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Todd McFarlane Gives Update on Spawn Reboot

May 23, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has given a new update on the status of the upcoming reboot film. McFarlane spoke with and told the site that he is in the process of lining up the proper financing for the movie, noting that he won’t allow the script to be overly changed and is willing to shut it all down if need be.

“The money’s sitting on the sidelines ready to go,” McFarlane told the site. “I just need to get everyone that wants to put in money to shake their hands to the same script. As you can imagine, everyone has a slightly different version of it in their head. You just go and trying to appease a handful of people while not giving in to what it is that I’m trying to do myself. Because if I have to change it too much, I’ll just walk away from it all.”

The new film is set to be written and directed by McFarlane, who created the Image Comics character in 1992. Jamie Foxx and Jeremy Renner are attached to play Spawn and Twitch Williams, respectively, and McFarlane said that he’ll be ready to talk to studios once he gets the script finalized.

“Here’s how it would work, is that let’s say even we had let’s say, three studios, right? Let’s just pick three,” he said. “So we got Sony. I’m gonna make it all up. Sony, Universal, Paramount, the ones that don’t have Marvel and DC. They should hopefully be more interested. Even if they all showed interest at the same time, our questions are gonna be, “Well, what kind of marketing campaign are you gonna do with it?” And then number two, “What are your slots that you have?” Right?”

He continued, “And so, some of them may say, “Hey, I’ve got this campaign, and we’ve got this slot. We think it would be better, but you have to wait another three, four, five months till we got the opening that we think is right.” And somebody else might say, “Hey, we can go sooner than that, but maybe we’re not gonna pour as much into advertising.” And we’ll just have to weigh those variables, and then go, “Which one do we think makes the most sense for the project’s success as a whole?”

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