We haven’t talked much about Frank Miller’s upcoming film The Spirit in a while — well, to be more precise, since fans were seen walking out of the panel at Comic-Con, we didn’t really have much to say. It was a nasty break-up, to say the least. But with the film’s December 25th release getting closer and closer by the day, it is inevitable that we will have to patch things up and get back to covering it. And today is step one toward getting back on board with The Spirit — maybe.
Today does bring with it a gallery of 9 new photos, which were sent to us by our good friend Patient Zero. It also appears that he (or one of his spy friends) sent the same pics to our friends at /Film. Either way, those are in the gallery below. But first, our friends at Crave caught up with The Spirit’s villain Sam Jackson over the weekend while he was press-lining for his latest film Lakeview Terrace. When asked about The Spirit, Jackson seems to have gone into defense-mode. Perhaps he and the other cast-members are starting to get the word that fans are less than impressed by the footage that has been shown thus far. I will let you decide for yourself after you read the excerpt below:
Crave Online: Do you see a more optimistic Frank Miller, because he was disillusioned after Robocop II?
Samuel L. Jackson: I’m sure he is until you guys finish with him. We’ll see what happens. Frank’s made the film that he wanted to make. Hopefully, it will be that. The film comes out and people will talk about it and either he’ll be thick-skinned or bruised by it. Even happens to seasoned directors. Happened to Quentin. You guys made Quentin go away and go, “Oh! Oh!”
Crave Online: At Comic Con it looked very far out there.
Samuel L. Jackson: It’s a cartoon. The movie is a cartoon to me. I don’t know what anybody else is gonna think it is, but to me it’s a cartoon. We do Wile E. Coyote kind of stuff. I hit him in the head with toilets. We’ve got wrenches that are as big as this room. Clang! I hit him with the wrench and he gets up. We’re both pretty much indestructible and I created him so I know he’s indestructible and I use the stuff on myself, made myself indestructible. We’re the only two people that are like that, so we do outrageous things to each other. Even when I get shot I kind of shake bullets out of my head. It’s a cartoon. It’s so kind of outrageous and crazy and over the top. I get to wear all these outrageous costumes. I mean, come on, I dress up like a Nazi in this movie. I have lightning bolt eyebrows. It’s fun!
You can read the entire interview over at Crave Online. Now, as for those pictures…