It’s been a little while since we had an update on Todd McFarlane’s planned reboot movie of the Spawn franchise. The original creator of the character is looking to bring the film to life as writer and first-time director, but as yet no production schedule or release date has been announced.
In a new interview with Newsarama McFarlane has discussed his hopes to get the film in to production this year.
“When I was at New York Comic Con, Joker came out and Hollywood has a penchant for looking at what works, then doing it 10 times over,” McFarlane continued. “This movie opened up, then made a billion dollars which is still 33% bigger than any other R-rated movie in the history of cinema. So, Hollywood is on the go for R-rated comic book stuff, right? The phone has been ringing and I’ve got lots of people thinking about Spawn now. There’s a different momentum happening right now and in the next month, I should have another big announcement about the movie.”
“I’m trying to add one more piece to the puzzle, then I think that will tumble the rest of them. So I just need this one piece. I was supposed to have a meeting yesterday but that didn’t happen so that got pushed to a few weeks, but if that goes well, there will be an announcement soon.”
“Hopefully we can start production this year, because if we don’t, I probably won’t make it,” McFarlane stated. “The window is open right now and if I can’t pull it off this year, it’s only going to get harder, right? I’m confident enough that it’s going to work, but give me a month, and I’ll get back to you.”
Spawn is currently in development with no scheduled release date. Jamie Foxx is currently set to take on the lead role.