Spawn reboot is “a horror movie, not a superhero one”

Todd McFarlane says the “horror, thriller” Spawn reboot will shoot in 2014

Rob Liefeld's variant cover for Spawn issue 200
Rob Liefeld’s variant cover for Spawn issue 200

Giving an update on the proposed Spawn reboot to The Gate, comic-book creator Todd McFarlane revealed that the plan is to start shooting in 2014, saying, “The reality is that I’ve got a lot of pressure. They want me to deliver the script by the end of the year, which would basically mean we’d be shooting next year. So, that’s the goal right now.

“The thing that keeps slowing it down is that the negotiation I’ve done is I write, produce, direct, but I’ve got to push a lot of my other endeavours off to the side so I can just get tunnel vision on it. And so everybody at my company is now going, ‘We’ve got to find Todd the time to finish all this.’”

However, with a lower budget and more modest aspirations, McFarlane is convinced that once work begins, not only will the turnaround be very quick, but it’ll be something completely different from the comic-book movies we’d seen before.

“I think it’s a 60-70 day shoot,” said McFarlane.  “I think it’s a quick shoot. It’s not going to be a giant budget with a lot of special effects, it’s going to be more of a horror movie and a thriller movie, not a superhero one. I’ve got so many people phoning now that I’ve got to get it done. I’ve made some promises to people this year.”

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