Friday, November 16, 2007

What happened to you Frank?

Image from Comic Book Resources

So "the Goddamn Batman" writer Frank Miller is directing the new Spirt movie staring Gabriel Macht...fine.

The over-used and increasing tiring Eva Mendes is playing femme fatale Sand Saref...whatever.

So why on gods green earth is Frank Miller directing in front of a green screen for?!?!?! Doesn't The Spirit take place in a noirish urban landscape? Do we really need Lucas-like special effects on this one?!?! Can't we film it in New York City, as this quote would indicate:

There is one very specific aspect of Will Eisner's "The Spirit" that Miller was most keen to translate accurately into the film, but it's not a tiny one. "That would be the passion that Will and I always shared for New York City," Miller confessed. "You'll see some very familiar touches that come from Will Eisner and come from the city we both love."

I guess Miller trying to trudge out the style of Sin City. Hopefully, Frank did a better job on The Spirit screenplay that he did adapting his own material for the screen.

Then again, we are talking about the well-respect hack writer of "The Dark Knight Strikes Again" and "All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder", so I think I'll keep my hopes down...

On set with Frank Miller and "Will Eisner's The Spirit"
Comic Book Resources

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