘s Sin City has long been recognized as one of the most lauded and controversial comics out there. Its striking black and white visuals feature sparse spot colors that pop off the page in an unforgettable way. It looks like a whole new generation are about to discover Miller’s magnum opus with the announcement at Deadline that The Walking Dead and The Shield showrunner Glen Mazzara will helm a reboot of the black and white beast under TWC-Dimension. Looking to Len Wiseman–well known for the werewolf vs. vampire franchise Underworld–to direct, who hass previously delved into the delicate world of comic book adaptations with FOX’s Lucifer. The show will allegedly stick far closer to the original source material, which makes a lot of sense in the age of prestige long form storytelling.

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Miller’s dedication to blurring the borders between entertainment and exploitation have often distracted from the book’s iconic art. The series exponentially expanded its audience and turned Miller into a Hollywood director with 2005’s Sin City film, a collaboration with his thematic brothers in arms, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.

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With seven Sin City print collections spanning a decade, the most surprising thing about this announcement is that it hasn’t happened before. After the success of the first film and the cult following of the book, it’s likely that this delay has less been about the comic itself–though it does have plenty of critics–and more to do with Frank Miller himself.

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Frank Miller is one of comics’ most notorious creators. With a back catalog including seminal cape comics like The Dark Knight Returns and the criminally underrated The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Miller has always been a hotly debated presence in mainstream comics. Though his work on Sin City set him apart–capping off his meteoric rise of the ’80s and leading to his ascension as one of the superstars of the ’90s comic book industry–a number of unseemly outbursts, as well as a wealth of personal problems, took the sheen off Miller’s name in subsequent decades, publishing nothing notable except for one patently offensive indie book until 2016’s The Dark Knight III: The Master Race.

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This announcement and upcoming TV series could put Frank Miller back into the spotlight, and depending on the direction the show takes, help to rewrite his troubled legacy.

What are your feelings about Sin City? Contemporary classic? Style over substance? Or do you just wish studios would stop with the constant reboots? Let us know in the comments!

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