"Spawn" comic creator Todd McFarlane has been speaking about a reboot of the film franchise based on the property for years it seems.
Speaking with The Gate during the Fan Expo Canada this past weekend, McFarlane gave a lengthy explanation as to why things are taking so long and how, at last, it finally appears as if things are on a schedule:
"The thing that keeps slowing it down is that the negotiation I've done is I write, produce, direct, but I've got to push a lot of my other endeavors off to the side so I can just get tunnel vision on it. Everybody at my company is now going, ‘We've got to find Todd the time to finish all this.'
I think it's a quick shoot. It's not going to be a giant budget with a lot of special effects; it's going to be more of a horror movie and a thriller movie, not a superhero one. I've got so many people phoning now that I've got to get it done. I've made some promises to people this year.
We've had some big names … come into the office and go, 'We want to be in it'. Sometimes they give me their pitch, I give them my pitch, I go, 'We can get in it, this is how it goes,' and so those types of actors -- Academy Award guys -- they're going, 'As soon as that scripts done, we're going.' So once we get this thing done, we'll get it off the ground with some big names.
[The producers] want me to deliver the script by the end of the year," he said, "which would basically mean we'd be shooting next year. So, that's the goal right now."
Source: Heat Vision