We’ve been following news of the Spawn reboot currently in the works at Blumhouse since the project was first announced. With the comic book series’ creator Todd McFarlane writing and directing, fans are hoping for a Spawn movie worthy of the source material. For his part, McFarlane has been fanning the flames of excitement by stating he wants his film to be scary enough to make children cry!
Though the production is moving along at a somewhat glacial pace (filming isn’t even set to start until next summer) our friends at Super Bros Movies posted some exclusive updates that, if true, paint a much different picture than 1997’s much-maligned adaptation. As opposed to a fantastic superhero flick, McFarlane’s Spawn sounds like a gritty crime drama:
We’ve exclusively learned that the movie will focus on NYPD detective Twitch (Jeremy Renner) after he loses his daughter to gang violence. He then begins his quest for revenge by enlisting the help of his ex-partner Danny to aid in his investigation of the criminal factions in New York. Twitch quickly realizes he’s in over his head as he learns that two of the largest organizations are teaming up to take over the criminal underworld of the city.
Al (Spawn), played by Jamie Foxx, will reveal himself to Twitch as someone who can help him in his quest for vengeance. Rumors also suggest that Spawn will be completely mute. Of course, this is all just conjecture until we get an official synopsis from the folks at Blumhouse. You’d better believe we’ll bring you updates just as soon as news emerges, so check back often!
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