Lionsgate has decided to open Frank Miller‘s The Spirit, an adaptation of Will Eisner’s heavy-noir comic strip, on Christmas Day 2008 instead of 1.16.09. Pamela McClintock‘s 5.6 Variety story, quoting Lionsgate theatrical films chief Tom Ortenberg, says the decision to shift the film to 12.25 “came after the project was presented to fans at New York Comic-Con.”

Scarlett Johansson as “Silken Floss” in Frank Miller’s The Spirit