Back in May, Todd McFarlane claimed he had “five offers on the table” from different studios offering him the chance...
Back in May, Todd McFarlane claimed he had “five offers on the table” from different studios offering him the chance to make a new movie based on the Spawn comic book character he created in the 90’s. The offer he was leaning towards was a smaller sized and more character driven/adult themed picture.
Well today, McFarlane has announced he is to officially begin writing the screenplay of what will be “neither a recap or continuation” of the 1997 film adaptation flop, and is instead described as a “standalone story that will be R-rated. Creepy and scary.”
This would keep in line with McFarlane’s previous claims that he wanted this picture to avoid the general conception of a superhero good guy vs. a superhero baddie. It’s my guess, he wants to make a movie like The Punisher in tone. Though McFarlane himself name-drops The Departed.
I’ve never seen Spawn or read any of the comics material… so I got nothing on this one. I was hoping you guys could enlighten me on whether this is a movie that is worth tracking.