We’ve all seen how production delays and changes can give fans a negative outlook on upcoming films so Todd McFarlane is planning on being extra secretive on details for ‘Spawn.’ Not only is it his directorial debut but as there isn’t a set timeline, he doesn’t want fans getting worried if any delays or reshoots do happen as they are commonplace on movie sets these days. Also, he’d like to keep some of what is to come as a mystery.
According to McFarlane:
“If because of an actor’s schedule, we got to move [the release date] or if for whatever reason, the shot takes a little longer, we got to move it. Then if you say too specifically what the day you give them, be a week or two weeks, then all of a sudden you’ll read an article somewhere, and people say, ‘It’s a troubled production! Troubled, troubled production!'”
We’ve seen this time and time again on movies as of late and keeping things quiet seems to be an excellent way to avoid possible negative press that doesn’t mean something terrible is happening as the movie moves forward.
While McFarlane is quiet as to how far along they are in pre-production, the movie is steadily moving forward:
“It’s coming. We’ve been doing protocol pre-production stuff already. It’s not sexy stuff. They’re will be more of a posting on my social media. It’s sort of the tedious parts stuff, putting together something that is going to take so many people. Every day, it’s another step forward in getting to actual cameras rolling.”
With that in mind, Blumhouse won’t be announcing when the movie is set to drop until the first trailer is ready. They want the movie to be prepared to go before giving us a peek at the film.
” I’ll be sharing some of the information, especially while I’m filming. I’m going to be there on the set with people….I’m going to share some of the fun of making a movie. So, yeah, we’re scheduled. So, it’s coming. You know, I don’t have a date, but it’s coming. We’ll be open.”
This is either going to annoy fans or keep them at the edge of their seat for more information. we’ll find out which that is as production moves forward. I suspect it will be the second option, but we’ll soon see!
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Source: Comic Book