Lionsgate Plans Sequels for Frank Miller on ‘The Spirit’
According to SuperheroHype, the execs at Lionsgate Films are quite enamored with Frank Miller’s work as writer and director of "The Spirit," the big-screen adaptation of Will Eisner’s collected Spirit tales.
They’re so pleased with Miller’s work that they’ve already agreed to a pair of sequels to the film, even though it won’t hit theaters until Jan. 19, 2009.
SuperheroHype provides some details on the film’s plot:
"The Spirit" tells the visceral, action-packed story of a man (Gabriel Macht) who fakes his own death and fights crime from the shadows of Central City. The Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) — who kills anyone unfortunate enough to see his face — has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out the entire city. 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.