Mickey Rourke is a tough actor to work with.
He’s a brilliant actor to watch, but tends to butt heads with the brass and many times his directors themselves.
Rourke starred in 2005’s Sin City and his performance had been met with rave reviews. Talks of a sequel had been looming since the film premiered. Director Robert Rodriguez was interested and the material that the film was based on lent itself to more installments. After hemming and hawwing, it appears Rourke may now be ready to get back in the makeup chair for the sequel.
Hit the jump to find out about the film and what Rourke had to say.
It was confirmed last year that the film would feature Nancy Callahan and Marve, Jessica Alba and Mickey Rourke’s characters respectively. The graphic novel and film’s writer Frank Miller had this to say:
‘Sin City’ number two is primarily an adaptation of the book ‘A Dame to Kill For’. It also features the short story, ‘Just Another Saturday Night’ and two new stories. One involving Jessica Alba’s character, Nancy Callahan, that I came up with for the movie in order to tie things together and make it be more united with the first.
The film was a big comeback performance for Rourke and, despite not wanting to wear the heavy prosthetics again, he actively considering the film:
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…
How bad they want him is likely Rourke’s way of saying that it depends on the money. Rourke’s performance is one of the strongest in the original film and it would be a shame to see him left out of the new film because of contract negotiations.
Sin CIty: A Dame to Kill For is set to lens soon, eyeing a release date of October 4th, 2013.