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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"
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