Scarlett Johansson will soon materialize as a femme fatale in Will Eisner’s The Spirit, being directed by Frank Miller for Odd Lot Entertainment and Lionsgate.
For “Spirit,” Miller’s adaptation of the classic Eisner film noir comic strip series, Johansson is in final talks to play a dangerous beauty named Silk N. Floss. Eisner’s strip was known for its women with dangerous curves, and Miller is intent on keeping that tradition. Floss is a sexy and intelligent secretary with a vindictive instinct that makes her the perfect accomplice to the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson), an evil mastermind.
Gabriel Macht is playing the title character, a detective who fakes his own death in order to fight crime in Central City as the masked man known as the Spirit.
Production is scheduled to start in October, with the film scheduled to be released in 2009.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter