13
Jan
11

Todd McFarlane Talks About New Spawn Movie

The dark comicbook created by Todd McFarlane Spawn has reached a milestone, it’s 200th issue. McFarlane for the last 3 years has been talking about making a new Spawn film.

McFarlane wants to make this version of Spawn scary and creepy and wants to make the film on an indie budget! McFarlane wants to make the film himself and is willing to finance it if a studio does not want it.

Speaking to Hero Complex McFarlane says:

I’ve always seen Spawn as being cut from a different cloth. It’s more of an urban, psychological story that’s being told. The answer I’ve given the last few years is that Spawn should be a small-budget movie in which the only thing that’s out of the ordinary is this thing that intellectually we know as Spawn and there would only be a handful of people that see it. I call it “it” because it never talks, it’s just a force of nature. Really, the story revolves around the people who are trying to decide: “Is the ghost alive? Is the shadow actually moving?” When I give that pitch, some of the executives scratch their heads.

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. That’s why Batman was always the coolest of all the good guys. I never had one moment of affinity for [Superman]. He was a Boy Scout right from the moment he hit the ground. He was always polite and said the right thing. I never felt like he was in danger because he could spin planets on his finger. Batman is a guy who could die if you threw him out of a window. More than that, even though he had women throwing themselves at him and millions of dollars, all he wanted to do was to wait until 3 a.m. and the pitch of black and say, “time to put the costume on and scare the bad guys.” I relate way more to that guy. Spawn is Batman untethered, without the corporation behind it. Batman without limits, Batman who kills the Joker.

I like the original Spawn for what it was but it’s not a great film that’s for sure. McFarlane’s plan sounds interesting but I don’t know if it will ever get made.

There’s a lot more McFarlane talks about, head over to Hero Complex


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