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Works on New 'Spawn' Movie Begin

August 24, 2009 04:37:10 GMT

Making use of his Twitter account, the comic book creator Todd McFarlane announced that he has officially begun writing for the new 'Spawn' film.


Works on New 'Spawn' Movie Begin
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The screenplay for a new "Spawn" movie is currently being written, the comic books creator Todd McFarlane has made the announcement himself. Taking it to his Twitter account, he wrote down a post on Saturday, August 22, which confirmed that he has officially started working on the new project based on the character.

"I've officially begun writing the SPAWN MOVIE screenplay," McFarlane first tweeted. He further explained that "The story has been in my head for 7 or 8 years." On how he envisions the film will be, he noted, "The movie idea is neither a recap or continuation. It is a stand alone story that will be R-rated. Creepy and scary."

When addressing the tone of the movie, the 48-year-old pointed out that it will be more like Martin Scorsese-directed "The Departed". "...the tone of this 'Spawn' movie will be for a more older audience. Like the film '[The] Departed'," so he claimed in his Twitter post.

Todd McFarlane has previously talked about this new "Spawn" movies, revealing that he wants Leonardo DiCaprio to play a cop who gets involved in the world of Spawn. "The main character isn't Spawn, per se, it's the guy chasing Spawn," he fessed up to MTV News. "And I've always had [Leonardo] DiCaprio in the back of my mind."

At the time, he also mentioned that he aimed for developing the movie as a low-budget film. "It's not a big special-effects movie, it's a character movie, so I could shoot it in 40-50 days and you don't have to budget that much time," so the cartoonist shared when explaining why he has the "Revolutionary Road" lead actor in mind.

As for DiCaprio's character, McFarlane said, "We had Sam and Twitch in the book, but because of some of the stuff I'm trying to sell in Hollywood, we might have to change the characters a bit." He added, "But it would still be a police character who's chasing down a case and in the middle of this 'Godfather'-type movie, something weird is out there and no one knows about it except him and a few other people."

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posted by sKiTZO on Jan 12, 2011
Ive liked spawn since i was 12 im now 26. Im not sure dicaprio is the right actor but i trust the creator of my favorite comic to create another movie about his demonic superhero that he created in the first place. Quit BITCHIN and wait for the damn movie!
posted by The trickstar on Oct 04, 2010
We need storyline.
posted by G.O.A.T on Sep 28, 2010
im very upset mr todd.this could be one of the greatest movies of all time whats going on u know what your true spawn fans been waiting on all these years and thats special effects,bloody and gore and a cool new spawn outfit.do the right thing mr todd give your greatest fans really what we been waiting on not some cop movie
posted by NIGHTSPEED on Sep 28, 2010
Dark and gritty it must be for SPAWN movie to work. Hope Todd you due the right thing for the charactor. Remember he is still a torcherd soul of the night!
posted by DONT READ MY NAME IT on Jul 22, 2010
its funny how twilight gets all those whorey dunb teenagers to fall for a dumb movie. Spawn THE GREATEST CHARACTER EVER can make an awesome movie to say the least. This movie has A LOT of potential in it should be good as long as there is alot of thought put into it. Just take your time I'm seriously! P.S. I LOVE SPAWN!
posted by gonna be good on Apr 01, 2010
i think it could turn out to be good and the faggots with their negative comments should show some respect for Todd.
posted by bullshit on Mar 01, 2010
this is such a gay idea..spawn needs to be a dark and gory action packed amazing special effects movie ..not some cop movie
posted by G\' on Jan 20, 2010
This idea is Stupid >>> a character movie... WTF Spawn has huge powers and his armor and mask is awesome even in the first movie. Forget this major point and forget to add great special effect is a terrible mistake. It is the only reason we are currently waiting a new version >> special effects
posted by rook on Oct 20, 2009
I think this is a good move. Spawn is not popular character to begin with, with probabaly a handful of true fans that got sucked into the world of spawn since issue 1. If the movie is done right, with spawn in the shadows could raise interests and curiosity about the character himself among poeple who does not know who he is. That would be a great opening for a sequel that would revolve around Spawn himself.
posted by u suk tod on Oct 17, 2009
i know your the producer but your a plain stupid fool and idiot it cant be called spawn if its not about spawn no one will want to watch that if he or she is a spawn fan they want to see spawn not some stupid gay fag like u

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