Frank Miller on "300," "The Spirit" & "Sin City 2"
The L.A. Times offers a very solid interview piece with Mr. Miller, who will soon begin his (solo) directorial debut with a movie version of the classic comic "The Spirit." He'll also be directly involved with both of the "Sin City" sequels (yep, "both") and he's still working on a graphic novel in which Batman takes on modern-day terrorists.
When asked about how Miller will approach his version of "The Spirit," which is very highly-regarded among old-school comic book aficionados (Miller included), producer Michael Uslan's response was an enthusiastic one: "I told him he had to make 'The Spirit.' He said there was no way he could do it. Then after three minutes he said, 'There's no way I can let anybody else do it.'"
But after struggling through a pair of "Robocop" sequels and being pretty soured on Hollywood, he's feeling pretty good these days: "Asked about the change of heart in town, Miller smiled like the Catwoman who ate the canary. "It's gone from being an abusive relationship to a torrid affair. And it is very satisfying. I think I have everybody fooled now."
The author / artist / filmmaker recently spent some time with "Superman" director Richard Donner to get a few extra lessons in the fine art of superhero moviemaking. Sounds good to me.
Source: LA Times