In 1997 Mark A.Z. Dippé released a film version of Todd McFarlane’s forever popular franchise Spawn. It sucked. In fact, it sucked bad. Fingers were pointed, fans were disappointed, McFarlane vowed redemption… one day. But will that day ever come?
MTV recently caught up with McFarlane and asked if there had been any progress toward a new Spawn film. Mind you, this happens at least once or twice every year. So what’s the story today?
“I continue writing pages here and there,” says McFarlane. “I have a guy waiting in the sidelines, an Academy Award-winning actor. Every three weeks he’s on the phone going, ‘Todd, where’s the script? Todd, where’s the script?’ I can’t say who it is. He came out to the office. He gave me his pitch, and I gave him mine. The pitch I gave was that we could do ten of these for the next ten years and he wouldn’t have to be 22 for the rest of his life.”
In other news McFarlane also let it slip that another animated series based on the character is in the works – “We have 90 minutes all set and ready to go, other than sending it to an animation house. We’ve done all the voice recordings, we’ve done all the backgrounds, so the technology is way better than it was a decade ago; there are some spectacular things we can do now that we weren’t able to when we were on HBO.”
Stay tuned… again.
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