The film is currently in pre-production and does not have a title at this time.
A new Phables updates today. This one is a story from 1986 about a crime — and help from an unexpected source. It also has a moral that holds added resonnance in this summer of increasing crime in this city: When we stand together, crime doesn’t stand a chance. I’m really proud of this one and I hope you like it, too.
Miller to Adapt the Spirit[VARIETY] Comic book artist Frank Miller will adapt and direct The Spirit, based on comic legend Will Eisner’s classic strip.
Miller co-directed Sin City with Robert Rodriguez.
The Spirit, which debuted in 1940, tells the story of a masked detective who is believed to be dead. Using a mausoleum as his home base, Eisner’s character fights crime in the dark shadows of Central City, using cunning and ingenious forms of punishment.
“I intend to be extremely faithful to the heart and soul of the material, but it won’t be nostalgic. It will be much scarier than people expect,” said Miller.
I like Miller’s work an awful lot, but I’m a little bit worried about the way he’s parsing his words. He’s going to be extremely faithful to the heart and soul of Eisner’s work. Not to the work itself — but to the heart and soul of the work. And since he’s going to be the one to decide what that heart and soul is…
I guess I’d feel more comfortable is he promised to be faithful to Eisner’s work. And, yes, if it were almost anyone but Eisner, I probably wouldn’t care. But we’re talking one of the heads of the Comics Pantheon.
Tread carefully, ‘k?
Rosario Dawson’s Comic[ContactMusic.Com] Sin City star Rosario Dawson is such a huge comic book fan, she decided to create a cartoon strip of her own. The star and family friend David Atchison crafted a story and a character based on Dawson’s personality, image, background and attitude. She explains, “I co-created it. It’s called the OCT – the Occult Crimes Taskforce and Sophia Ortiz, who looks like me in the comic book, she is a detective who polices magic crime in New York City. “It’s really fun. It’s very smart. We’re really shopping it around right now. “We’re going to Comic-Con (comic book convention) this weekend in San Diego – it’s a pretty big deal. It’s going to be awesome! “I geek out on some of the artists out there myself because I’ve been following comics for a long time. “It’s a totally different industry. In Hollywood they’ll kiss your butt a little, but they do not kiss any butt there, it’s awesome!”
Rosario… I’m at Booth 1330 and my lips are baby soft.
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