The Hollywood Reporter spilled the beans early on The Spirit movie adaptation. According to the industry mag, comic legend Frank Miller will be adapting and directing the flick. Will Eisner’s The Spirit – one of the most influential comics of all time – is being produced by Odd Lot Entertainment’s Deborah Del Prete and Gigi Pritzker who will also finance the film. Also producing is Michael Uslan.
According to Uslan, Miller is the best person to direct the film.
What makes Frank’s involvement with ‘The Spirit’ particularly poignant was his special relationship with Will Eisner, captured last year in the book ‘Eisner-Miller.’ You have two of the medium’s greatest storytellers of sequential art and cinematic comics discussing the compelling and controversial art form. (source Hollywood Reporter).
Miller was a co-director of Sin City, and knowing how well the movie was adapted from the graphic novels, I’m sure Miller will take Eisner’s source material and do the film justice. According to Uslan, Eisner gave his approval to the film before his passing last year.
Production should begin in about a year.
Via Hollywood Reporter (link)