Todd McFarlane’s ‘Spawn’ movie has taken a baby step toward becoming a reality. According to a posting on his Instagram, “Talks are heating up on getting financing for #spawnmovie … stay tuned!!!!!”
‘Spawn’ is being produced by low-budget studio Blumhouse, but McFarlane’s post makes it sound as though financing isn’t yet in place for his film, based on his Image Comic book series. Jamie Foxx is already attached to star as the titular hero, while Jeremy Renner is slated to star as police detective Twitch Williams. In October, it was announced that production was pushed back until summer of next year. McFarlane has also gone on record saying that ‘Spawn’ may not even be released in theaters and may go to Netflix or another streaming service instead.
You can see McFarlane’s Instagram post below:
It’s not the most reassuring sign that ‘Spawn’ doesn’t have financing, but maybe this is just an opportunity to up the budget to make a more impactful finished project.
Other than Foxx and Renner, it doesn’t appear that any other actors have been cast.
McFarlane first published ‘Spawn’ as a comic book in 1992 and it led to a 1997 live action film, an R-rated HBO animated series and even a toy company that is still going strong today. (McFarlane toys has the license for all ‘Walking Dead’ and ‘Five Nights at Freddie’s’ toys.) But the comics have taken a backseat in recent years, so this film would go a long way in re-establishing ‘Spawn’ as a pop culture force to be reckoned with.
Are you excited that ‘Spawn’ is returning to the big (or small) screen?