Spawn Movie Might Shoot Next Year, Will Be Horror

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Over the weekend, Todd McFarlane appeared at Fan Expo Canada, where he gave a brief update on the status of the Spawn reboot. In a video interview with The Gate, Todd McFarlane said, “The reality is 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.”

McFarlane also added, “The thing that keeps slowing it down is that the negotiation I’ve done is that I write, produce, and direct. So I’ve got to push a lot of my other endeavors off to the side, so I can get tunnel vision on it, and so everybody in my company is now going, ‘We’ve got to find Todd the time to finish all this.’ I think it’s a sixty to seventy 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. Anyway, I’ve got so many people phoning now, I’ve got to get it done.”

At San Diego Comic-Con, Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx confirmed that he wanted to star in a Spawn movie. When asked about casting, McFarlane said, “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, and I give them my pitch, and I go we can get in it, here’s how it goes. And so those types of actors, Academy Award guys, they’re going, ‘As soon as that script’s done, we’re going.’ So once we get this thing done, we’ll get it off the ground with some big names.”


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#4 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (8418 posts) - - Show Bio

Still not scene the first one!

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#5 Posted by Oscuro (1171 posts) - - Show Bio

about time. seems like this movie has been languishing in production hell for more than a decade

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#6 Posted by BumpyBoo (13414 posts) - - Show Bio

Tentatively excited for this.




Aw, who am I kidding?


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#7 Edited by w0nd (6771 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll believe it when I see it.

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#8 Posted by xblah_blahx (2893 posts) - - Show Bio
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#9 Posted by daredevil21134 (15852 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0nd said:

I'll believe it when I see it.

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#10 Posted by Shiryu (7923 posts) - - Show Bio

Do you guys still think this is going to happen? I need a change of pace from the schedule of 3 movies that Marvel Studios keeps cranking out each year. I'm kinda skeptical, although I really do like that it's gonna be a horror movie. If this comes out I'll definitely see it before I spend money to go see any of the Marvel films.

And, Mr. McFarlane, if you ever see this post, for the love of god please do not pursue any actor remotely resembling Terrence Howard for this role.

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#11 Posted by KingWillie (597 posts) - - Show Bio

Soo, whats goin on with this?

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#12 Posted by xblah_blahx (2893 posts) - - Show Bio

@kingwillie: here's a quote from an article earlier this year about the movie:

McFarlane says he wants to see another Spawn movie made, but he doesn’t think the film would have to be a budget-breaking production that many superhero movies have become. The standard PG-13 superhero-movie formula isn’t what he’s looking for, says McFarlane, noting that he’d be unwilling to relinquish creative control.

McFarlane is devoting time to finishing a new Spawn movie script that he says is about 30 percent done. He adds that his movie needs to be R-rated.

“My pitch is: ‘Guys, here’s the story, nonnegotiable — I write, produce and direct. We keep it low-budget. I think minus talent, I can shoot this thing for about $10-million. I don’t want a bunch of special effects.’ ”

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