Adapted from Will Eisner’s comic book
series, THE SPIRIT is a classic action-adventure-romance
genre-twister written for the screen and directed by 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?
In the vein of BATMAN BEGINS and SIN CITY, THE SPIRIT takes
us on a sinister, gut-wrenching ride with a hero who is
born, murdered and born again.
THE SPIRIT, which opens Christmas Day, stars Gabriel Macht,
Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Paz Vega and Jaime
King, with Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson as "The
Octopus." Odd Lot Entertainment and Lionsgate are production
partners on the film which is written for the screen and
directed by Frank Miller and based on the comic book series
created by Will Eisner. Odd Lot's Deborah Del Prete and Gigi
Pritzker are producing along with Michael E. Uslan of
Batfilm Productions Inc. Batfilm co-founder Benjamin
Melniker and Steven Maier are executive producing, along
with Odd Lot's William Lischak and Lionsgate's Michael Burns
and Michael Paseornek. Odd Lot's Linda McDonough and Batfilm/Comic
Book Movies' F.J. DeSanto are co-producing.
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