Unfortunately, Todd McFarlane’s hell warrior, Spawn is being put through financing hell. McFarlane announced earlier this year that he was working on a Spawn reboot that would focus heavily on the horror aspects and star Jamie Foxx and Jeremy Renner. The Spawn reboot now lies in the hands of a new writer-director, according to the Todd Father in an interview with Be Terrific.
Right now it’s being polished by another writer-director from the script we handed him. He’s supposed to be done with it in a few weeks, and then once we go back and forth and tighten it up a bit, we’re going into Hollywood and we’re gonna get a yes or no.
For those in doubt of a Spawn movie ever getting made, McFarlane calmed the fans by stating:
Here’s what I can tell you: I have people with money on the sidelines. There are people that are gonna help me make this movie. The question is, do we go into Hollywood, make a deal with Hollywood, go and make the production, and then come back? Or do I take the outside money, go make it, and then come back to Hollywood? Either way, the movie’s coming. It’s not an ‘if,’ it’s a ‘when.’ I just think that it would be better for the process if we could attach one of the studios in advance, and then go put it out. Because then we’d be able to make an announcement of the release date, and a couple things that matter to the fans, knowing that it’s coming instead of making it and trying to get the release date later.
It seems that even if this has to be a crowd funded joint, McFarlane is going to get it made one way or another.
Let’s hope that Spawn doesn’t spend too much time in this phase. I would very much love to see him on the big screen sooner than later. For the time being, McFarlane is producing with Blumhouse Productions and is looking for the proper way to finance the film.
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Source: (Be Terrific)