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By Bob Thompson

National Post

December 13, 2008

Scarlett Johansson, left, and Eva Mendes, will star in Frank Miller's the Spirit.Tobias Schwarz/ReutersScarlett Johansson, left, and Eva Mendes, will star in Frank Miller’s the Spirit.

If you can’t wait to catch The Spirit. You are not alone. For those who might not know, The Spirit is the Frank Miller live-action film version of the classic 1940s Will Eisner newspaper strip and subsequent comic book series.

Opening on Dec. 25, the movie arrives with lots of anticipation and a question; as in can Miller translate the 1940s noir images onto the big screen? At least Miller gets The Spirit. He was an Eisner friend. And his resume suits the challenge. Plus his intention to shoot the movie in the fancy Sin City CGI style made sense to just about everybody.

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