There is always great stuff to be found on the AintItCoolNews.com site and here’s a great example: Quint’s interview with Samuel L. Jackson, who will play “The Octopus” in Frank Miller’s film version of “Will Eisner’s The Spirit.”
You can read the interview in its entirety here.
Quint: Another comic book that you’re being mentioned with is THE SPIRIT, that Frank Miller is doing.
Samuel L. Jackson: Hmm… Yeah…
[Samuel L. Jackson chuckles]
Samuel L. Jackson: Yeah, which will probably be fun actually… They’re still in the process of trying to cast a bunch of people for the film. I don’t know if I’m the only person that is doing it or not. I think I heard the other day that they had somebody to play SPIRIT.
Quint: Yeah, Gabriel Macht.
Samuel L. Jackson: Oh, OK. So it looks like it’s coming together and I’m looking forward to doing that.
Quint: Have you met with Frank yet?
Samuel L. Jackson: Frank? Yeah, I’ve talked to Frank a few times.
Quint: He’s a real cool guy. I’ve had the chance to talk to him a couple of times.
Samuel L. Jackson: Yeah, he’s amazingly cool.
Quint: He’s pretty much everything you would expect upon meeting him and he’s just so smart and knows what he is doing. I’m really looking forward to what he does with the movie, especially since he was mentored by Will Eisner.
Samuel L. Jackson: We’re hoping to just have a really great time shooting this film. I’m just looking forward to see who else he can get in it and there should be a lot of people attracted to it, because of the nature of the project and the nature of the people that are doing it, so hopefully that will happen.