At last month's Fan Expo in Toronto, Todd McFarlane opened up about the long talked about Spawn remake, generating serious amounts of fan excitement when he said that he's hard at work on the project and that the plan is to get the cameras rolling sometime next year.
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.
For at least the last four years, if not longer, every now and then a story leaks out about Todd McFarlane's long talked about Spawn remake, and the last time we heard from him, he mentioned an Academy Award-winning actor waiting in the wings. Out of Comic-Con came a hint of who that might be.
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?
If you're an art fan, you'll want to mark your calendar because at long last The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil’s in the Details, Todd McFarlane’s first and only art book, is scheduled to hit shelves nationwide on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
It just wouldn't be Comic-Con without the iconic cartoonist, writer, toy designer, and entrepreneur we know and love as Todd McFarlane stopping by; and today we got word on all the panels, signings and free giveaways he will be taking part in at the show.
Every few months or so an update comes in from creator Todd McFarlane regarding the possibility of a new Spawn film. How far along is it? What's the status? Will he direct? McFarlane himself recently answered all of these questions.
Other than the animated HBO series, Todd McFarlane's Spawn has never been done right in terms of a good adaptation. In fact, I still have a bit of a headache from the last live-action film. McFarlane knows it sucked, too, and has long been talking about making a new movie featuring the devilish character himself. Today he shed a bit more light on the subject.
If James Brown was the hardest working man in show business, Robert Kirkman certainly must be the busiest man in the comics biz. On March 29th he and Todd McFarlane present Haunt Volume 1. Featuring the artistic team of Ryan Ottley, Greg Capullo, and Todd McFarlane, with story by Robert Kirkman, Haunt Volume 1 from Image Comics collects Issues 1 through 5 of the series. Synopsis:
Though talk about a new Spawn movie has been lingering in the ears of fans everywhere for some time now, it appears that creator Todd McFarlane is just about ready to make it happen -- himself!
I guess it’s not surprising to hear that Leonardo DiCaprio is Todd McFarlane’s number one choice for the lead in a Spawn reboot (there’s that damn word again). These days comic adaptations are the rage, and top-tier Hollywood talent has been all over the recent trend, often translating into box office gold.
I still remember leaving the theatre after watching the Spawn movie. My head was killing me. All that CGI. All those loud effects. The cartoonish looking battles. The missed opportunities. The only thing right with it was surprisingly enough John Leguizamo's portrayal of Clowny. What could a sequel or a remake hold for us spurned fans?
Can you believe Todd McFarlane still wants to see Spawn 2 made? Considering his idea for the sequel is not a direct follow up to the atrocious first film I guess it’s not too surprising, but it just seems like this ideas been rolling around forever without it getting any closer to reality.