Todd McFarlane Talks Spawn Movie

2011/01/16 20:14:42 +00:00 | Jonathan James

Todd McFarlane has been working for a while now on getting a new Spawn movie off the ground. Rather than going for the traditional superhero movie format, keeping it pg-13, or making it like the original Spawn movie, he wants to go in a completely different direction:

"The idea I pitch is that the movie shouldn’t be about superheroes and laser beams — it’s about the id of people and the group of people caught up in the story and seeing things out of the corner of their eye. And when I give the pitch, I also say that I will write and direct it. There’s the nonnegotiable pieces of it. Then I have four suitors who say, “Yeah, cool, when do we start?” It means we’re not looking for a $20-million actor and we’re not looking for a big-budget extravaganza with lots of special effects.

...The story that I pitch is very tight, very contained, but done right. I want a movie that gets people’s hearts racing. I want to scare them. Spawn, done right, is a creepy character. Instead of a superhero who just stands there."

I definitely would be interested in seeing Spawn go in the direction McFarlane is suggesting, but I have a tough time seeing the movie being done on a very small budget, and I'm sure many of the studios are having trouble with McFarlane directing the movie. Even though comic book adaptations are huge now, Spawn doesn't have the same following it used to and I think it will take the right mix of talent coming together to get a studio excited. You can read more about McFarlane's thoughts on a Spawn movie as well as his reflections on Spawn now that it has reached its 200th issue by visiting the source link below.

Source: LA Times