Todd McFarlane has now shed some light on why it has taken so long for the Untitled Spawn Reboot to come together. This anticipated project has been in talks for a number of years, but looks like it could finally be on its way. The franchise creator is claiming that it could get off the ground and start shooting sometime in 2014.
Here, Todd McFarlane talks about why it has taken so long to bring this project to fruition.
"The thing that keeps slowing it down is that the negotiation I've done is I write, produce, direct, but I've got to push a lot of my other endeavors off to the side so I can just get tunnel vision on it. And so everybody at my company is now going, 'We've got to find Todd the time to finish all this.'"
He went onto talk about the time frame and special effects that are going to be needed for the film.
"I think it's a 60-70 day shoot. I think it's a quick shoot. It's not going to be a giant budget with a lot of special effects, it's going to be more of a horror movie and a thriller movie, not a superhero one. I've got so many people phoning now that I've got to get it done. I've made some promises to people this year."
He wrapped up the interview by entertaining the idea of Jamie Foxx starring in the remake.
"You know what, we've had some big names, like who you're mentioning, come to the office and go 'We want to be in it'. Sometimes they give me their pitch, I give them my pitch, I go, 'We can get in it, this is how it goes', and so those types of actors, Academy Award guys, they're going, 'As soon as that script's done, we're going'. So once we get this thing done, we'll get it off the ground with some big names."
Spawn first appeared in Malibu Sun #13 in May 1992. The comic was adapted for the big screen in 1997 and starred Michael Jai White and John Leguizamo. No specific production schedule has been released.