'Spy Kids' director Robert Rodriguez has got the green light to bring the acclaimed graphic novel series 'Sin City' to the big screen.

Variety reports that shooting is to begin next month in Texas after Rodriguez got the go-ahead from Dimension Films.

Rodriguez has already shot the film's opening with actors Josh Hartnett and Marley Shelton and is now casting the remaining roles.

'Sin City's author, the comics legend Frank Miller, has been made co-director on the project by Rodriguez.