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Todd McFarlane says the new Spawn movie may begin production in 2014

Aug. 26, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Back in 1997, SPAWN was released and disappointed fans of the comic book by trying too hard to be a superhero movie instead of a horror story featuring a superhero character. While I enjoyed the movie for what it was, including a great turn by John Leguizamo, SPAWN just fell flat. We have been hoping for a long time to get a better movie version of the character on the big screen and that time may be fast approaching.

Back in February, SPAWN creator Todd McFarlane touted he was working on a new script and that several Academy Award-winning actors were very interested in starring. We haven't heard much since then, but McFarlane now has a more concrete timeframe in mind for when we can expect to see the new SPAWN:

"[The producers] want me to deliver the script by the end of the year," he said, "which would basically mean we'd be shooting next year. So, that's the goal right now."

A 2014 production would likely mean a 2015 release for the SPAWN sequel/reboot. That would put the movie smack in the middle of one of the most crowded movie years of all time. Could SPAWN hold a candle opposite any of the big superhero movies coming out, let alone the next STAR WARS? Would any studio be willing to pony up the bucks for a sequel to a movie that didn't deliver on it's budget the first time? McFarlane says they wouldn't need a lot of dough.

"I think it's a quick shoot," McFarlane explained. "It's not going to be a giant budget with a lot of special effects, its going to be more of a horror movie and a thriller movie, not a superhero one. Ive got so many people phoning now that Ive got to get it done. Ive made some promises to people this year."

Less money, more horror, and famous names interested? Count me in. The root of SPAWN has always been the horror and the supernatural, not the caped crusader from hell that the 1997 version portrayed. I hope they do make something with a smaller focus and bring to life what made the comic book great.

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11:04PM on 08/26/2013
"Would any studio be willing to pony up the bucks for a sequel to a movie that didn't deliver on it's budget the first time"
umm, 1997's Spawn cost 40M and made 54M domestically and another 33M internationally. I mean, it takes 10 seconds to check boxofficemojo.com
"Would any studio be willing to pony up the bucks for a sequel to a movie that didn't deliver on it's budget the first time"
umm, 1997's Spawn cost 40M and made 54M domestically and another 33M internationally. I mean, it takes 10 seconds to check boxofficemojo.com
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7:32AM on 08/27/2013
I think Todd means the voices in his head want a script by the end of the year
I think Todd means the voices in his head want a script by the end of the year
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1:57PM on 08/27/2013

The animated show

on HBO was the tits I recommend people watch that to get a good feel for spawn, very adult and well drawn and should be the inspiration/jumping off point for this new movie.
on HBO was the tits I recommend people watch that to get a good feel for spawn, very adult and well drawn and should be the inspiration/jumping off point for this new movie.
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9:56PM on 08/26/2013
Believe it when I see it.
Believe it when I see it.
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6:33PM on 08/26/2013

Whatever

The only bigger vaporware movie then Ghost Busters 3 Is the next Spawn. I don't even care anymore.
The only bigger vaporware movie then Ghost Busters 3 Is the next Spawn. I don't even care anymore.
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12:04PM on 08/27/2013
Why don't they just continue the HBO series?
Why don't they just continue the HBO series?
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5:11AM on 08/27/2013

Sure

How many times have we heard this? And who actually cares?
How many times have we heard this? And who actually cares?
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7:19AM on 08/27/2013
Todd himself, maybe?
Todd himself, maybe?
7:47PM on 08/26/2013

We've been hearing the same story for years.

Every couple of years there is talk of a Spawn movie, whether it's from a studio or McFarlane, and nothing ever comes of it. The idea of a Spawn movie is faint at best; the fans of Spawn are men in their late-20s/early-30s that have grown tired of a Spawn movie; a newer audience would have no clue who he is; the issues and problems of Spawn would not appeal to a 21 Century crowd; anyone else would just remember that it was a superficial franchise that died off less than a decade after it came
Every couple of years there is talk of a Spawn movie, whether it's from a studio or McFarlane, and nothing ever comes of it. The idea of a Spawn movie is faint at best; the fans of Spawn are men in their late-20s/early-30s that have grown tired of a Spawn movie; a newer audience would have no clue who he is; the issues and problems of Spawn would not appeal to a 21 Century crowd; anyone else would just remember that it was a superficial franchise that died off less than a decade after it came out. Wildstorm has a better shot of being made into a feature. Stop wasting our time trying to remember that McFarlane was popular for a few years back in the 1990s. Stick to collecting baseballs and making really cool action figures... Oh wait, you don't even do THAT anymore!
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7:50PM on 08/26/2013
I really miss Movie Maniacs toy line.
I really miss Movie Maniacs toy line.
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9:18PM on 08/26/2013
McFarlane has been saying sh*t like this for years. "Oh, new Spawn movie? Soon. Sooner than soon."
McFarlane has been saying sh*t like this for years. "Oh, new Spawn movie? Soon. Sooner than soon."
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8:46PM on 08/26/2013
A dark movie, A quick shoot with not a huge budget and an acadamy award winning actor? That sounds exactly like Ghost Rider to me. And I bet IF they do it that's what we will get.
A dark movie, A quick shoot with not a huge budget and an acadamy award winning actor? That sounds exactly like Ghost Rider to me. And I bet IF they do it that's what we will get.
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1:53AM on 08/27/2013
"[The producers] want me to deliver the script by the end of the year," he said, "which would basically mean we'd be shooting next year."

Yes, because Hollywood works just like that every time a script is delivered.
"[The producers] want me to deliver the script by the end of the year," he said, "which would basically mean we'd be shooting next year."

Yes, because Hollywood works just like that every time a script is delivered.
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12:54AM on 08/27/2013
Spawn is a great character that if handled correctly could make for a great movie so I would be interested in a new interpretation of Spawn especially because the 1997 version is atrocious but things have been dragging for so long that i don't know if enough people care anymore...
Spawn is a great character that if handled correctly could make for a great movie so I would be interested in a new interpretation of Spawn especially because the 1997 version is atrocious but things have been dragging for so long that i don't know if enough people care anymore...
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6:36PM on 08/26/2013
Jamie Foxx has said publicly that he would love to star in & produce a Spawn reboot, so that could be the primary Oscar connection...? I've never had much interest in Spawn based on how relentlessly grim it seems, and how terrible the movie was (I really, really hated it). But still open to what a fresh take will look like.
Jamie Foxx has said publicly that he would love to star in & produce a Spawn reboot, so that could be the primary Oscar connection...? I've never had much interest in Spawn based on how relentlessly grim it seems, and how terrible the movie was (I really, really hated it). But still open to what a fresh take will look like.
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6:57PM on 08/26/2013
Good call all around!
Good call all around!
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6:18PM on 08/26/2013
What made the comics great again? Yeah, the cool costumed vigilante from hell and the ever expanding universe with the supernatural creatures. Strip that away and whats left...? But lets act like we believe in Mc Farlanes talk and that anyone is interested in a comic book character that lost its touch over a decade ago.
What made the comics great again? Yeah, the cool costumed vigilante from hell and the ever expanding universe with the supernatural creatures. Strip that away and whats left...? But lets act like we believe in Mc Farlanes talk and that anyone is interested in a comic book character that lost its touch over a decade ago.
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6:01PM on 08/27/2013
Just something to ponder. He said he has to have a script ready by the end of the year. He's been talking about a sequel for well over 10 years. You would think he would have several scripts ready by now. Oh ya. Because he's FULL OF SHIT.
Just something to ponder. He said he has to have a script ready by the end of the year. He's been talking about a sequel for well over 10 years. You would think he would have several scripts ready by now. Oh ya. Because he's FULL OF SHIT.
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1:27AM on 08/27/2013

Hmmmm

About F****** Time! :)
About F****** Time! :)
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10:29PM on 08/26/2013

Of Course I Believe You, Todd.

I have a green bar because I really do want to see a new, better Spawn movie, but I'm not going to hold my breath. McFarlane is like Rob Rodriguez. They both have the "Coming Soon" complex. I'll start anticipating this when I see an actual trailer.
I have a green bar because I really do want to see a new, better Spawn movie, but I'm not going to hold my breath. McFarlane is like Rob Rodriguez. They both have the "Coming Soon" complex. I'll start anticipating this when I see an actual trailer.
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9:55PM on 08/26/2013

remember Judge Dredd?

well DREDD came out... and it was good... but nobody went and saw it... and so we're waiting again...
who thinks a follow up to a flick from 1997 is a bad thing? no remakes though... just tell another story and keep it dark.
well DREDD came out... and it was good... but nobody went and saw it... and so we're waiting again...
who thinks a follow up to a flick from 1997 is a bad thing? no remakes though... just tell another story and keep it dark.
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9:24PM on 08/26/2013
lol


just lol
lol


just lol
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8:56PM on 08/26/2013
Spawn deserves a big budget and top notch effects and production. I think rushing this and churning out a sub par "horror movie" is not going to work. And PLEASE not an origin story.
Spawn deserves a big budget and top notch effects and production. I think rushing this and churning out a sub par "horror movie" is not going to work. And PLEASE not an origin story.
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7:20PM on 08/26/2013

Wasn't A Fan of the Film...

... But the cartoon that aired on HBO was really good. You'd think in all this time, if people were so interested in this project, a remake, reboot, whatever would've been made already. If it happens, I hope it's good.
... But the cartoon that aired on HBO was really good. You'd think in all this time, if people were so interested in this project, a remake, reboot, whatever would've been made already. If it happens, I hope it's good.
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1:22AM on 08/27/2013

academy awrad winning actors aka

denzel washington and jamie foxx.
denzel washington and jamie foxx.
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9:20PM on 08/26/2013
Is there a good Spawn film waiting to happen? Probably. Will it happen any time soon? I wouldn't hold my breath.
Is there a good Spawn film waiting to happen? Probably. Will it happen any time soon? I wouldn't hold my breath.
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7:39PM on 08/26/2013
And by the end of the year he'd probably we're about to finish with the script and the shooting should begin in 2015. Yeah right.
And by the end of the year he'd probably we're about to finish with the script and the shooting should begin in 2015. Yeah right.
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11:47AM on 09/25/2013

Make Spawn movie happen

I'm not gonna lie. I've heard Todd say over and over again how there will be another Spawn movie then now all the good stuff. but nothing happens really but i cant say i dont want it not to come out i've been a die-hard fan of Spawn since i was a kid. and now if he makes it happen for this long of years for the most greatest Anti-Hero to return to the big screen again. i look forward to it and pray McFarlane brings my hero back to life and some jusitce to the character. P.S more scary a horror
I'm not gonna lie. I've heard Todd say over and over again how there will be another Spawn movie then now all the good stuff. but nothing happens really but i cant say i dont want it not to come out i've been a die-hard fan of Spawn since i was a kid. and now if he makes it happen for this long of years for the most greatest Anti-Hero to return to the big screen again. i look forward to it and pray McFarlane brings my hero back to life and some jusitce to the character. P.S more scary a horror film genius, but still add the action.
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7:30PM on 08/26/2013
I loved the comic. Took the 1st flick at face value & liked it okay, for what it was. This version however...I'll just have to wait & see. I'll definitely give it a shot. I hope he.can keep the budget low comparatively, because 2015 is already packed with some serious flicks that it's going to have to contend with.
I loved the comic. Took the 1st flick at face value & liked it okay, for what it was. This version however...I'll just have to wait & see. I'll definitely give it a shot. I hope he.can keep the budget low comparatively, because 2015 is already packed with some serious flicks that it's going to have to contend with.
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12:05PM on 08/27/2013
Why don't they just continue the HBO series?
Why don't they just continue the HBO series?
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11:05AM on 08/27/2013
He's been saying it for years.
And it's been years since I bought and read a Spawn comic.
He's been saying it for years.
And it's been years since I bought and read a Spawn comic.
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10:12AM on 08/27/2013
Why don't they just continue the HBO series?
Why don't they just continue the HBO series?
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9:23PM on 08/26/2013

No.

Please don't.
Please don't.
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