Dimension Films announced today that the highly anticipated sequel Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will open nationwide on October 4, 2013.

Casting is underway, with original cast members returning to work with directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, from their script co-written by Academy Award winner William Monahan.

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Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba are already confirmed to return.

The script and details of the film's story are being kept tightly under wraps. The remaining cast will be announced shortly with some huge names expected to fill the roles of Sin City's newest characters yet to be seen on the big screen.

The original Sin City broke new ground with its iconic stylish look and grossed over $160 million worldwide. Frank Miller'S Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will not only bring fans back to the world that Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller created, but will also add a new dimension by bringing their unique visual style to life in 3D.

The film will be released by Dimension Films in the US and Canada, and produced by Quick Draw Productions, AR Films, Miramax and Solipsist.

The film is expected to begin production this summer at Robert Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.