First Look: Scarlett Johansson and Samuel Jackson in Frank Miller's The Spirit
The buzz is finally starting to pick up for Frank Miller's The Spirit. A week ago we posted a series of set photos which were quickly removed by Lionsgate. And coming next Saturday, April 19th, live from the New York Comic Con, is the official trailer for the film. In what seems like a desperate attempt to clean up the mess from last Friday, Lionsgate has released two official fully rendered stills from the movie. One is of Scarlett Johansson as the femme fatale Silken Floss, who is the secretary and accomplice of The Octopus, played by Samuel Jackson - who is in the second photo. Might be worth taking a look at these to see the difference the final look makes.
Thanks to the guys over at IGN for debuting these exclusively. We'll get to see the full trailer in just over a week, so hold tight and stay tuned!
The Spirit is both written and directed by legendary comic book author Frank Miller, who previously worked with Robert Rodriguez to direct segments of Sin City. The film is based Will Eisner's newspaper comic strip of the same name that originally debuted in 1940. Lionsgate has set a release date of January 16th, 2009 for The Spirit.
Bland? Or a hint of something amazing that we will see more of on the 19th?