Saturday, December 13, 2008

Brad Bird on the Spirit? Oh, What Could Have Been!

I read on Mark Evanier's site this morning that we could have had a great Spirit movie over 25 years ago by the director of the Iron Giant, the Incredibles, and Ratatouille, instead of Frank Miller's (per)version:


Michael O'Connell said...

The first review appears to be in. I didn't read it, but I read this introductory line to it:

The reviewer says it’s replaced “Battlefield Earth” as the worst movie he’s ever seen.

KC Ryan said...

Oh, come on! It can't possibly be THAT bad!

I remember hearing about this "Spirit animated" floating around out there, back when I was really more into Hollywood than I am now (which is to say, I paid it some attention). I remember hearing about how wonderful the story was and how it would revolutionize American animation, but then it just sort of petered out... like most superhero-type films seemed to, back then.

Yes, it would probably be wonderful.

Yes, it's pretty obvious this is Frank's take on the characters,not Will's.

But I am going to see this anyway. It might be entertaining. It might be good. It might be Sin City II for all I know.

But it will be the Spirit.