Spawn: Reboot To Be More Horror Than a Comic
Director: Todd McFarlane
Writer: Todd McFarlane
Todd McFarlane , opens up about the long-anticipated “Spawn” reboot. It looks like he’s aiming for more of a dark approach than the original 1997 superhero action feature. With hopes of delivering a darker affair.
“Spawn” (1997) Synopsis
An assassin named Al Simmons is double-crossed and murdered by his evil boss Jason Wynn. Al makes a deal with the devil and returns to earth as Spawn to see his wife. He is ordered by the devil’s minion, The Clown, to kill Wynn. Wynn has made a deal with the clown too and is suppose to destroy the world with a deadly virus that will help start Armageddon and allow Hell to attack Heaven. Spawn must choose between Good & Evil.
It’s been almost 20 years since the original release of “Spawn”, which released in 1997. McFarlane has been in the works with a much needed reboot. He talks more about the reboot and the Spawn character in general at the 2016 New York Toy Fair. The “Spawn” reboot will be more of a horror-suspense-supernatural-thriller. Likewise, Spawn’s new character will be darker than the original superhero character.
He compares this new reboot to films, such as “The Departed”, “The Conjuring” and “Paranormal Activity. He also iterates that the new Spawn character will be more of a boogeyman than a superhero. Another reason for this drastic change is that it will keep the production budget costs low. The original “Spawn” production budget estimates at $40,000,000. The reboot will be co-directed and co-written by McFarlane. More-so, it will not include as many drastic special effects.
The “Spawn” reboot will not be a sequel, but, yet, a complete reboot of the series. Michael Jai White, who starred the lead role as Spawn, will not return. There is talk about Jamie Foxx, taking on the new lead role.