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Lionsgate has Spirit

May. 16, 2007by: Omar Aviles
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The Spirit After the enormous combined success of SIN CITY and 300, Lionsgate felt it was time to get into the Frank Miller business. They recently acquired the domestic and UK distribution rights to the noir drama THE SPIRIT, a live action adaptation of the 1940s Will Eisner comic of the same name, which Miller will direct from his own script. The story follows the titular masked crime-fighter as he defeats villains with cunning, expert know-how and (likely) melancholic, dramatic voice over. Production on THE SPIRIT is contingent on when the sequel to SIN CITY gets underway as Miller will once again be collaborating with Robert Rodriguez to bring us a second adventure of this hyper-stylized black and white world. Miller's samurai-in-modern- times comic "Ronin" was recently optioned and, in time, studios hope to turn Miller's entire body of work into a live action, CG-enhanced, hyper-stylized alternate reality. Because clearly that shit makes a shit-ton of box office moolah.

Extra Tidbit: The DC Comics one-shot "Batman/The Spirit", which debuted in Jan. 2007, by writer Jeph Loeb and artists Darwyn Cooke and J. Bone brought the Spirit into the DC Universe.
Source: Variety

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10:29AM on 05/18/2007
This could go either way... we don't know how good of a director Miller is, and the Spirit works great on paper, but isn't a very cinematographic charachter.
Eisner himself (Spirit's creator and writer/drawer) said that he's work was closer to theater's language than to film's
This could go either way... we don't know how good of a director Miller is, and the Spirit works great on paper, but isn't a very cinematographic charachter.
Eisner himself (Spirit's creator and writer/drawer) said that he's work was closer to theater's language than to film's
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5:03AM on 05/18/2007

Maybe better 2nd time around

Spirit should no be turned into Sin City. It has some gothic elements (his choice of home base for example) but he isn't really a gory nihilistic style character. He's actually pretty damn lively. Not really Zorro as someone mentioned though. He wears a mask, fights injutice and that's really where those 2 are the same. SIDE NOTE: suprised the EXTRA TIDBIT trivia didn't mention that this isn;t the first SPIRIT project. Sam Jones (Flash Gordon himself) once played him in an un-picked up t.v.
Spirit should no be turned into Sin City. It has some gothic elements (his choice of home base for example) but he isn't really a gory nihilistic style character. He's actually pretty damn lively. Not really Zorro as someone mentioned though. He wears a mask, fights injutice and that's really where those 2 are the same. SIDE NOTE: suprised the EXTRA TIDBIT trivia didn't mention that this isn;t the first SPIRIT project. Sam Jones (Flash Gordon himself) once played him in an un-picked up t.v. pilot. It wasn't classic.
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6:31AM on 05/17/2007

Campbell

How cool would it be to have 'the chin of chins' Ultra Cool Bruce Campbell (UCBC) to play The Spirit???
VERY COOL I THINK :-)
How cool would it be to have 'the chin of chins' Ultra Cool Bruce Campbell (UCBC) to play The Spirit???
VERY COOL I THINK :-)
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6:08AM on 05/17/2007
Well as long as this doesn't interfere with the filming of MACHETE, it actually sounds like it'll make for one cool movie. Let's hope they DO keep the old mask, however!
Well as long as this doesn't interfere with the filming of MACHETE, it actually sounds like it'll make for one cool movie. Let's hope they DO keep the old mask, however!
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11:34PM on 05/16/2007

Titular, huh?

Well, this is even before my time, so...whatever. I can't imagine Miller touching this without updating and gorifying it. He is a genuis of reinvention though. Sounds a lot like Zorro, which I expect Rodriguez to option soon after.
Well, this is even before my time, so...whatever. I can't imagine Miller touching this without updating and gorifying it. He is a genuis of reinvention though. Sounds a lot like Zorro, which I expect Rodriguez to option soon after.
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