Monday, March 05, 2007

Miller Doubles Up on the Spirit

It's going to be interesting to see what Frank Miller does when he takes The Spirit to the big screen. Miller will not only write the screenplay, but direct the film as well. For more details, click HERE.

1 comment:

Christopher Mills said...

You know, I've been steadily losing respect for Miller over the last ten years. Aside from 300 (which didn't interest me, so I can't fairly comment on it), this Spirit illustration -- and his attrocious scripting of the now MIA All Star Batman & Robin -- is making it clear that he's become a one-trick pony, endlessly repeating himself, and seemingly capable only of digging out the ugliest element of whatever he decides to work on, and concentrating solely on that.

Look at that drawing. That in no way resembles the Denny Colt of Eisner's stories. For that matter, it looks like Miller simply drew a mask on one of his Sin City characters – I could swear this is a recycled pin-up.

His recent interviews on the subject of the Spirit movie have been so insulting to Eisner and his fans, that I have to wonder what world Miller's living in.

It's painful for me to say this, because I loved Miller's work on Daredevil, Ronin, Batman: Year One, DD: Man Without Fear and the first few Sin City graphic novels... but I simply no longer find anything innovative -- or even enjoyable -- in his work.