We’ve been talking about Todd McFarlane’s upcoming Spawn movie for a while now, but news has now come that the film has made a giant leap towards actually happening.
While talking with ComicBook.com, the character’s creator, McFarlane, revealed that casting has begun!
We just officially the other day had our first casting meeting, and so what that means for anyone listening today is with the final script we’re going to start sending that into Hollywood to actually go pick up the cast members,” MacFarlane stated. He continued, “So what you do during those first couple of meetings is go through all the characters and then sort of throw some names and bat some names around for people you think might fit it. More specifically, are there actors or characters you’ve seen in other movies that you think fall into that pool, because all of that gives the casting director a picture so that they can go ‘oh, okay, I know who to go after now that we’re doing it.’ So we’ve officially begun the casting process.”
In the supernatural thriller, Spawn will essentially be the silent villain with a cop as the main character, much like Jaws and Sheriff Brody in the classic. McFarlane is promising a dark, hard R-rated movie that will be produced by Blumhouse.
There’s two big roles in the script,” McFarlane has said in a previous interview. “There’s obviously sort of Spawn himself, although in a weird way it’s not the biggest role, and then there’s the cop. The cop is this character Twitch who’s been there since issue #1. Twitch is the role in this one, and I sort of refer to him as my Sheriff Brody, who is the sheriff in the Jaws movie. Although it was called Jaws, Jaws didn’t really talk a lot in his movie, right? He just kind of showed up at the opportune time to make the movie worthwhile.”
Back in November McFarlane shared a page from the completed script with fans. You can read it here. We’ll keep you posted.