Lionsgate has released the final trailer for Frank Miller’s upcoming big screen adaptation of Will Eisner’s The Spirit, and if this is indeed their last shot to convince us to see the movie, well, they’ve got a lot of ground to make up! The previous trailer combined with the footage that was shown at Comic Con had a lot of people thinking this project was headed for disaster. Fortunately, the new footage succeeds in redeeming the movie somewhat, even if it does still leave plenty of potential for problems.
The look of the film alternates somewhere between Sin City and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, meanwhile the tone is almost akin to Dick Tracy (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). It certainly looks like it was shot in front of a green screen because the environments seem very empty. As for the dialogue… I don’t know, 90 minutes of this stuff could be painful. At the very least I am now veru curious to see the movie, regardless of what the outcome will be. What did you think of the trailer? The Spirit hits theatres on December 25th.