“With Deadpool riding high on the crest of box office glory it found this past weekend, other studios are more than likely going to feel emboldened to start venturing into R-rated superhero flicks themselves. So naturally, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn seems to be back in play, and his new concept for the hellbound hero promises an exciting ride ahead.
This news comes on the heels of Todd McFarlane’s announcement that his first draftfor the Spawn reboot has been officially completed, which is cause enough to celebrate. But as you’ll see in the following statement, from an exclusive interview with ComicBook.com, McFarlane outlined his concept for how his iconic character will interact with the world as follows:
I’d put it more into the horror/suspense/supernatural genre. If you take the movie The Departed meetsParanormal Activity, something like that…In the background, there’s this thing moving around, this boogeyman. That boogeyman just happens to be something that you and I, intellectually, know is Spawn. Will he look like he did in the first movie? No. Will he have a supervillain he fights? No. He’s going to be the specter, the ghost.
Basically, what Todd McFarlane is proposing with his new film adaptation of Spawnisn’t a film that’s focused on the origins, or even the actions of his famous character. Instead, he wants to focus on how Spawn affects the world at large. So instead of giving the bad assed avenging angel a wife and family to pine over, it sounds like we’ll see the world of the organized crime being torn apart by the ever encroaching shadows surrounding them.
It’s a novel approach, and it tracks well with a previous proposal the director had for a sequel to the previous film starring Michael Jai White..”