Odd Lot Entertainment and Batfilm Productions have begun work on a film version of the late Will Eisner’s comic book character “The Spirit” to be scripted by comic book writer Jeph Loeb.
Created by Eisner in 1940, the Spirit is a masked detective, believed dead, who fights the criminals of Central City from his cemetary base. Eisner’s character appeared in comic strip and comic book form for decades, which have been collected and reprinted in hardcover form by DC Comics in recent years.
Eisner, who passed away earlier this year, is heralded to be the originator of the modern graphic novel, and his contribution to comic books as an art form is forever recognized by his name being attached to the industry’s most prestigious award. He approved the project before his passing.
Besides being a supervising producer on the WB’s “Smallville,” Loeb’s comic book credits include writing two of DC Comics’ most famous comic book characters, Superman and Batman.
To find out more about what producer Michael Uslan has to say about The Spirit, you can oue exclusive interview here.