Lots of fans are skeptical of the upcoming film The Spirit, coming out Dec. 25 and being directed by Frank Miller, one of the most influential comic book writers of all time (Sin City, 300).
Miller made some changes to The Spirit, a comic written be legend Will Eisner.
According to MTV News, " Among those changes to the story was Miller’s decision to have the character return from the dead with a Looney Tunes-esque level of invulnerability and a special pheromone that makes him irresistible to women — two elements that didn’t exist in the original Eisner stories.
“The old Eisner comics were loaded with romance, beautiful and dangerous women, and that was a way to explain the sparks flying between the Spirit and every woman he meets,” Miller explained.
“I’m sure when this movie comes out it will stir up a fiery debate . . .,” Miller said. “People have been loving the way comic books have been reaching the screen, but I don’t like when everybody drinks the Kool-Aid. I like to shake things up and tell the story the best way possible. And I can tell you firsthand, that’s what Will Eisner liked too.”
Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the villain Octopus in the film, let people know that the fight scenes will be like they came right out of a comic book.
“['The Spirit'] is a comic book,” said Jackson. “You can call ‘The Dark Knight’ a comic book, but no, it’s a graphic novel. There’s a difference between a comic book and a graphic novel.”
“‘The Spirit’ is funny. It’s tongue-in-cheek, wry humor,” continued Jackson. “It’s sort of Wile E. Coyote with real people. We hit each other with big things [and] we’re both kind of indestructible, so it’s funny in that way. We get shot up, we get stabbed up, we just don’t die.”
The movie comes out Christmas. Check it out!