It’s been a busy year for Robert Rodriguez: In the past six months, he’s released Machete Kills, launched the From Dusk Till Dawn TV series, the first original series on the El Rey Network, which he owns, and—ahem—been on the cover of Texas Monthly. Instead of a well-deserved rest, though, Rodriguez is following all of that up with a sequel to one of his most successful films, 2005’s collaboration with comic book creator Frank Miller, Sin City.
The new film, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, maintains the stark, highly-stylized, extreme-contrast, black-and-white (with splashes of color) aesthetic of the original, and adds even more star power: Joining Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, and Rosario Dawson are Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Lady Gaga, Ray Liotta, and many more recognizable faces.
You can see all of those faces (albeit briefly) in the first trailer for the film, which provides a whiplash-inducing tour through Sin City. The film is scheduled for release August 22nd, but you can get your fix for the seedy side of Rodriguez and Miller’s world below: