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Get ready for more black-and-white murderous mayhem: Details have been announced for the sequel to 2005's hit R18 film Sin City.

Both Jessica Alba and Mickey Rourke will return for Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For, which will be co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller - the creator of the comic book series the original film was based on.

Entertainment Weekly also reported that Sin City 2 would be released on October 4 in 2013, and filming - in 3D - would be begin later this year.

In the original film, Alba played stripper Nancy Callahan working in a bar.

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A press release said "the remaining cast will be announced shortly with some huge names expected".

- Herald online