By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Lionsgate, BadTaste
While I was initially stoked on The Spirit, now I'm closer to 50/50, as this film could essentially go either way. I am willing, however, to give the film some extra kudos if it goes forward with some blatant breasts-on-display like Sin City. What? I'm just a man...
Movie Poster: The Spirit
Adapted from the legendary comic strip, The Spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller. 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.
While the latest poster for The Spirit is likely the most simple, it is also the most cool.
Will Eisner's The Spirit opens to theaters on January 16th, 2009.