“Spawn” creator Todd McFarlane recently spoke with AZCentral to discuss his upcoming panel at Ace City Comic-Con and talked touched upon the new “Spawn” film in the works which he is directing later this year.
Asked to offer a status update on the project, he confirmed those involved have just signed off on the script and are going into budgeting with casting meetings now underway. He also touched upon the tone and revealed the title character will remain silent throughout the film:
“It will be dark and heavy, serious, R-rated. It won’t be a superhero movie. I don’t think most people would categorize it as that. It will be a supernatural thriller, like a lot of good creep movies. I like to explain that it’s my Jaws. Spawn doesn’t say a word the entire movie, and it’s the same way with Jaws. It’s about the sheriff and the people, chasing the ghost. That’s it.
The lead role isn’t Spawn, the lead role is a cop, like Sheriff Brody from Jaws. I think we can hook a fairly significant actor that we want. Unlike a superhero movie, we wouldn’t need an actor to put on prosthetic (makeup) or go to the gym. We just need him to act.”
No specific production date for the new film has been set. At last report, the movie is keeping things trim with a $10 million budget at most.