Not to be outdone by Wonder Woman 2, it’s being reported that Todd McFarlane’s long-gestating Spawn reboot is eyeing a production start in the spring – May, to be specific, when the cameras will reportedly begin rolling in New York City.
Omega Underground has the scoop, revealing that Blumhouse Productions is ready to devote its time and attention to Spawn now that David Gordon Green’s Halloween has wrapped principal photography ahead of its own release in October of this year.
Spawn is a little further out, of course, given McFarlane recently teased the possibility of a launch in early 2019 – or, failing that, next Halloween, which is perhaps the most fitting time of year to drop a movie about a brooding half-demon. The project itself has also been described as many things since it first flickered into life, including a “low-budget” horror movie and a “dark” and “nasty” second coming for one Albert Francis “Al” Simmons.
In fact, Todd McFarlane continues to cite Jaws as a reference point for his passion project in that the titular entity – a towering demon, in this instance – isn’t necessarily the main character, per se:
I always come back to Jaws — not that I have a shark in Spawn! But that shark was enormous. And at anytime in the movie, did they tell me why the shark was so damn big? No! Did it matter to me? No! All that mattered was that it was big and in the same vicinity as humans. Or John Carpenter’s The Thing: where do the aliens come from? I don’t know! What was its reason for taking over bodies? I don’t know! It just was. I’m OK without an origin. Just give me a compelling story, scare the shit out of me from time to time, and I’m along for the ride.
We’ll be bringing you all the latest news pertaining to Todd McFarlane’s Spawn revival as more information comes to light, so keep your cursors pointed in the direction of We Got This Covered for more.
Source: Omega Underground