A new movie featuring the demonic antihero Spawn could be on the way. Creator Todd McFarlane has spoken about his desire to make a Spawn film for some time and has now spoken about his intentions for the project.
McFarlane was a guest on the AMC show Geeking Out, where he was asked if audiences could expect to see another Spawn film, the previous one having been released back in 1997. “The simple answer is yes,” he said, via Comicbook.com.
McFarlane went on to explain that the new film would be very different from the previous adaptation, explaining it had “a dark, R-rated, scary, badass sort of script.”
In February this year, McFarlane told Comicbook.com that he had finished the screenplay for the movie. “I’ve finished the script, and I’m in the process of editing,” he said. “It’s 183 pages, and [producers] usually like 120. I still think it’s going to end up being about 140, because I’m putting in details for myself.”
McFarlane also explained that part of his decision to stay away from the big budget approach of many modern superhero movies was so he could make the film himself. “Basically, I can make this version of the movie on a budget without crazy special effects,” he said. “I want to keep it small, keep it tight, so they’ll let me direct it!”
The comic book Spawn appeared in 1992, and was one of the first titles published by McFarlane’s Image Comics. It was massively popular, with the first issue selling 1.7 million copies. The 1997 film adaptation was however not a big hit with either audiences or critics.