Todd McFarlane is a busy guy. He’s constantly doing more toy projects, still draws comics, and is working on a new Spawn movie. Over the weekend, McFarlane was at the Fan Expo Canada and had a talk with The Gate. We have his thoughts on the toy industry as well as the new spawn below!
“The reality is I’ve got a lot of pressure. They want me to deliver the script by the end of the year, which would basically mean we’d be shooting next year. So that’s the goal right now.”
McFarlane also added:
“The thing that keeps slowing it down is that the negotiation I’ve done is that I write, produce, and direct. So I’ve got to push a lot of my other endeavors off to the side, so I can get tunnel vision on it, and so everybody in my company is now going, ‘We’ve got to find Todd the time to finish all this.’ I think it’s a sixty to seventy day shoot. 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. Anyway, I’ve got so many people phoning now, I’ve got to get it done.”
Jamie Foxx has said that he’d love to take on the role of Spawn. When asked about casting, McFarlane said,
“We’ve had some big names, like who you’re mentioning, come to the office and go we want to be in it. Sometimes they give me their pitch, and I give them my pitch, and I go we can get in it, here’s how it goes. And so those types of actors, Academy Award guys, they’re going, ‘As soon as that script’s done, we’re going.’ So once we get this thing done, we’ll get it off the ground with some big names.”
I’m super excited to see another Spawn film on the screen, but my favorite part of the interview is when McFarlane talks about the toys. He mentions how other toy companies never made a toy that looked like an actual human until he did. It’s hilarious and smart actually.
We’ll keep you posted as more Spawn news comes here to DFAT!