Following the recent sad passing of Michael Clarke Duncan, Dennis Haysbert has been drafted in to replace him as Manute in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, and has been talking about how he intends to make the character his own.
“I haven't finished working out to the capacity that I need to, but he's going to be different,” says Haysbert. “This is playing as a prequel, so it should work out.
“It's going to be my character,” he continues, “but I've spoken extensively with Frank Miller and Robert [Rodriguez] about what they want with the character and yes, it has to have some feel of what Michael did but I have to make it my own.”
Meanwhile, Haysbert has also shared some insight on how the process works with Rodriguez and Miller as dual directors.
“Robert sets up the camera and he does a lot of the hands-on directing,” he says, “but Frank is very astute and very good at watching from a distance and just coming in and popping in a few things in your ear that really solidifies it.
“Because he comes from that comic-book approach and everything is storyboarded, you have a clear idea as to what you want to do and what he wants. It's a very cool process.”
Co-starring Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen and Jessica Alba, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will open in the US on 4 October 2013.
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