By Lindsey Bahr
Updated June 11, 2014 at 06:37 PM EDT

Things are looking bleak for all of our antiheroes in the latest trailer for Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Co-directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez have been coy about the plot details so far — especially since two of the four stories are Miller originals, but now it seems they’re ready to tease specifics — including a ghost version of John Hartigan (Bruce Willis), who was killed off in the first film. Here, his presence seems to be driving Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba) to vengeance (and madness). We also get a glimpse into Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s mysterious, cocky gambler Johnny and how things devolve quickly after he decides to challenge Senator Roark (Powers Boothe) to a game of cards.

It’s the most revealing trailer yet, and no, we’re not just talking about the scantily clad femmes fatales.

Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For boasts an all-star cast, including Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, and Lady Gaga. The 3-D noir hits theaters Aug. 22.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

  • Movie
  • R
  • 102 minutes
  • Frank Miller
  • Robert Rodriguez