The good folks at provided bulleted coverage of the Lionsgate panel on Frank Miller’s Will Eisner’s The Spirit movie panel held on April 19, 2008 at the New York Comic-Con.

Here are a few highlights:

* Miller said adapting The Spirit wasn’t so much distillation as discovery. He said based the script around Will Eisner’s 14-page Sand Saref story.

* Miller said he is “very proud” of how the movie is coming together and praised Del Prete’s help.

* Miller said the film had to be as bold as the comic was in the 1940s and purists might be in for “a bit of a shock.”

* Uslan said he met with Eisner 14 years ago and promised to make The Spirit right.

* Mendes said she was a little nervous initially. “Is he going to be weird? Let me tell you, he’s very weird and what a joy to work with.

“He’s an amazing actor’s director. He referenced movies I didn’t even know.”

* Del Prete said she was with Eisner at his last Comic-Con appearance in San Diego and talked to him about what was important to him for the film.

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