November 20, 2007
Deborah Del Prete, CEO and Partner of Odd Lot Entertainment, is currently Producing Will Eisner’s ‘The Spirit’. During our recent visit to the set, amidst a rush of activity including a closed rehearsal and shooting various scenes between the Spirit and the Octopus, Del Prete was able to take some time to speak to us about ‘The Spirit’ and how she helped bring the project to life.
As Producer Del Prete has been involved with ‘The Spirit’ from its initial development stages nearly seven years ago to the current production and will continue on through post-production.
In terms of the story Del Prete says that, “Sand Saref stories are a major component.” How developed is the story? “It’s the Frank Miller version, it’s very developed…it’s not an origin story, but there will be origin revealed in it.”
The story takes place in a contemporary world, but it’s not specific in terms of time and place, “There is no period. Central City is its own world. It’s not New York. It’s a city that’s anyplace, someplace in time. People have cell phones. It’s kind of a everywhere, nowhere anytime.”
Read Bob Andelman’s In-Depth Q&A with Deborah Del Prete!