Now that creator Frank Miller, has secured all screen rights to his "Sin City" graphic novels, a TV series adaptation from writer Glen Mazzara ("The Walking Dead") and producer/director Len Wiseman ("Underworld"), is in doubt, with Miller looking to direct more of his works in film:
The original "Sin City" 'neo-noir' comics debuted in "Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special" (April, 1991), followed by Dark Horse Presents #51–62, May 1991- June 1992, as "Sin City", serialized in thirteen parts.
A film adaptation of "Sin City", co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, was released April 1, 2005. The sequel, "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For", was released August 22, 2014.
"...'Basin City', aka 'Sin City' in the American west, is hot and arid. A major river runs through the city, which has an extensive waterfront.
"Usually twice a year, a major downpour comes, and the city is prone to heavy snowfall in the winter. Desert lizards and palm trees are common, while tar pits, desert areas, mountain ranges and flat farmland make up the landscape around the city.
"The 'Basin City Police Department' are more or less paramilitary, dealing with incredibly high crime rates among criminals and civilians alike.
"The cops have access to 'heavy weaponry' and full body armor. Only a handful of the cops are honest.
"During the 'California Gold Rush', the 'Roark' family imported a large number of attractive women to keep the miners happy, making a fortune and turning a struggling mining camp into a thriving, bustling city.
"Over the years, as the Roark family migrated into other areas of business and power, these women ended up forming the district of 'Old Town', the prostitute quarter of the city where they rule with absolute authority..."
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