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SDCC 2017: WATCH: Todd McFarlane confirms he’s directing Spawn movie reboot at Blumhouse

July 21st, 2017 by Marc Comments

We reported last night that an announcement was coming about a Spawn movie reboot… and here it is!

Taking to the stage with SDCC host Kevin Smith, creator Todd McFarlane broke the news to the world and, man, has a new Spawn reboot been a long time coming!

The movie will be produced by Bklumhouse, the company behind Get Out and Split, so they are big on glancing into the horror side of things, especially in comic books, given Split’s connection to Unbreakable.

McFarlane said he’ll be directing the movie himself: “I wouldn’t ask to be a newbie director on a script that was going to have an $80 million budget for it. Why? Because as the CEO of my own corporations, I wouldn’t take that deal. I wouldn’t stick out $80 million and go, ‘we’re going to give it to a rookie, and he’s going to basically be in charge of it.’”

And, that’s all we have.

No further news regarding cast, release, but hey, Spawn may be set for the movie he truly deserved and, for now, that’s good enough.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….