View Full Version : New Spawn movie in the works

07-21-2017, 05:18 PM
Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions are teaming up with Todd McFarlane to develop a new movie based on the comic book icon's creation, Spawn.

McFarlane has written the first draft of the script and is set to direct the project, marking a rare foray for a comic creator into the director's chair.

McFarlane became a comics superstar and one of the industry's first artist-millionaires in the 1980s, thanks to his work on Amazing Spider-Man. He later was one of the founding artists of Image Comics with his creation, Spawn.

Spawn told of a black-ops agent who is betrayed and killed, his soul sent to hell for all the innocents he killed. While there, he makes a deal with a demon who allows him to return to the earthly plane and his wife. However, five years have now passed, and his wife has moved on, while he is a disfigured and superpowered spawn of hell.

The comic was adapted into a 1997 New Line horror-action movie that starred Michael Jai White, as well as a late-1990s HBO cartoon series.

McFarlane, who also became an entrepreneur with a high-end toy company, has been developing the new movie for some time and was shopping it in the spring, only recently bringing it to Blumhouse. The company is envisioning the new Spawn project as a low-budget horror movie.


07-21-2017, 09:41 PM
I'll believe it when I actually see something like a poster or teaser. McFarlane has told us "it's definitely happening this time, just wait till next year for more news" For over a decade now. Same with the new Spawn cartoon.

Don't get me wrong I'd love for it to happen and think there's tons of potential but so far we've gotten nowhere but promises for over a decade.

Spike Spiegel
07-21-2017, 11:39 PM
Hasn't he been saying this since the end of the HBO animated series, which would make it almost 20 years now?