The Spawn film reboot has a script. However, it doesn’t have any funding till now. Studios are intrigued, yet maker Todd McFarlane has a strict series of conditions this time around. He has voiced his abhorrence for the 1997 Spawn film and wouldn’t like to have a similar happen once more.
This time, he wants to be the sole director and writer, while likewise needing to fill in as a producer on the venture. Indeed, even with those strict conditions, many producers have communicated interest, however McFarlane isn’t giving in yet.
Todd McFarlane had recently talked with SyFy Wire and couldn’t abstain from being asked some information about the status of the Spawn reboot. As a response, he emphasized that a rough draft of the script is done and that many producers both big and small have called him about it.
Be that as it may, his unwillingness to budge on his conditions has held the film from getting finance. This is what he stated:
“So I’m going, I’m not selling it but if you want to see the rough draft, I’ll send it to you. But just so everybody knows, I write, produce, direct, non-negotiable.”
It is reasonable that studios, particularly a noteworthy studio, would be hesitant about the Untitled Spawn Reboot, given these conditions. Todd McFarlane knows Spawn way better than any other individual, yet he has never directed a film. It is hard to give a man with no directing knowledge a huge number of dollars to make a film. Nevertheless, McFarlane comprehends that. As he’s likewise said beforehand, he repeats in this interview that he hopes to shoot the new Spawn film for around $10 million. This could ease that hesitation a little bit.
“I wouldn’t ask to be a newbie director on a script that was going to have an eighty million budget for it. Why? Because as a CEO of my own corporation, I wouldn’t take that deal. I wouldn’t stick out $80 million and go, ‘they’re going to put a rookie and he’s going to basically be in charge of it.’ So I’ve created this tight little one that I keep saying, I think I can shoot it for ten.”
Spawn could end up being a major franchise for the correct studio, particularly if they can truly make it for such a low budget. Todd McFarlane has portrayed the motion picture as a horror flick, with Spawn being a frightening presence hiding in the background, like Jaws. So this wouldn’t be your standard comic book film issue, and that could be something to be thankful for.
As it is, R-rated comic book films, on account of Logan and Deadpool, are a major ordeal at this moment. In addition to this, well-made horror flicks are huge with audiences at the present time. Spawn appears to check both of those cases. Hoping that McFarlane can discover a producing partner who’s willing to believe him, this is a bet that could pay off. Perhaps we’ll get some sort of firm declaration soon enough. Right now, you can look at the full interview with Todd McFarlane for yourself underneath.