Must Watch: Frank Miller's The Spirit Back in Action
Late last night we debuted the brand new, funky trailer for Frank Miller's The Spirit, but alas Lionsgate had it removed by the morning. Now it's back in action, fully available for your viewing pleasure below. Giving this a second shot, I must say it does look slightly more badass watching the action and style at the end of the trailer in high definition. The first half is still ridiculously weird, and I have no clue if they were going for the Bond music video kind of shots, but by the end it finally gets into the actual "good parts." Overall I really don't know what the heck the story is going to be about, since there is no explanation or development in this trailer, but hopefully that's one of the stronger elements of this movie. And I ask again - hopefully Frank Miller doesn't let us down, but he hasn't so far has he?
Watch the new trailer for The Spirit:
You can also watch the The Spirit trailer in High Definition on Yahoo
Adapted from the legendary comic book series created by Will Eisner, The Spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance written for the screen and directed by genre-twister Frank Miller. It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he's going to wipe out Spirit's beloved city as he pursues his own version of immortality. The Spirit tracks this cold-hearted killer from Central City's rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront… all the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill our masked crusader.
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. The Spirit will hit theaters everywhere on December 25th, Christmas Day, later this year.