Todd McFarlane was recently having an interview with AssignmentX.com and was asked to speak about the upcoming Spawn reboot. Check out below what he had to say!
[box_light]”It’s a $10 million, R-rated supernatural movie that takes all the superhero stuff out of it. So for people who want to go see an Iron Man redo, that’s not it. For people who like The Conjuring, then it’s going to be right up that alley.”[/box_light]
Unlike The Conjuring, McFarlane doesn’t want it to be a straight-up horror film, instead he wants it to be more of a supernatural thriller.
[box_light]“I grew up on things like Rosemary’s Baby and The Omen, things like that. Those movies only had one fantastic element in [them], and it was the supernatural or the ghost, and everything else in the world was normal. With superheroes, you have to have the hero, the super-villain, the fantastic headquarters, sometimes even the sidekick and you get more and more fantastic. This is just going to be The Departed and L.A. Confidential with a ghost moving around in it.”[/box_light]
Instead of the big stunts and special effects, he’d rather have the movie focus on the drama. He has been in talks with Jamie Foxx, he’s very interested in being Al Simmons/Spawn in the film.
[box_light]“You know, Jamie was out at my office. I thought we were going to keep it on the Q.T. I’ve talked to some pretty high-profile actors. I think he’s just putting the pressure on me to get the script done. So I sold him on my pitch. I go, ‘Here, I’ve got an idea that could keep you in the Spawn movies for twenty years, but it can’t be about physicality. It has to be more about a little bit of acting and then this specter, this sentinel, that moves around in an otherwise hard drama movie.’”[/box_light]
I don’t care what the budget is honestly. We’ve seen films like The Conjuring, which cost $20mil to make, or The Purge which only cost $3mil; and they both worked as films and made a ton of money. Spawn is an amazing franchise that deserves to be done right. One thing that I might change is that, though I feel that Jamie Foxx has the acting chops for the film, can we have Keith David back to do the voice?
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