This was announced a while ago, but now we’re getting some more details. Frank Miller could not attend NY Comic Con this past weekend because of a broken hip (he slipped on some ice), but he left an email for producer F.J. DeSanto to read at the opening of The Spirit panel:
Sometimes life really sucks. I slipped on a patch of black ice on a Manhattan sidewalk, smashed my left hip to bits and have spent the last bunch of weeks undergoing medical procedures and losing out on all these chances to tell everybody how much fun I’m having writing ‘Will Eisner’s The Spirit.’ Don’t go expecting a nostalgic tongue-in-cheek romp here. Remember, remember how scary Eisner got whenever he chose to. Remember how he broke your heart with the story of San Serif, so expect some hair-pin turns, some dead end back alley madness, the wet kind. Get set, we’re on our way to some dark places.
Sounds good to me!
Superhero Hype has an awesome review of the panel. The Spirit will be set in contemporary times instead of the 40s or 50s to give it a more timeless feel. Expect to see some femme fatales in the mix to stir up trouble for the Spirit. Miller has been drawing pages of scenes that occur between panels of the original comic. Those would make an amazing book! The film might also use the same technology that brought Sin City to life. Oh man, it’d be awesome to see Robert Rodriguez and Troublemaker Studios teaming up with Miller again!
In closing, Uslan dropped some hints about some of his future projects including a Captain Marvel/Shazam project and The Shadow that he’s developing with Sam Raimi. Please let it be better than that Alec Baldwin crapola.
More movies from Miller I say! They should have let him direct Daredevil!