While the early reviews for his comic book adaptation The Spirit have not been all togeter promising, comic book creator-turned-director Frank Miller is already looking forward towards his next film project- bringing iconic science-fiction adventurer Buck Rogers back to the big screen.
Miller and his Spirit production company Odd Lot Entertainment are currently negotiating with Nu Image/Millenium for the film rights to the seminal science-fiction hero. Miller is expected to both write and direct the film. Whether he does this before he reunites with Robert Rodriguez for the sequel to their popular Sin City remains to be seen.
If Miller does make this his next project, I hope that he decides to go with a different visual look for the film. While I like how he, along with co-director Robert Rodriquez, captured the look of his Sin City graphic novels in the film of the same name and the fact that he looks to be expanding that style in The Spirit, I would like to see him experiment a bit more and try something different. I have a feeling that if The Spirit does come under fire from critics, the look of the film may be one thing negatively remarked on by many. If Miller expects to have a lasting career in film, he is going to have to show some versatility.
Via The Hollywood Reporter.