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Todd McFarlane has finished a new script for Spawn and he wants to direct

02.15.2016

Now that DEADPOOL is bringing in some serious box-office dollars with it's R-rated goodness, you can bet that studios will be looking at some more off-the-wall comic book characters to bring to the silver screen. In this case, it's one of the comic creators. Todd McFarlane brought the character Spawn to comics in the early 90s, and after one failed attempt to transition him to the cinematic medium, he's trying to give it another shot. ComicBook.com recently spoke with the man, and you can see what he had to say below.

Todd McFarlane on the latest script for SPAWN:

I've finished the script and I'm in the process of editing. 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. " want to keep it small, keep it tight, so they'll let me direct it! I need to get him back up on the big screen again to make him relevant in a big way, which we will do.

While I wouldn't consider myself a comic book aficionado, I did read my fair share of Spawn growing up and would love to see a serious cinematic adaptation. With that said, I'm a little wary of McFarlane himself doing the writing, let alone directing. This also isn't the first time we've heard about another SPAWN movie in the works, so as they say, I'll believe it when I see it.

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Source: ComicBook.com

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8:14PM on 02/16/2016
I don't think Todd McFarlane should be directing anything and need to go back to drawing more comics than his occasional variant covers and pin-ups. But if ever should Spawn be resurrected on screen, I think the Jim Downing version can work great as a Netflix show.
I don't think Todd McFarlane should be directing anything and need to go back to drawing more comics than his occasional variant covers and pin-ups. But if ever should Spawn be resurrected on screen, I think the Jim Downing version can work great as a Netflix show.
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4:38PM on 02/15/2016
This has been news ever since I was in High School with the same kind of comments by McFarlane. He's had a horrible time trying to get a second movie off the ground and its probably time he just give it up.
This has been news ever since I was in High School with the same kind of comments by McFarlane. He's had a horrible time trying to get a second movie off the ground and its probably time he just give it up.
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2:51PM on 02/15/2016

This will flop

Just don't see or hear any interest in this. It's about a million miles from Deadpool.
If they can make this for 10 million then it might make some cash back. It would take a ton of very, very clever and original marketing to get me invested in this.
Just don't see or hear any interest in this. It's about a million miles from Deadpool.
If they can make this for 10 million then it might make some cash back. It would take a ton of very, very clever and original marketing to get me invested in this.
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2:17PM on 02/15/2016

this is weird....

From what I read yesterday, this isn't the full article. From what I read Spawn will be the the only supernatural character and won't look like he does. No cape, and basically a spirit. It read not like a action or comic film. I read it on Yahoo somewhere but now can't seem to find the article.
From what I read yesterday, this isn't the full article. From what I read Spawn will be the the only supernatural character and won't look like he does. No cape, and basically a spirit. It read not like a action or comic film. I read it on Yahoo somewhere but now can't seem to find the article.
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8:14PM on 02/16/2016
I've heard this too, and I hate it. I'm a big fan of SPAWN and wish they would just make a movie following the source material with a hard R.
I've heard this too, and I hate it. I'm a big fan of SPAWN and wish they would just make a movie following the source material with a hard R.
1:44PM on 02/15/2016
I'm not sure I like the idea of Todd directing it. He directed that thing they tried to pass off as a movie all those years ago. Spawns popularity spiraled down after that movie came out. I would love to see a good Spawn movie similar to the awesome HBO animated series Just get someone else to direct it please.
I'm not sure I like the idea of Todd directing it. He directed that thing they tried to pass off as a movie all those years ago. Spawns popularity spiraled down after that movie came out. I would love to see a good Spawn movie similar to the awesome HBO animated series Just get someone else to direct it please.
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6:46PM on 02/15/2016
That animated series was fucking amazing.
That animated series was fucking amazing.
8:30PM on 02/15/2016
When exactly did Todd McFarlane ever directed anything? The first and only live action Spawn movie so far was directed by Mark AZ Dippe.
When exactly did Todd McFarlane ever directed anything? The first and only live action Spawn movie so far was directed by Mark AZ Dippe.
8:11PM on 02/16/2016
I guess you're write, he did write it however, which kind of worst when you think about it considering it's his child. Either way get someone with some real directing experience.
I guess you're write, he did write it however, which kind of worst when you think about it considering it's his child. Either way get someone with some real directing experience.
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