Writer-director Todd McFarlane recently teases his upcoming live-action R-rated Spawn reboot with Jeremy Renner as Twitch and Jamie Foxx as Spawn will finally happen this year.
And today, McFarlane says that there have been conversations about a TV series as well.
McFarlane tells Forbes: “We’ve had those conversations. People ask why not a TV show instead of a movie? Part of it is I’ve never directed a feature film… This might be my only chance. I’ve held on to the rights to attach myself to it. If it works out, we can always bring it over to television.”
Rated PG-13 or violence and crude humor, the 1997 version centered on a covert government assassin Al Simmons (Michael Jai White) who is killed after being double-crossed by his boss, Jason Wynn (Martin Sheen). Upon arriving in Hell, Simmons is offered an opportunity to return to Earth if he’s willing to lead an evil army. He accepts and is reincarnated as a “Hellspawn” — a twisted, horribly disfigured version of his former self. However, Spawn serves as a force of good, much to the dismay of the Devil’s henchman, a wicked clown (John Leguizamo).
It sports an 18% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Spawn is an overbearing, over-violent film that adds little to the comic book adaptation genre.