Nu kommer “The Spirit” instrueret af … Frank Miller???

Frank Miller to Helm The Spirit

Comic book artist Frank Miller will adapt and direct The Spirit, based on comic legend Will Eisner’s classic strip, for Odd Lot Entertainment and Batfilm Productions, reports Variety.

Miller made his helming debut co-directing Sin City — adapted from his graphic novel — with Robert Rodriguez.

The Spirit, which debuted in 1940, tells the story of a masked detective who is believed to be dead. Using a mausoleum as his home base, Eisner’s character fights crime in the dark shadows of Central City, using cunning and ingenious forms of punishment.

DC Comics has reprinted much of the comic series — Eisner’s best-known work — in hardcover form.

Odd Lot bought rights to The Spirit from Eisner, who passed away last year, in 2004. The producers are Del Prete, Pritzker, and Batfilm’s Michael Uslan (Batman Begins).

“I intend to be extremely faithful to the heart and soul of the material, but it won’t be nostalgic. It will be much scarier than people expect,” said Miller.

Miller said he’s putting together a treatment that consists in large part of panels from the “Spirit” strip. Shooting is expected to start in late spring.

Batfilm co-founder Benjamin Melniker is executive producing. Odd Lot’s Linda McDonough and Batfilm’s F.J. DeSanto will co-produce.

Betyder det at vi vil se The Spirit med maskinpistol, Ellen som prostitueret og Ebony som incestoffer eller er Miller i stand til at lave en film, der er tro mod Eisners univers? En sætning som “I intend to be extremely faithful to the heart and soul of the material, but it won’t be nostalgic” kan pege begge veje. Jeg holder vejret og venter på en film, som i alle tilfælde sikkert bliver visuelt imponerende …

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Ulf Reese Næsborg er født i 1971, og har læst tegneserier siden da, hvilket vil sige at han har læst stort set samtlige albumudgivelser i Danmark indtil starten af 90'erne, hvor han begyndte at læse overvejende udenlandske tegneserier. Læser mest amerikanske tegneserier, både fra 'de to store' og fra Indie-udgivere. Yndlingsforfatterne er Grant Morrison, skarpt efterfulgt af Alan Moore, men han har også et blødt punkt for Brian Michael Bendis, J. Michael Straczynski og Brian K. Vaughan. Han er manden bag tegneseriesiden og som sådan den man skal kontakte hvis man har generelle spørgsmål eller kommentarer til siden.

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