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Todd McFarlane says R-Rated Spawn movie is ‘happening!’

March 16th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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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.

In the below video initially posted on his personal Facebook account (via Squareeyed), McFarlane brings up the edited script for the Spawn reboot on his computer screen in Final Draft.

LIVE update on my Spawn movie script….

Posted by Todd McFarlane on Monday, 14 March 2016

“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!!”

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….