Okay, so who is the genius that decided not to release this latest trailer for Frank Miller’s “The Spirit” earlier? You know, before all the bad whispering about the movie got started and grew and grew? IDIOTS! Now THIS is a trailer! One thing about the trailer immediately stood out that I hadn’t realized before — it may be noir and it may be mostly set in the good old days of Tommy gun packing gangsters, but everything else about the film seems to be modernized, including the machineguns and attack helicopters. It’s all very anachronistic and actually looks more like something Miller would do than the previous trailers. Whoever cut the trailer — much props, my man, I’m now actually excited about this movie again!
Adapted from the legendary comic strip, The Spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller (creator of 300 and Sin City). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the SPIRIT (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit’s beloved city as he pursues his own version of immortality. The Spirit tracks this cold-hearted killer from Central 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 our masked crusader. Surrounding him at every turn are Ellen Dolan (Sarah Paulson), the whip-smart girl-next-door; Silken Floss (Scarlett Johansson), a punk secretary and frigid vixen; Plaster of Paris (Paz Vega), a murderous French nightclub dancer; Lorelei (Jaime King), a phantom siren; and Morgenstern (Stana Katic), a sexy young cop. Then of course, there’s Sand Saref (Eva Mendes), the jewel thief with dangerous curves. She’s the love of his life turned bad. Will he save her or will she kill him?
Starring Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, and written and directed by Frank Miller. Based on the original comics by Will Eisner.