from the legendary graphic novels, Will Eisner's The Spirit is a
classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller
(creator of 300 and Sin City). It is the story of a former rookie-cop
who returns mysteriously from the dead as The Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to
fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, The
Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he's going to wipe
out Spirit's beloved city as he pursues his own version of immortality.
The Spirit tracks this cold-hearted killer from Central City's rundown
warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront ... all
the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce,
love or kill our masked crusader. Surrounding him at every turn are
Ellen Dolan, the whip-smart girl-next-door; Sand Saref (Eva Mendes),
the jewel thief with dangerous curves; Silken Floss (Scarlett
Johansson), a punk secretary and frigid vixen; Plaster of Paris, a
murderous French nightclub dancer; Lorelai, a phantom siren; and
Morganstern, a sexy young cop. In the vein of Batman Begins and Sin
City, The Spirit takes us on a sinister, gut-wrenching ride with a hero
who is born, murdered and born again.
Spirit is a fictional American masked crime-fighter, created by
writer-artist Will Eisner in 1940.
The Spirit chronicled the adventures of a masked vigilante who fought
crime with the blessing of the city's police commissioner Dolan, an old
friend. Despite the Spirit's origin as a detective named Denny Colt,
his real identity was virtually unmentioned again and for all intents
and purposes he was simply "The Spirit". The stories ranged through a
wide variety of styles, from straightforward crime drama and noir to
lighthearted adventure, from mystery and horror to comedy and love
stories, often with hybrid elements that twisted genre and expectations.