Back in April of last year we reported that Todd McFarlane was planning on bringing back one of his best comic book characters, Spawn, for a new film. Now, we can report that McFarlane has finished the script for the film, which he is expecting to receive an “R” rating.
McFarlane, in an interview with ComicBook.com, stated that the new film, based on his 90’s comic book series, won’t be a superhero movie.
“I’d put it more into horror/suspense/supernatural genre,” He told the site. “In the background, there’s this thing moving around, this boogeyman. That boogeyman just happens to be something that you and I, intellectually, know is Spawn.” McFarlane continues o explain the character. “Will he look like he did in the first mo? No. Will he have a supervillain he fights? No. He’s going to be a spectre, the ghost. He’s this thing that just whoowhooses in, this ghost that moves and will fuck you up if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, and the rest of the movie will look real, and be this real drama. He’s just this ghost, this thing behind it.”
McFarlane also revealed that he wants to keep it small, and without a ton of special effects, so that the studio will allow him direct it.
This version of Spawn is very different than we Spawn we know, but I’m happy to hear that will not be a ton of special effects. Most of the effects in the original Spawn film were absolutely terrible. I mean seriously, the creature in the photo below (from the first film) is just plain fugly.