Back in 1997, Todd McFarlane’s extremely popular independent comic book creation Spawn was adapted for the big-screen. It was met with modest box office success despite taking a thrashing from film critics and fans alike. Ever since then, fans have wondered whether the recent trend to reboot and remake comic book properties would lead to another big-screen outing for the man formerly known as Al Simmons. Well, if Todd McFarlane has his way, fans won’t have to wait much longer.
According to McFarlane himself via an interview with Canadian entertainment website The Gate (video below), he’s negotiated to write, produce, and direct the film himself. He’s also stated that, “It’s not going to be a giant budget with a lot of special effects; it’s going to be more of a horror movie and a thriller movie, not a superhero one.”
With Jamie Foxx recently stating an interest in playing the titular character in addition to the possibility that production may begin in 2014, McFarlane’s big-screen version of his creation seems to be on track to hit the big-screen sooner rather than later. We here at Morbidly Amusing are sure hoping for the former.
Courtesy of The Gate.