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Some more (finalized) SPIRIT pics materialize!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Last week Dark Horizons ran a bunch of unauthorized raw behind the scenes pics from Frank Miller's Will Eisner's THE SPIRIT. Lotsa greenscreen there... and they got pulled pretty quickly. I'm guessing Lionsgate has had these authorized ones rushed out to give everybody a more solid idea of what the film will look like. It's not much, but I gotta say that's an absolutely gorgeous shot of Scarlett Johansson's purty face. Anyway, here they be! Enjoy!

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  • April 11, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    What's black and white and red all over?

    by Karl Hungus

    I guess this is.

  • April 11, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Why no story on TDK

    by wilsonfisk89

    and how a Joker scene may now be cut...

  • April 11, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST


    by topdolla69

  • April 11, 2008, 8:22 p.m. CST


    by raw_bean

    Second shot looks awesome. First shot looks like absolute shite! THAT'S a publicity shot? My arse it is.

  • April 11, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST


    by BobWalnut

    what is it with you retards that you have to make acronyms out of everything? "tdk"? Thw infantalism of culture continues

  • April 11, 2008, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Let's see the Miller Fans say this is true to Eisner.

    by bluraymondchandler

    Call it "Robert Rodríguez' The Spirit", and call it a night. Denny Colt wears BLUE.

  • April 11, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST

    I'll have to wait. It is looking Sin City

    by Underoos Hero

    Not that that's a bad thing but you can't tell how Eisnerish this is going to be from these pics.

  • April 11, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST

    The Sam Jones version in the eighties...

    by Big Dan

    was actually not half bad.

  • April 11, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Octopus is "A GUY?" Shit.

    by James_O'Nasty

    What's the point, then? Make him a bit grey, but something... FART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 11, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Looking Forward To Frank's Film

    by Teddy Artery

    Curious to see if I can tell how much of him as a director was in Sin City compared to this one...

  • April 11, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Scarlett Johansson: Overrated.

    by ZeroCorpse

    if I had my choice to ravage either of the two leads of "Ghost World" I would pick Thora Birch long before I'd bother with Johansson. <p> Scarlett's really good at pushing her smallish tits up and together to creat the illusion that she's actually got cleavage, and she's got perhaps the best makeup artists in the business applying liberal amounts of chemicals to her face to highlight her best features, and she manages to pick parts where she can basically play herself with all the expertise that requires, but she's not remotely interesting when you boil her down to basics. <p> Now Birch: Large, pendulous breasts- REAL ones- and curves like a woman should have. Looks great in no makeup, or with heavy makeup. Can play a sweet, sarcastic woman or a mentally-imbalanced psychopath. Doesn't have the vacant look in her eyes like Johansson, either. <p> At this point, casting Johansson is stunt casting. People don't watch her movies to watch her acting. They go because she's become known for her ersatz cleavage and are waiting with baited breath for her to finally whip those puppies out. <p> Meanwhile, Birch was confident enough in her sweater kittens to whip them out when she was 17, much to the enjoyment of everyone who paused the fuck out of "American Beauty." <p> Johansson is seriously overrated. Hollywood is ridiculously obsessed with vapid, skinny chicks who can't act, and constantly overlooks the curvy women who know the craft.

  • April 11, 2008, 10:08 p.m. CST


    by Stevie Grant

    I gotta disagree with you... Scarlett's purdy.

  • April 11, 2008, 10:09 p.m. CST

    by Stevie Grant

    Don't know why I just wrote "purdy." Maybe I subconsciously want to be Lenny to her mouse. I'm not sure what that means either, besides I need to get more sleep.

  • April 11, 2008, 10:12 p.m. CST

    none of the Joker's scenes will be cut

    by nooneimportant

    the only one that was up was him hiding in a body bag. you can see a glimpse of the scene in the trailer when he says "why so serious". there a black bag over his shoulders. it stays in the movie.

  • April 11, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST

    I was excited about this when the news came up about the cast an

    by kungfuhustler84

    ...but the more I see of this the less I care. Those just look like some pictures of a Sin City sequel. don't get me wrong, I cannot wait for Sin City 2, but this is the Spirit we are talking about. Something totally different.

  • April 11, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    The movie should be renamed...

    by Ambush_Bug


  • April 11, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST


    by Ambush_Bug

    ...not FRANK MILLER'S "THE DARK SPIRIT CITY 300". I have seen every comic book related movie besides CATWOMAN - I will not be seeing this one. Shame on you, Frank.

  • April 11, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    needs more thought balloons

    by alice 13

    my thought balloons about scarlett are like nc17, etc, etc...

  • April 11, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Thora Birch

    by Ambush_Bug

    I would choose her over lots of chicks in Hollywood. She just looks like a fun chick and her body's kickin'. Zooey Deschanel beats out Johannsen as well, I'm afraid.

  • April 11, 2008, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Yo Bug...

    by loodabagel

    Wouldn't Thora Birch be perfect for Power Girl in a JSA movie? And yes you will see it. Don't lie. You just won't buy the special edition DVD. Personally, I look forward to seeing what happens when people unfamiliar with Frank Miller go to the movies expecting to see some quality Sin City, Dark Knight Returns type stuff and they end up with The Goddamn Spirit courtesy of the modern day Hollywood coke-fiend Frank Miller.

  • April 11, 2008, 11:25 p.m. CST


    by sarsy

    No way man. Zooey Deschanel is cute, as in she has a nice face, but nobody can beat Johannsen in terms of raw hotness. The way I see it: Zooey = face fuck Scarlett = pussy/ass/tit fuck

  • April 11, 2008, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Jeezy Creezy folks!! wouldja give it a rest already?

    by Calico Pete

    It's gonna suck? Based on 2 stills? STILLS?!?!?! ENOUGH WITH THE STUPIDITY ON THIS BOARD! So the stills look a bit Sin City'ish, so what? AT LEAST wait for the trailer before you condemn. Maybe it will be more Dick Tracy than Sin City, and even if it's Sin City XII, who cares if it's good?

  • April 11, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    to clarify

    by Calico Pete

    Who cares, if it's good. That's what I meant. Not "who cares if it's good [or not]." Capice?

  • April 11, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST


    by Scrolly

    Great stuff man, great stuff.

  • April 11, 2008, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Joker scenes

    by Scrolly

    Nobodies cutting nothing. Keep your panties on. Jeezus.

  • April 11, 2008, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Jackson can't do greenscreen

    by wintocha67

    Talk backwards again, talk backwards again, talk backwards again...

  • April 11, 2008, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Scarlett Johansson: Overrated.

    by ewokstew

    one less fool in my way, nice...

  • April 12, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Calling shenanigans on Frank Miller

    by micbenxyy

    Some friend you are, Frank. Did Eisner give you permission to sodomize his corpse in his will? Stick to producing your own crap from now on.

  • April 12, 2008, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Calling Scarlett "skinny" and not "curvy"

    by chromedome

    suggests that the electrical tape needs to be unwrapped from the nose-bridge of the geek-in-question's coke bottle glasses, and some thicker lenses be installed. Clearly, the vision must be questioned, as well as the judgement!

  • April 12, 2008, 12:27 a.m. CST

    they're at IGN

    by Orionsangels

  • April 12, 2008, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Hopefully this film is more Sin City and less 300.

    by rbatty024

    God, 300 is the worst film I've seen in at least a decade. If we could only harness the colossal stupidity of that film in the form of energy then we could solve the energy problem for the next century.

  • April 12, 2008, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Fuck you Sarah Marshall

    by therealharold

    I'm seeing Harold and Kumar instead

  • April 12, 2008, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Fuck You Sarah Marshall

    by therealkumar

    I'm seeing Harold and Kumar instead.

  • April 12, 2008, 3:28 a.m. CST


    by Ambush_Bug

    Google that shit. Excellent.

  • April 12, 2008, 3:31 a.m. CST

    And BTW...

    by Ambush_Bug

    Scarlett Johansen is a dumb bimbo that couldn't act her way out of a date with Terrence Howard. ZING!

  • April 12, 2008, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Dammit, I meant Clint Howard...

    by Ambush_Bug know - the guy that can't act worth a shit.

  • April 12, 2008, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Does Scarlett Johansson ever NOT look hot?

    by Darksider

  • April 12, 2008, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Okay I gave it a couple hours...

    by kungfuhustler84

    and this still does nothing for me. Zero excitement. How can two pictures alone ruin your ectasy thet should be in high gear for a film that in every way should excite you? 0. ZERO ORIGINALITY. I feel like I have already seen this. I can't wait for Sin City 2. Maybe somebody will rent this someday and I will watch it. til then...see ya.

  • April 12, 2008, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Sisterhood of the Travelling CGI Pants

    by random dude

  • April 12, 2008, 5:04 a.m. CST

    IS this all about...

    by Brendon

    ...controlling the pre-release image of the Octopus? Very possibly. Those green screen images were probably not outwardly hetero enough (not that I'm seeing something too pink friendly in Frank Miller's work)

  • April 12, 2008, 5:06 a.m. CST

    In fact, you get shiit

    by Psychonaut

    not shit.

  • April 12, 2008, 5:30 a.m. CST

    this film's done one good thing for me...

    by RealDoubleJ

    I got to find out Denny Colt dressed in blue & that I've been colour-blind for years! Thank you Miller for screwing up the iconography of a legend or I might have gone the rest of my life confusing purple & blue. Now we'll just wait around for this dreck to be released & watch it reanimate Eisner's zombie corpse, ready to pursue you to the ends of the earth for violating the spirit's...spirit & also for robocop 2 cause you fucking deserve it!!

  • April 12, 2008, 6:03 a.m. CST

    ZeroCorpse,,,thora got her boobs from mom

    by bacci40

    a former porn star....just check out deep throat to see her work....and i cant figure out why hollywood hates thora...maybe its cuz she has a brain that matches the boobs....both are big....and colt was never meant to be in has been discussed, blue was always used instead of black...just like spidey's colors were never meant to be blue and red, but black and red...

  • April 12, 2008, 7:10 a.m. CST

    That is NOT what the Octopus will look like

    by DOGSOUP

    I saw the pics on CHUD before they removed them, SLJ looks like a flaming gay pimp decked in purple.

  • April 12, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    "Unauthorized" pics?

    by alienindisguise

    Is that code for fucking awful pics? These 2 do look better than the other trainwrecks but still nothing special about 'em.

  • April 12, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Saw Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    by rhcp2sweet

    On Wednesday at University of Illinois. I'm not an Apatow fanboy, I didn't really like Superbad that much, but I have to say this movie is very funny. Segel does a great job as the lead and Russell Brand is also very funny. I'm not a plant, I'm just saying I don't think Sarah Marshall will bomb based on word of mouth alone.

  • April 12, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Fuck You Frank Miller

    by Laserhead

    And fuck your hacky 'Mickey Spillane for twelve-year-olds' bullshit writing. Yeah, you wrote some good shit two decades ago, but it's all been downhill ever since you coked-up vulture. Way to rape Eisner you has-been.

  • April 12, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    and Dark Knight Strikes Again sucked

    by kungfuhustler84

    I want to accept All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder as a joke and laugh at all the stupid writing, but I get this creeping feeling he may have actually just lost it. Frank, write us a good comic again!!!

  • April 12, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    The first pic looks like 100 Bullets.

    by blindambition238

    Sam Jackson would make a cool Agent Graves, next to Terrance Stamp.

  • April 12, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    First image is compressed

    by stamper

    You can see the jpgs jaggies and edge around the shadows behind Jackson. What kind of a company release compressed images with jaggies and edge to the web ? Only amateurs I guess.

  • April 12, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    100 Bullets would make a great television show.

    by rbatty024

    You can mix it up between stand-alone and serialized stories, kind of like what The X-Files did. I don't know why television hasn't realized there are a ton of comic properties that can be adapted.

  • April 13, 2008, 3:14 a.m. CST

    There has never been a good movie made ever.

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    And all actors are overrated or just terrible. And all writing is hackneyed, or just terrible. And everything looks fake. And everything is stupid. And, and, fuckin' and....

  • April 13, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Re:Zero Corpse

    by kingben

    dude you are seriously misguided. Scarlett is a great actress and one of the best of our generation. THora Birtch was awesome in Ghost World but Scarlett gave a stellar performance in it also. Please give her some props.

  • April 13, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    EVERYONE over-uses Samuel Jackson

    by crazyhorse2099

    He's been riding on his Pulp Fiction performance for 15 years now.

  • April 13, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Green screen == garbage

    by jbs0209

    Green screen equals garbage<p> An over reliance on green screen causes major problems in your film.<p> Take Sin City, while a good film the first time I saw it. The second time the film became unwatchable. The acting was stiff. The entire film felt claustrophobic, as if you were watching it occur in a box. It was like watching a play without the conventions that allow a play to not feel so limited.<p> So, can the all green screen shit. It is a mistake.<p> Feel free to use green screen to spice things up. Just don't use green screen as your set.

  • April 13, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Scarlett Johansson: Tiny breasts?

    by jbs0209

    So you say Scarlett has tiny breats?<P> Not according to these nude photos.<p>

  • April 13, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    What the?

    by ewokstew

    When did she pose nude? At first I thought..photohop! but, she has skinny legs, nice hips but skinny legs and it shows in the pic. I'm shocked she got buck naked like that.

  • April 13, 2008, 5:03 p.m. CST

    I'm still skeptical...

    by loodabagel

    About those Johannsen tits. Maybe when I see them in person...

  • April 13, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Why repeat SIN CITY all over again? Eisner deserves better

    by Proman1984

    Miller should stay away.

  • April 13, 2008, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Those can't be real!!!

    by kungfuhustler84

    The pictures, I mean.

  • April 13, 2008, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Graphic novels...

    by MJohnson

    ...are gay.

  • April 13, 2008, 10:10 p.m. CST

    But those Scarlett pictures...

    by MJohnson

    ...are not...

  • April 13, 2008, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Samuel L. Jackson...

    by MJohnson whore...

  • April 13, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST


    by ZeroCorpse

    Thanks. Yeah, I knew about Thora's mom. Her parents are why she's so cool. <p> And I'm glad someone else out there knows that Spider-Man was supposed to be red & black. The blue was originally meant to be highlights in the black, much like Superman had blue highlights in his black hair. <p> Scarlett fans: Worst thing about Johansson? Her voice. She sounds like an old woman who smoked too much with a bad head cold.

  • April 13, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Scarlett photos-- dude!

    by ZeroCorpse

    Half of those are FAKE, and the other half show what I meant: Her tits are only "big" when they're pushed up. I never said she was 'tiny' but I did say she creates an illusion of cleavage by pushing up/pushing together her tits. <p> I wouldn't turn them down. I would just rather have a crack at Thora's, because at least SHE could hold up a conversation, as well as looking hot. Scarlett comes off as being a really dumb girl.

  • April 14, 2008, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Trust me

    by Thrillho77

    Scarlett is packin' tits. I don't know what this guy's talking about. And oh yeah, piss all over the Goddman spirit with your one-note CGI backgrounds. Obviously, he picked up one thing from RR.

  • April 14, 2008, 2:15 a.m. CST

    I love Frank Miller´s work...

    by CuervoJones comic and graphic novels. All that CGI thing is not my cup of tea. But i´m not against it.

  • April 14, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST

    I'm up for this flick.

    by JDanielP

    Frank Miller is a unique guy who can make something incredibly special or something very disappointing,...but I'm in favor of this flick. If "SIN CITY" is any sign of what the man is capable of as a movie director, than we should have nothing to worry about. Good luck, Frank.