Speaking at Toy Fair the other week, “Spawn” comic creator Todd McFarlane says the live-action cinematic reboot of the franchise is still in development. In fact, it has attracted the interest of someone he can’t name just yet. McFarlane tells MTV News:
“I continue writing pages here and there. I have a guy waiting in the sidelines, an Academy Award-winning actor. Every three weeks he’s on the phone going, ‘Todd, where’s the script? Todd, where’s the script?’ I can’t say who it is. You could [narrow it down].
He came out to the office. He gave me his pitch, and I gave him mine. The pitch I gave was that we could do ten of these for the next ten years and he wouldn’t have to be 22 for the rest of his life.”
It has been fifteen years since the ground-breaking and very adult HBO animated series based on “Spawn” first appeared. McFarlane says that another animated project based on the character is in the works:
“We have 90 minutes all set and ready to go, other than sending it to an animation house. We’ve done all the voice recordings, we’ve done all the backgrounds, so the technology is way better than it was a decade ago; there are some spectacular things we can do now that we weren’t able to when we were on HBO.”
Source: MTV News