It’s been over 20 years since the original Spawn film was released. Let’s be real, it wasn’t that good and it bombed badly at the box office. And creator Todd McFarlane won’t disagree.
So when it was announced that McFarlane was doing a reboot of Spawn with BlumHouse attached to release it, I knew this would be the dark horror film the original should have been.
Recently McFarlane was asked a few questions about the film.
We just signed off on the script, and are going into budgeting,” said McFarlane. “We’re also having our casting meeting…It will be dark and heavy, serious, R-rated. It won’t be a superhero movie. I don’t think most people would categorize it as that. It will be a supernatural thriller, like a lot of good creep movies. The only thing in the movie that’s fantastic is Spawn, and anything else is otherwise normal. “It’s R-rated. Not like Deadpool, where there was just a couple F-bombs and a naked butt. Not like Logan either…We’re talking trauma, true trauma, as serious as possible.”
And he addressed the rumor that Spawn would not speak at all in the film:
I like to explain that it’s my “Jaws.” Spawn doesn’t say a word the entire movie, and it’s the same way with “Jaws.” It’s about the sheriff and the people, chasing the ghost. That’s it…The lead role isn’t Spawn, the lead role is a cop, like Sheriff Brody from “Jaws.” I think we can hook a fairly significant actor that we want. Unlike a superhero movie, we wouldn’t need an actor to put on prosthetic (makeup) or go to the gym. We just need him to act.
I’m EXCITED! What do you guys think of the reboot and what McFarlane had to say?