Spawn comic book series creator and artist Todd MacFarlane has confirmed that an R-rated reboot is in the works, after years of pushing hard to resurrect the character on the big screen. Spawn had a previous film, in 1997, but it was poorly-received and MacFarlane has been looking to put it right ever since.
With a finished script in hand, McFarlane hopes to see the new movie financed on a modest budget and is eager to direct the project.
After the relative box office success lauded onto the original Spawn film starring Michael Jai White, casting the new reboot will obviously be of major importance, especially when considering the seemingly unprecedented success of Image Comics’ associated property that is Deadpool. But the latest word from McFarlane has it that the script has finally been paired down from an initial 183 pages, and casting my soon get underway.
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“I overwrote [the script] a little bit and now I’m trying to piece it together,” McFarlane said. He added that he expects to have his next draft done some time next week.
McFarlane continued: “Once I’ve got it down [and] buttoned up, then I will then take it out and go and hook at least two actors. And at that point, then that’s when all this starts to speed up.”
One of his followers, Charles Collins, wrote, ”Sorry, Todd but I’ll believe it when i see it. You’ve been talking about a new Spawn film since 2001.”
McFarlane responded to the concern emphatically, “It’s HAPPENING!!”