By: Sebastian Bonet
Out of all the DC and Marvel movie goodness you where expecting out of comic con, this was the Gem that many might have missed. Todd McFarlane has been playing with the idea of a new Spawn movie and confirmed it at this years SDCC.
This is a great break from the Marvel/ DC movie machine. Spawn had made his big screen debut in 1997, many fans still have mixed feelings with this movie till this date. It felt campy in some ways. Now he is returning to the big screen and this time the movie will be an R rated horror movie. This is something McFarlane had promised if he ever made a new Spawn movie.
Whats interesting is that the title character wont even be the main antagonist. That duty will fall on the character Detective Twitch. From whats confirmed Twitch will also show up on the BBC America show Sam and Twitch. Another interesting aspect about the Spawn movie being a horror is that it will be model after Jaws. McFarlane was quoted:
“There’s two big roles in the script. There’s obviously sort of Spawn himself, although in a weird way it’s not the biggest role, and then there’s the cop. The cop is this character Twitch who’s been there since issue #1. Twitch is the role in this one, and I sort of refer to him as my sheriff Brody, who is the sheriff in the Jaws movie. Although it was called Jaws, Jaws didn’t really talk a lot in his movie, right? He just kind of showed up at the opportune time to make the movie worthwhile.”
he elaborates more on the whole Spawn and Jaws concept
“It was sheriff Brody, the humans talking, chasing the fantastical thing that sort of made the movie, and to me, there’s that element. Everything else is normal in this story other than (gesture) the shadow moves, and at times even when it moves, the cop just sort of thinks he’s losing his mind so he doesn’t even trust that the shadow’s moving. If you’re a bad guy, then this thing is going to come and it’s going to get you.”
Its an interesting concept and I like how the movie will be different from other super hero movies. Spawn has always been a major player that wasn’t in the big two comic companies and has always been linked as more of an independent property. I am excited to see how this movie turns out and what Todd McFarlane has in store for us.
Spawn is being produced by Blumhouse, makers of The Purge, Paranormal Activity, and The Belko Experiment. The budget will be in the $10 million range. No released date has been confirmed yet.
By: David Morgan
Back in the late 90’s Spawn was released as the first comic book movie besides Batman that this writer fell in love with. The dark battle between hell and an earth soldier was a captivating story-line that could only be described as bad ass. As it was released to Netflix less than a month ago, I needed to revisit the same movie that made me fall in love with its film adaptation. It delivered. With Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo, Theresa Randle, and Martin Sheen as the most notable actors, the movie was well received and garnered a cult following.
Recently at San Diego’s Comic Con, news of another movie adaptation was spoken through the lips of the creator himself, Todd McFarlane. According to IGN:
“Last year, McFarlane said the film would not be a continuation of the 1997 film but instead be a fresh take that has “a dark, R-rated, scary, badass sort of script.””
No question here, that if he sticks to that concept, he is doing it right. As his directorial debut, he has said that the script is almost finished. Just needing editing, this movie is on its way to a theater near you in years to come. Questions about the actors, storyline, and if the movie will be yet another origin movie are circling. One thing is for sure, if McFarlane has anything to do with the majority of the choices made to make this movie, I cannot wait.
With the same production company as “Split” and “Get Out” this dark story couldn’t have a better company. Spawn is not a story for anyone who cannot deal with the horror genre so for this to happen correctly we need anyone who can bring the story of a Hell spawn to life. With Spawn responsible for the death of both the Devil and God this movie needs blood, gore, flames, necroplasm, bullets, nudity, and the ghoulishly nasty clown, the Violator. Stay away kids, this one might hurt your eyes and the hearts of your parents.