Whoa! First Set Photos from Frank Miller's The Spirit
An excess of set photos from the all-green screen set of Frank Miller's The Spirit have been discovered. There is a problem with these photos - you can't look at them and expect the movie to look like that (at all). There is months and months of CGI work that has yet to be done. The colors, the costumes, nothing will be the same when we see it in its finished form on the silver screen. Know that going in - because some of these could shock you but I don't want it to cause anyone to have an adverse change in expectations. With that being said, feast your eyes on some of the best of the photos from Will Eisner's The Spirit.
We also debuted a brand spanking new banner for The Spirit yesterday that looks pretty badass (check it here). Don't be fooled - many people close to the production have said that despite the marketing makes this look like Sin City, it will definitely have its own distinctive style different from Sin City.
These come from Dark Horizons, where you can see a total of 40 of them including full-size versions.
All photos removed at the request of Lionsgate. The teaser trailer will officially be playing in front of Iron Man on May 2nd.
Down these mean streets a man must come. A hero born, murdered, and born again. When a Rookie cop named Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces from the shadows of Central City. The Octopus who kills anyone unfortunate enough to see his face has other plans. He's going to wipe out the entire city. The Spirit tracks this cold hearted killer from the 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 the 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. Lionsgate has set a release date of January 16th, 2009 for The Spirit.
What do you make of these rather unusual photos? Does Frank Miller have another classic in the works or is he experimenting too wildly?
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
This looks AMAZING. Many comic fans haven't been to keen on his recent take on Batman and his vision of the DC Universe in All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder, but I think Miller told great post-modern pulp noir with Sin City, and Will Eisner's classic pulp comic The Spirit was an inspiration to Mr. Miller, and I know he will treat one of his favorite characters with care on the big screen.
Ivan on Apr 4, 2008
That looks camper than a row of tents. They might as well be making a Scissor Sisters video.
Ricky Roma on Apr 4, 2008
love, love, love it. sam jackson looks awesome
kevin powers on Apr 4, 2008
Damn this loos so f-ing sick!!!!!! Eva Mendez looks so hot!!!
REAL6 on Apr 4, 2008
Looks great!!!! Sam Jackson looks cool, and Eva Mendes....she gets hotter every movie she appears in (hotter than ghost riders head in that movie :P)
chris^_() on Apr 4, 2008
For a sec there I never thought I'd find them, what with Liongates breathing down everyones neck. It looks interesting, but can a Sin City-esque movie not bore to tears with only a couple protagonists and a cast list barely a quarter as good as Sin City had? Methinks not.
paterick on Apr 4, 2008
Looks goodie I might have missed something here, but where's the follow up on Sin City? Thought I heard Frank talking about 3 films if the first was a success?
Munson on Apr 4, 2008
Ryan on Apr 4, 2008
why the hell they taking the pics down. dammit!!!!
REAL6 on Apr 4, 2008
Plus, I think so far this looks stylistically even better than Sin City, which to me still lacked pacing & fluidity. The transitions weren't very well handled. But w/ Miller at the helm, he'll get it right, just like he always does in his books. And the dames ain't a bad draw, either. 😉
Djo. on May 7, 2008
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