Interesting concept, but is it enough to rebuke all the rampant rumors stating that The Spirit is going to be crap?
Screen Rant's own Vic Holtreman was at Comic-Con this year for Frank Miller's Spirit panel. He tried to be upbeat about what he saw, but didn't sound too convinced, and he didn't feel the movie will have mass appeal. I happened to catch some of the footage leaked from Comic-Con before it was yanked off the Web, and, I have to say, he was being kind. (And this is coming from a Frank Miller devotee.)
However, I stand for the truth first and foremost: and in this case, the truth is that The Spirit is a movie that is going to be majorly offbeat, a bit awkward - yet stylistically ambitious as well. Basically the end result of Frank Miller being handed a camera and given (maybe too much?) free reign.
Finally, while the teaser trailer made The Spirit out to be a potentially cool movie, there's no doubt in my mind that the full trailer has managed to alienate a few viewers. But then again, we'll have to wait for Christmas day, 2008 to know for sure; I'm sure a lot of people underestimated Sin City when it came out, and look how well that ended up doing...
Check out the posters and let us know what you think.
New poster for The Spirit featuring... Gabriel Macht as The Spirit
New poster for The Spirit featuring Samuel L. Jackson as The Octopus
Source: Comic Book Movie