Robert Rodriguez baffled cast
Robert Rodriguez's extensive use of green screen confused his 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill' stars.
Robert Rodriguez's filming techniques confused his 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill' stars.
The director - who has helped create both big screen adaptations of Frank Miller's neo-noir graphic novel - used green-screen technology to film actors against a blank background in the sequel before filling in their surroundings digitally later on.
However, this has confused some of the stars who haven't worked with these techniques before - and actor Josh Brolin didn't quite understand when he first got on set.
Rodriguez said: "When Josh Brolin showed up, he said, 'Where's Mickey Rourke?' and I said, 'I filmed him already'.
"And he said, 'All my scenes are with Mickey?! He's carrying me around and we're drinking together and he's driving me in cars!'
"And I'm like, 'I know, I'll figure it out when I get there, and it will work because I've done it before.' "
The advanced and unique techniques used by Rodriguez match the graphic novels intense, gritty style because he wants to "do right by" a "magical" series.
He added: "I wanted to go further towards what the books originally offered. When you have a property like this that's magical, you want to do right by it."