An exclusive new featurette for "The Spirit" has been released. The more-than-2-minute clip features a short introduction uttered by the film's director Frank Miller alongside female star Eva Mendes. And as the footage rolling on, it gives a glimpse on the behind the scenes of the action-adventure film in addition to description from Stu Maschwitz, who serves as the film's visual effects supervisor, about the filming process.
Speaking of "The Spirit" shooting, Maschwitz addresses such issues, as element and background, which are combined to create not only artistic but also satisfying scenes. He takes Mendes' swimming scene as an example, calling it strange technical exercise as the movie beauty doesn't do it in the water.
Mendes herself admits she doesn't know how to swim and has fear of a very deep water. Deborah Del Prete, one of the movie's producers, and Miller go on talking about how the crew manipulate Mendes' swimming scene.
Adapted from the legendary comic strip of the same title, "The Spirit" tells the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the SPIRIT to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. The movie, which also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, and Paz Vega, hit the U.S. theaters on Christmas day.