Blumhouse’s New SPAWN Movie Sounds F*cking Bizarre
Todd McFarlane and Blumhouse are working on a new Spawn movie. And today, original Spawn star Michael Jai White teases that McFarlane told him the idea behind his upcoming reboot. And it’s kinda strange. White says Spawn’s physical form will only be hinted at through … a fog-like substance.
White tells CBR: “[McFarlane has] been trying to get a new movie up and going for 23 years so I don’t know. [Laughs] The last time I saw him, he was telling me about his idea of Spawn being ethereal fog that you don’t see, like Jaws, and he strikes and you never see him and I’m like ‘Okay, good luck with that!’
Now, I think McFarlane has changed his approach since then. After all, Jamie Foxx will be playing Spawn. And you don’t hire Jamie Foxx to play, you know, fog. Either way, it looks like White isn’t a fan of the idea of McFarlane directing the film.
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He adds: “I don’t know Todd to be a director at all. It’s kind of like Stan Lee: He created the character but he doesn’t direct him and I guess somebody would have to pony up a lot of money for Todd McFarlane to direct for his first time directing this movie idea that he has. I’ve heard about Jamie Foxx starring in it and wish them well. I don’t know, maybe it continues because this is what people like to hear from McFarlane. He can get attention by promising another Spawn; I don’t get it.”
Spawn follows a government assassin who is killed after being double-crossed by his boss. Upon arriving in Hell, he 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.
Are you up for Spawn?