Frank Miller to Helm The Spirit
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
July 18, 2006
Ahead of the public announcement at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Frank Miller will adapt and direct The Spirit, created by Will Eisner and one of the most influential comics of all time.
Odd Lot Entertainment's Deborah Del Prete and Gigi Pritzker will co-finance and produce. Also producing is Batfilm Productions' Michael Uslan. Batfilm co-founder Benjamin Melniker will executive produce. Odd Lot's Linda McDonough and Batfilm's FJ DeSanto will co-produce.
Uslan said Miller was the ideal choice for the project. "What makes Frank's involvement with 'The Spirit' particularly poignant was his special relationship with Will Eisner, captured last year in the book 'Eisner-Miller,' " he said. "You have two of the medium's greatest storytellers of sequential art and cinematic comics discussing the compelling and controversial art form."