NEW Spawn Movie on The Way

So it’s not really news to hear that there is another Spawn movie being talked about. Hell for the past several years there has been one rumored to be in the works. However, this time we actually have word from the creator of Spawn himself, Todd McFarlane. Apparently not only has a script been in the works, but it is now officially completed. According to a recent interview with ComicBook.com all that remains is for it to be edited down and for a studio to pick it up.

McFarlane told Comicbook.com “I’ve finished the script, and I’m in the process of editing,” McFarlane told ComicBook when asked for an update. “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.” This is great news for Spawn and comic book fans a like. I know that the 1997 movie was far from what fans of the comic wanted but I also think that it gets a little more hate than it deserves.

spawn-02This news is very promising however, don’t expect this to be your typical action packed super hero movie or action movie at all for that matter. For those of you that are familiar with Spawn you know that he is not your typical hero and many times borders closer to villain. McFarlane went on to say “I’d put it more into horror/suspense/supernatural genre. If you take the movie The Departed meets Paranormal Activity, something like that.” So for those of you that were hoping to see something reminiscent of the 97 movie, it looks like that won’t be happening.

Even more interesting Todd McFarlane gave us a little insight on what he is envisioning Spawn will look like in this new movie. “Will he look like he did in the first movie? No. Will he have a supervillain he fights? No. He’s going to be the spectre, the ghost.” So at this point I’m really not quite sure what to expect but it is clear that McFarlane is trying to put as much distance as possible between this new movie and the 1997 film adaptation of Spawn. Only time will tell what we will get but he is hoping that they could get this movie made by sometime next year.

spawn-05This is a lot to take in so give it some thought and let me know what you think Nerd Nation. Are you excited to hear that the script is finished for a new Spawn movie and what do you think about how he will be portrayed on the big screen? Does this sound like the movie you have been waiting for? Be sure to leave me your thoughts in a comment below, on the Facebook page, or hit me up on the Twitter @Nerdgasmneeds.

One Response to NEW Spawn Movie on The Way

  1. TrueViP says:

    Awesome. I think spawn is the most under-appreciated, and under-publicized character of all time. The idea of a hell-spawn, who rebels with a suit that has the most unique capabilities in the comic world, is an awesome idea. I would like to see a new video game that would allow players to fully use the suit, in a sand-box, RPG type, brawler game… A game where you can fully immerse yourself in the character, and experience the world with the capabilities his necroplasma provides; not only in combat, but all aspects of the world- and find your way (whether you lean towards evil or good) as a newly born hell-spawn. It would need to be highly interactive, both the world around him and his suit. Maybe, develop custom powers that could be assigned to a quick-equip slot so you could use it hiw you want, but offer an endless list of powers, and his cape, chains, and suit are all separately controllable.

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