Spawn to shoot as early as next year


But before that can happen, creator Todd McFarlane must write the script. Todd was recently at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for Fan Expo where he gave some thoughts about the next Spawn movie. He had an interview with the Gate.

When asked how long the wait will be before the movie is out, he answered:

“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. 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 endeavors off to the sides so I can just get tunnel vision on it. And so everybody at my company is now going, ‘We’ve got to find Todd the time to finish all this.’”

According to McFarlane, they plan on a 60-70 day shoot:

“I think it’s a quick shoot. It’s not going to be a giant budget with a lot of special effects. It’s going to be more of a horror movie and a thriller movie, not a superhero one. I’ve got so many people phoning now that I’ve got to get it done. I’ve made some promises to people this year.”

When asked about the thought of having Jamie Foxx play Spawn in the next film, McFarlane replied,

“You know what, we’ve had some big names—like who you’re mentioning—come to the office and go ‘We want to be in it.’ Sometimes they give me their pitch, I give them my pitch, I go, ‘We can get in it, this is how it goes’, and so those types of actors — Academy Award guys — they’re going, ‘As soon as that scripts done, we’re going’. So once we get this thing done, we’ll get it off the ground with some big names.”

As a Spawn fan, I’m excited to hear that the remake/sequel of the movie is still in the works. I’ve been following Spawn since the very beginning, and it was my first comic that I bought with my own money. I still have issues #1-200, and some of the side comics that branched from it too. On top of that, I have a slew of Spawn toys and McFarlane toys in general.

I liked the first movie and thought it was well made. What got me to love Spawn was that he made a deal with a demon to see his wife, only to lose his memory. So he fights with Hell and Heaven’s minions in order to survive. He’s not your ordinary hero; he’s an anti-hero.

You can also view the video of the interview below.

Source: The Gate

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