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Forums Index -> Out of Genre Experience -> Frank Miller To Write/Direct "The Spirit"!
Chainsaw
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:14 pm  Reply with quote



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http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/va/20060719/115331503300.html

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More than four decades after Will Eisner created him, "The Spirit" -- one of the most influential comics of all time -- is coming to the big screen.

The movie will be adapted and directed by Frank Miller ("Sin City"), who will be on hand for the public announcement Saturday at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Unlike most comic book heroes, the Spirit (real name: Denny Colt) is not endowed with special powers or wealth. He is a regular guy who is thought to have been killed by an archvillain's experiments but instead returns to fight evil from his secret lair in a cemetery.

"He was out to save his neighborhood from corrupt politicians, corrupt cops, evil guys and to protect his neighbors because one guy can make a difference," said Michael Uslan, one of the project's producers.

Production is slated to begin in about a year. Miller already is working on a draft but must first finish "Sin City 2," said Deborah Del Prete, whose Odd Lot Entertainment banner will co-finance and produce "The Spirit."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter



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To use the saucy language, le Fucking Awesome!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:47 am  Reply with quote



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Wow, who knew hanging with a director made you qualified to be a film director. My friend Phil is an actor, so I guess I can start acting in films now.

Oh yeah... if it looks good enough, I'll see it. Spirit rules all.

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Walter Paisley
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:06 am  Reply with quote



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Yeah, Miller's directing abilities are still a big question mark . . . but the script has a good chance of being kick-ass.

Comingsoon

That whole "scarier than people expect" bit both intrigues/kinda worries me, because for some reason my mind reads it as "more like The Shadow," who I would love to see get a good screen adaption . . . but ya know, in his own movie.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:08 am  Reply with quote



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Walter Paisley wrote:
Yeah, Miller's directing abilities are still a big question mark . . . but the script has a good chance of being kick-ass.

Comingsoon

That whole "scarier than people expect" bit both intrigues me . . . and makes me wish that someone would also give THE SHADOW another go.


I agree.

I think "The Shadow" is a great movie, but I would like a darker more edgy tone.
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Walter Paisley
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:22 am  Reply with quote



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I loved the fuck out of it when it came out, but I got a little bitter toward it when I did some back reading and realized how scary The Shadow could have been . . . maybe it needs a rewatch.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:55 pm  Reply with quote



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Who knew wriing screenplays made you qualified to be a director? Oh wait. What does that even mean? Tarantino sold a script and made his film with nothing. Why does Frank Miller have to "qualify" for anything?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:07 pm  Reply with quote



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Didn't See It Coming wrote:
Who knew wriing screenplays made you qualified to be a director? Oh wait. What does that even mean? Tarantino sold a script and made his film with nothing. Why does Frank Miller have to "qualify" for anything?


No, you're right. I crossed him off too prematurely. I am a fan of Miller's, I think most of what he's done is great. I'll be open minded about "The Spirit". Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:24 pm  Reply with quote



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Well, Miller learned from QT on the set of Sin City, and he has a wonderful visual style from his years as an illustrator. At least it isn't Stephen Sommers.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:27 pm  Reply with quote



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In the end, the only thing I'm certain of is that he's gonna treat the character with respect, so I'm happy.
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