In addition to graciously signing free autographs for fans at this past weekend’s Fan Expo convention, comic and toy legend Todd McFarlane also offered up a whole lot of exciting information about the long talked about remake of Spawn, which he’s currently hard at work on.
In an interview with entertainment magazine The Gate, McFarlane revealed that the goal is for the film to be shot next year and that he’s being pressured to complete the script by the end of this year. He’s set to not only write but also produce and direct, and he seems to be quite overwhelmed with the project, struggling to find enough time in the day to get everything done that he needs to get done.
With regard to the tone of the reboot, McFarlane described it as being “more of a horror movie and a thriller movie, not a superhero one,” and said the plan is to keep the shoot at 60-70 days and the budget low. “It’s not going to be a giant budget with a lot of special effects,” said McFarlane.
As for the interest Jamie Foxx has in the film, as we reported earlier this summer, McFarlane confirmed that a lot of big name stars (including Foxx) want in, but nothing can be set in stone until the script is complete. “Once we get this thing done, we’ll get it off the ground with some big names,” promised the creator of the mega popular Spawn franchise.
Click the “play” button below for the full interview, and expect more info here on Dread Central in the near future!
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