Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has confirmed the upcoming Spawn reboot is set to begin production this February.
McFarlane announced back at San Diego Comic-Con that he would be making his directorial debut with the Blumhouse Productions reboot, in addition to writing the script. Today at New York Comic-Con, McFarlane revealed the new “dark and R-rated” version of the iconic anti-hero from Hell will go into pre-production in December and then go before the lens this February. Expect Facebook updates from McFarlane chronicling the film’s production as well.
The Spawn creator also teased that the new film will not be like 20th Century Fox’s R-rated take on Deadpool “with a couple F-bombs and a couple bare asses.” He went on to tease that the film will be scarier than most comic book audiences are used to seeing in superhero films:
“It’s going to be dark. I will have a shark in black water and if you’re swimming he will come and you’ll be gone and he will f*ck you up.”
For the new Spawn, McFarlane will is not only writing and directing the film, he’s footing the production’s bill himself as well:
“I’m spending my own money so who cares if it doesn’t work out. It’s a $10 million budget movie, and (a studio) would just get a 22-year-old punk director. I just want to be the old punk directing it.”
The first time director was also asked by a fan why he was so confident that he could undertake the directorial responsibilities of the production:
“I didn’t use to draw comic books and I drew comic books and I won awards. I don’t know how to read music and I have a Grammy Award.”
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the upcoming Spawn reboot as we learn it.
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