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Todd McFarlane has finished the Spawn script and it sounds very different

February 16th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Let’s be honest, if there’s a movie that needs remade, it’s Spawn.

Todd McFarlane’s character should have been one of comic books’ most filmable characters but instead it became a total disaster.

We’ve waited for years for Spawn’s second stab at the big screen and now creator McFarlane has been telling just how he sees it happening pretty soon although he says it won’t be like the movies we’re seeing all over the cinemas at the minute but rather something very different indeed: “I’d put it more into horror/suspense/supernatural genre,” McFarlane told ComicBook. “If you take the movie The Departed meets Paranormal Activity, something like that,” he says to Comicbook.

“In the background, there’s this thing moving around, this boogeyman. That boogeyman just happens to be something that you and I, intellectually, know is Spawn,” he explained. “Will he look like he did in the first movie? No. Will he have a supervillain he fights? No. He’s going to be the spectre, the ghost.”

He compares his vision for the movie more like a Japanese horror movie in the vein of The Ring or the Grudge: “I think they all work because there’s only one thing in the movie that’s not normal. There’s not five things, there’s one thing that’s the boogeyman. So that’ll be Spawn.

“He’s this thing that just whooshes in, this ghost that moves and will f*** you up if you’re in the wrong place in the wrong time, and the rest of the movie will look real, and be this real drama. He’s just this ghost, this thing behind it.

“I can make this version of the movie on a budget without crazy special effects. I want to keep it small, keep it tight, so they’ll let me direct it!”

We certainly think spawn would work on this type of scale, what about you? He’s kidding about directing though, right? Right? Hello?

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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….

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