There was a lot of talk last month after Toronto’s Fan Expo about Todd McFarlane and the prospects of rebooting the Spawn franchise. New info has come our way regarding the project and we have it for you below. Dig it!
In a recent interview with Game Rant, McFarlane seemed to be cracking under the pressure of not only writing but also producing and directing the film, expressing worrisome concerns about studio involvement. “There’s a couple people that have kind of put a gun to my head and said we want that screenplay no later than December,” said McFarlane. Though he’s got the whole movie mapped out on index cards, he’s still got a massive amount of work to do to get all of his ideas edited and down on paper, and time is quickly running out.
As far as self-financing goes, that’s a brand new element that McFarlane introduced into the project during the interview, which we hadn’t yet heard about. Here’s what he had to say about that…
“My goal to some degree is to self-finance, and I know [people] go, ‘That’s dumb and that’s crazy,’ but years ago Mel Gibson did it with The Passion of The Christ. So I sort of call this one Spawn from Hell: My Passion of The Anti-Christ. In my mind I can do this thing with 10 million bucks, and if you keep it small they’re just gonna get an unknown director anyway for that kind of a budget, so I go, ‘If you’re going to get an unknown director, let me be that unknown director.’ Again, there’s nobody that’s argued it – they just go, ‘Then where’s the screenplay? Get it done.’”
We’re pulling for ya Todd! We want to see Spawn on the big screen again kicking major demon ass.
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