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McFarlane calls new Spawn movie a "joyless, dark, ugly two hours"

Blumhouse and writer-director Todd McFarlane's upcoming SPAWN flick is chugging right along. We already know that Jeremy Renner (THE AVENGERS) will be playing the lead role of homicide detective Maximilian "Twitch" Williams III, while Jamie Foxx is all set to play Al Simmons aka Spawn, who will have a presence in the film similar to that of the shark in JAWS.

And today we have word via McFarlane himself that the film is going to be a "dark, ugly two hours worth of movie", which sounds good to me. Specifically, the creator of Spawn recently sat down with our buddies over at Nerdist and said:

There’s no joy. There’s gonna be no fun lines in it, and it’s just gonna be this dark, ugly two hours worth of movie, which is essentially what a lot of supernatural/horror movies are anyway. There’s not a lot of funny in them. And that seems to be a weird hurdle for a lot of people in this city to get over because they sort of go into a superhero/Avengers default all the time.

As far as the upcoming movie's plot, recently we got this bit of info, letting us know that Jeremy Renner's Twitch will carry us through the film: 

NYPD detective Twitch loses his daughter to gang violence. He then begins his quest for revenge by enlisting the help of his ex-partner Danny to aid in his investigation of the criminal factions in New York. Twitch quickly realizes he’s in over his head as he learns that two of the largest organizations are teaming up to take over the criminal underworld of the city. That’s where Spawn comes in. Twitch is visited by Al, a mysterious man who has knowledge of his daughter’s death. It quickly becomes clear that Al is not who he appears to be as he reveals himself to be Spawn, a messenger from Hell who can aid Twitch in his search for justice.

McFarlane is producing the new SPAWN film alongside Blumhouse Productions. The film is currently still seeking funding and a distributor and doesn't have a production start date yet, but hopefully, we'll hear more regarding all of that soon. Stayed tuned and we'll let you know when we hear more.

Source: Nerdist

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