Todd McFarlane on the Spawn movie reboot
A new take on Spawn is coming to the big screen, with Todd McFarlane firmly in charge. Here's his update on the new movie...
A Spawn remake/re-adaptation has been rumoured for some time now, with the most recently piece of news being Jamie Foxx expressing his desire to play the lead role that was previously taken by Michael Jai White in the forgettable 1997 film.
At a recent fan expo, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane provided an update on the state of the new movie. "The reality is that I've got a lot of pressure. They want me to deliver the script by the end of the year, which would basically mean we'd be shooting next year. So, that's the goal right now". He continued, admitting that "the thing that keeps slowing it down is that the negotiation I've done is I write, produce, direct, but I've got to push a lot of my other endeavours off to the side so I can just get tunnel vision on it".
McFarlane is looking for a quick shoot, saying that "it's not going to be a giant budget with a lot of special effects", rather that "it's going to be more of a horror movie and a thriller movie, not a superhero one".
As for casting? "We've had some big names - like who you're mentioning [Jamie Foxx] - come to the office and go 'we want to be in it it". He wouldn't reveal any new names, but did say that "once we get [the script] done, we're going ... we'll get off the ground with some big names".
More news on the new Spawn movie as we have it...
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