Adapted from the legendary comic strip, the spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance. It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as The Spirit (played by Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Century City.
His archenemy, The Cotopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: He’s going to wipe out Spirit’s beloved city as he pursues his own version of immortality. The Spirit tracks this cold-hearted killer from Central City’s rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront … all the while facing a bevy of beautiful woman who either want to seduce, love or kill our masked crusader. And then there’s Sand Saref (Eva Mendes), the jewel thief with dangerous curves. She’s the love of his life turned bad. Will he save her or will she kill him? In the vein of Batman Begins and Sin City, The Spirit takes us on a sinister, gut-wrenching ride with a hero who is born, murdered and born again.