Four Directors Set to Adapt Will Eisner's 'A Contract with God'

July 28, 2010

Contract with God

Though many will agree that The Spirit may indeed be one of the worst comic book movies of all-time, that doesn't take away any of writer Will Eisner's influence on graphic novels and their eventual acceptance as true form of literature. As a matter of fact, Eisner's graphic novel which brought credibility to the medium is now heading to the big screen. THR reports A Contract with God will be adapted into a live-action film with directors Alex Rivera (Sleep Dealer), Tze Chun (Children of Invention), Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) and Sean Baker (Prince of Broadway) each helming one chapter of the story on screen.

A Contract with God is essentially the first illustrated story to break away from the comic book moniker to become the first graphic novel. The works within re-create the neighborhood of Will Eisner's youth through a quartet of four interwoven stories which express the joy, exuberance, tragedy, and drama of life on Dropsie Avenue in the Bronx. I cannot imagine such a seminal work will be easy to adapt to film and yet still appease fans of the classic graphic novel, but it will be interesting to see how this comes together. After all, it can't be any worse than the literal pile of shit that we saw on screen in The Spirit. Stay tuned! Anyone interested?

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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments


Hmmm... actually sounds interesting, although four separate directors on one film like this is a bit much. I started watching the spirit but never finished it. I liked it to be honest but sadly would never reccommend it to anyone.

Eli on Jul 28, 2010


"Literal pile of shit"... ha ha ha, brilliant!!

kinks! on Jul 29, 2010


i just think that The Spirit was... misunderstood

John Stamos on Jul 29, 2010


I liked the Spirit. The only problem was that it was a film that didn't take itself seriously when it was a film that SHOULD HAVE been taken seriously.

lamar on Jul 29, 2010


Yeah, agreed. The Spirit was definitely misunderstood.

Filip on Jul 30, 2010


The Spirit wasn't misunderstood. Everyone understood it well enough to know exactly what it was: a steaming, dick-sucking piece of shit.

Glass on Jul 31, 2010


Sounds interesting.

Fisherr on Aug 1, 2010

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