When Frank Miller moved from co-directing Sin City with Robert Rodriguez to helming his own first film, an adaptation of Will Eisner’s The Spirit, there were some people who had doubts about whether or not he could pull it off (myself included). Don’t get me wrong, the man is obviously a brilliant writer and artist, but those skills don’t necessarily translate to directing a major motion picture — especially when the source material is not your own. And yet, the first teaser trailer for The Spirit certainly looks every bit as breathtaking as Sin City did. If anything, it actually takes the stylization a step further. It may not reveal much about the story or showcase anyone other than the main character (played by Gabriel Macht), but it’s hard not to be excited about what’s been hinted at here. I think it’s pretty obvious that from here on in Frank Miller will have cornered the market on noir adaptations of graphic novels. The only thing that sucks is that The Spirit doesn’t hit theatres until January 16th, 2009! Check out the teaser trailer below and let us know what you think.