Macht will play the title character, a man who has faked his own death so he can battle crime from the shadows of Central City. He runs up against the Octopus, a villain who’s bent on wiping out the entire city and kills anyone unlucky enough to see his face.
Macht had to audition with all the other actors who wanted to role.
“We think Gabriel has a devilishly charming quality, and the dry wit that embodies the Spirit, and we wanted to do this with someone who can embody this character for the next few years, because we anticipate we’ll be making more than one Spirit movie,” said Lionsgate prexy of film production Mike Paseornek.
The picture will begin shooting in October, and is expected to be in theaters in 2009.
According to Miller, the story he is adapting is the 1950s Sand Saref – which I reviewed yesterday.