View Full Version : Teaser for Frank Miller's "The Spirit"

04 April 2008, 02:37 PM
Well a first impression (HD available as well)


The Spirit Teaser Trailer Hits
Source: Lionsgate
April 19, 2008

Lionsgate has revealed the teaser trailer for writer/director Frank Miller's big screen adaptation of Will Eisner's comic, The Spirit (, starring Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Paz Vega, Jaime King, Dan Lauria, Stana Katic, Johnny Simmons, Louis Lombardi. The classic action-adventure-romance hits theaters on January 16, 2009.


04 April 2008, 09:47 PM
for non US

btw the main char looks like M. Jackson lol :)

Btw looks amazing, very stylized towards comics, sweeeeeeet

04 April 2008, 03:26 AM
While I thoroughly enjoyed Sin City and thought the style was a breath of fresh air...does this mean all Frank Miller comic adaptions have to have that look?
I know he has a distinct drawign style and is a master of using balacks and negative space but I have to admit my first impression from this teaser was, "oh, this again...".
The wire work looked a little dodgy too.

04 April 2008, 05:11 AM
Some production pictures:

04 April 2008, 05:53 AM
Sigh. Why'd he have to go and crap all over The Spirit, and turn it into Sin City 2? Eisner's estate ought to punch him in the neck.

Oh well. At least we still have the original comics.

04 April 2008, 10:30 PM
The wire work looked a little dodgy too.


I hadn't heard of The Spirit before I saw the trailer but the lame wire work completely takes away from the "coolness" of the character and he just becomes a crappy actor.

04 April 2008, 11:36 PM
Yeah looks pretty lame - Think he should stick to his comics.

04 April 2008, 05:23 PM
I thought this looked quite promising.

And I liked the imperfections in the wire work. I think it makes it look more dynamic and realistic.

04 April 2008, 07:46 PM
I think ppl are being a bit to critical, wait for the movie or at least a more full length preview. I quite enjoy the style and hope more movies are made this way. I guess everytime a martial arts by jet lee of jackie chan movie comes out ppl say oh man not that again. You either like them or you don't!

I would say a movie with this style once every year and half is not over killing a style at all. Frank Miller in the movie industry to me is a breath of fresh air. 300 is in my top 5 favorite movies i have ever seen.

But that's just my opinion.

04 April 2008, 07:55 PM
I like that The Spirit wears Chuck Taylors. :D

Aside from that I'll wait for a more finished trailer before passing judgement.

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