Spawn is finally getting a new movie after twenty years, and series creator Todd McFarlane (who will also be writing and directing the movie) is hyping the project up with news that Oscar-winning actors are interested in the new adaptation.
ComicBook.com got to quickly ask McFarlane about the project.
“Yeah a couple approached me. Those are still on the table, and I just recently signed with CAA, the largest and biggest talent agency in Hollywood, so they’ve got lots of talent that they will sort of start pushing and funneling towards it if they think that the roles are there.”
Jamie Foxx has pushed for playing Spawn before the movie got as close to development as it has now, and while there’s no word on whether or not he’s one of the actors that McFarlane is looking at, he did win an Academy Award for Ray. But aside from that character, the movie will feature another big role – Twitch. From the sound of things, we’ll be reintroduced to Spawn through Twitch’s eyes, and the latter will be the point-of-view character as the detective has to deal with a kind of case he’s never seen before.
“There’s two big roles in the script. There’s obviously sort of Spawn himself, although in a weird way it’s not the biggest role, and then there’s the cop. The cop is this character Twitch who’s been there since issue #1… Everything else is normal in this story other than (gesture) the shadow moves, and at times even when it moves, the cop just sort of thinks he’s losing his mind so he doesn’t even trust that the shadow’s moving. If you’re a bad guy, then this thing is going to come and it’s going to get you.”
We’ll be sure to give you more updates on Spawn as they arrive.
Spawn does not have a release date. The film is set to have a small budget of under $20M.
Independent Comics Perfect For TV
I really don’t understand why so many great, independent comics are being ignored by Hollywood executives.
Marvel and DC dominated television in 2016 with the Arrowverse bringing the Legends of Tomorrow into the mix and Netflix adding both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to their expanding list of original titles. Comic book films also did well in the box office last year, even if the critics weren’t always too happy, so it seems from an investment perspective comic book properties are still a good bet. Independent comics are full of characters and concepts that have the potential to become the next big thing. Fortunately, with Valiant’s recent announcement of an online Ninjak series and FX finally naming a show runner for their Y:The Last Man adaptation, it seems comic fans have a lot to look forward to in the years ahead.
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