There is a lot to be excited about at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. It’s 2017 and superhero/comic-book films are obviously all the rage, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to stop anytime soon. There are a plethora of comic-book related titles that are being promoted during SDCC 2017, from Justice League to The Defenders. Some characters making their on-screen presence for the first time, while some will be coming back to the big screen.
Todd McFarlane was at SDCC this year, with some pretty exciting news to share. He’s going to be bringing one of his classic characters back to life for cinema once again. McFarlane revealed that a SPAWN reboot is in the works. Not only that, but it will be rated R and McFarlane will write and direct the project, with Blumhouse Productions producing.
“We’ve gone from the theoretical to now we’re making movies,” McFarlane said. “Blumhouse. Spawn. Badass. R. Get ready for it, we’re going into production. No more talking, it’s time to do.”
Now the pairing of Blumhouse and Spawn actually makes a lot of sense. In the past, McFarlane has stated that he’d only want to do a reboot of the character if he could write, direct and produce it himself, and of course, if it was R-rated. Blumhouse is known for their horror properties, like Get Out and Insidious. So this collaboration between the two seems like it would be a perfect match.
“Having worked with many visionary directors, I think Todd’s unique artistic talents will only add to his role as director of this film,” Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions added. McFarlane is already done with the first draft of the screenplay and it will mark his directorial debut. The 1997 Spawn film, starring Michael Jai White, ended up failing both critically and commercially at the box office. So McFarlane has a second chance here to make things right.
What do you guys think? Are you ready for a R-rated reboot of the character?
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Source: The Verge