McFarlane Talks The “Spawn” Reboot Shoot

Todd McFarlane’s “Spawn” reboot is aiming to start early next year, and the man himself has spoken some more about his plans for his own take on his most iconic creation which hopes to get right what previous versions have done wrong.

One big element of this new take is the budget. With McFarlane writing and directing it himself, the new film is set to be done for just $10 million – a tiny amount for a comic book adaptation that will require a decent amount of VFX work. In an interview with ComicBook this week, McFarlane confirmed that the new “Spawn” will be set in New York but will likely be shot elsewhere:

“I think those are spots you can shoot and there are areas that you can do convincing New York stock especially given you know I’m not down in the stories built around Wall Street. I don’t need those buildings. It’s in sort of the grungier parts of town so I can find that at in other places. So, we’re going to evaluate all that so cause, again, if you save $100,000 here, $200,000 here, half a million dollars here, it may allow you to do another trick or go get another actor or something. You’re basically just moving the financial pieces around to get the most bang for your buck and we’re going to do all that.”

The Blumhouse Productions title still doesn’t have a release date, though the shoot is currently slated to begin in February. Check out a glimpse of a partial scene from the latest script draft which McFarlane has just posted.