Todd McFarlane to Direct SPAWN for Blumhouse

Written by Andrew Pollard Saturday, 22 July 2017

Movie News

After what seems like forever, it’s now official: we’re getting a Spawn reboot!

For those who have been keeping up with all things Spawn, you’ll be well aware that creator Todd McFarlane was looking to bring the character back to the big screen in a big way. One of the stumbling blocks, though, seemed to be the fact that McFarlane wasn’t budging on the demand that he writes and directs the picture.

Now, McFarlane has taken to his Facebook page to officially announce that he and his McFarlane Films division are partnering with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions for a new Spawn movie. And yes, the film will indeed be written and directed by none other than Todd McFarlane – marking the comic book legend’s directorial debut. Additionally, the first draft of the screenplay has already been written and now it’s all systems go for this cult favourite comic book character.

As McFarlane himself explained, “We’ve gone from the theoretical to now we’re making movies. Blumhouse. Spawn. Badass. R. Get ready for it, we’re going into production. No more talking, it’s time to do.”

From the Blumhouse side, Jason Blum added, “Having worked with many visionary directors, I think Todd’s unique artistic talents will only add to his role as director of this film.”

The character of Spawn debuted back in 1992’s Spawn #1, with the dark and brutal figure soon becoming a poster boy of sorts for the antihero side of comics. With his Hellspawn power, Spawn is able to shape shift, teleport, and cause all kinds of carnage with his various weapons. Of course, the character has already been brought to live-action life, with Michael Jai White headlining the 1997 Spawn feature. Elsewhere, HBO later developed an animated miniseries called Todd McFarlane’s Spawn.

As ever, expect more on this new Spawn picture as it continues to develop.


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