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Did Weinstein/Dimension Films Allow Sin City Sequel Rights Lapse?

About two weeks ago, IESB reported a rumor that The Weinstein Co./Dimension Films had let the film rights to Sin City 2 expire.  The report was later debunked by MTV, who received an official statement from The Weinstein Co. attorney Bert Fields: “TWC’s rights to produce sequels to Sin City remain intact as they always have been. Any suggestion to the contrary is complete hogwash.”

Apparently, IESB may have been right after all.  THR reports that the rights to the Frank Miller sequel are being shopped around Hollywood “in what appears to be a sign that Dimension Films has lost rights to the property.”

The Weinstein Co./Dimension Films continue to maintain that they hold the rights to any sequel.

Sin City was released nearly four years ago on April 1, 2005, and thanks to a low budget of between $40-45 million, produced a respectable $158.8 million worldwide.

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