Frank Miller is Getting Into "The Spirit"

by | July 19, 2006 | Comments

If you’re a comic book fan who’s not familiar with Will Eisner’s "The Spirit," it’s probably because nobody’s made a flashy movie out of it — yet. "Sin City" co-director Frank Miller aims to change that tune, as he’ll soon be bringing the masked detective to the big screen, and I bet it’ll look pretty fantastic.

According to Variety, "Comicbook artist Frank Miller will adapt and direct "The Spirit," based on comic legend Will Eisner’s classic strip, for Odd Lot Entertainment and Batfilm Prods.

"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.

Eisner, who died last year, is revered by comicbook fans. Industry’s top kudofest, to be held Friday at Comic-Con, is named after him."