Talk of a live-action “Spawn” reboot has been floating around in the two decades since the last time a shot at a big screen version was taken.
The comic follows a slain marine who, following a deal with the Devil, is returned to Earth five years later in the form of a Hellspawn while his wife has now moved on and married his best friend.
One of the sticking points though has been creator Todd McFarlane who has been adamant that he won’t allow such a film to happen unless he directs it. Now, he’s gotten his wish.
McFarlane has taken to Facebook to officially announce that his McFarlane Films label is teaming with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions to develop the reboot which McFarlane would make his directorial debut on.
McFarlane has written the first draft of the screenplay which will be R-rated and likely more akin to HBO’s incredibly dark adult animated series take on the property.
McFarlane couldn’t be happier, saying in a statement: “We’ve gone from the theoretical to now we’re making movies. Blumhouse. Spawn. Badass. R. Get ready for it, we’re going into production. No more talking, it’s time to do.”