William Friedkin’s Will Eisner’s The Spirit?

This article appeared in 1976, announcing that William Friedkin was preparing Will Eisner’s classic comic The Spirit for TV, as a two-hour movie for NBC.

The reporter spoke to Friedkin in his bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, no doubt during pre-production work on Sorcerer. The article wraps up with: “Before embarking on The Spirit, Friedkin will make his first film since The Exorcist. It is Sorcerer, which he described as ‘an international action-adventure dealing with magic but not supernatural.'”

Of course, for whatever reason, Friedkin’s The Spirit never happened, which is a real shame — I’d trade 15 Frank Miller Spirits for half of Billy’s. Friedkin went on to follow Sorcerer with The Brink’s Job (1978)

Came across this article on the blog Booksteve’s Library.

About Toby

I'm a writer. And a dad. And a husband. And a record collector. And a movie geek (if the movies are old). And I really wish I had a hot rod.
This entry was posted in Interview: William Friedkin, News/Articles. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s