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Todd McFarlane: Spawn reboot will feature true trauma

I don't know about you but I'm super f*cking excited about first-time director Todd McFarlane's upcoming hard-R SPAWN reboot from Blumhouse. It's about time the character hit the big screen again.

As we all know, McFarlane is the creator of SPAWN so the man should have no issue bringing the script to screen right? I'm confident in his talents. But what does he think? Well, recently he was asked if he was nervous about directing for the first time and here is what he had to say.

Todd McFarlane:

Intellectually should I be? Yes. Am I? No. I'm not 24. I'm in my 50s. I'll get good people surrounding me. I've had this idea in my brain for a decade, and I've directed it a thousand times and have clarity on what I want to do...And storyboard wise, I'm here and will draw it for you. If I can't see it, I can draw it. 

On top of that tidbit, McFarlane also talked about how the new film will differ from the 1997 film, where they are in the filmmaking process at this point, and how the movie is his version of JAWS.

McFarlane on new SPAWN being traumatic:

We don't want to muddy the waters. It's R-rated. Not like "Deadpool," where there was just a couple F-bombs and a naked butt. Not like "Logan" either...We're talking trauma, true trauma, as serious as possible.

McFarlane on the current production:

We just signed off on the script, and are going into budgeting. We're also having our casting meeting...It will be dark and heavy, serious, R-rated. It won't be a superhero movie. I don't think most people would categorize it as that. It will be a supernatural thriller, like a lot of good creep movies. The only thing in the movie that's fantastic is Spawn, and anything else is otherwise normal. 

McFarlane on JAWS and SPAWN:

I like to explain that it's my "Jaws." Spawn doesn't say a word the entire movie, and it's the same way with "Jaws." It's about the sheriff and the people, chasing the ghost. That's it...The lead role isn’t Spawn, the lead role is a cop, like Sheriff Brody from "Jaws." I think we can hook a fairly significant actor that we want. Unlike a superhero movie, we wouldn't need an actor to put on prosthetic (makeup) or go to the gym. We just need him to act. 

What do you make of McFarlane's quotes? Do they make you more (or less) excited for the reboot? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social media!

Todd McFarlane & Blumhouse's SPAWN begins filming in February!

Extra Tidbit: Do you think McFarlane will make a good director?
Source: AZ Central

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