In the age of the Avengers, X-men and the Justice League of America, you’d be forgiven for asking who the hell is Spawn?
Well in the late 90’s this demon henchman was one of the most popular comic book characters around. Doing anything to protect his family – including selling his soul to the devil – Spawn was the perfect anti-hero.
This bad-ass, ex-military, demon killers creator Todd McFarlane and his comics adapted on several platforms – Cartoon, computer game – but the one that many a fan would sooner forget was the poor excuse of a film in 1997 staring Michael Jai White as protagonist Al Simmons AKA Spawn.
After the film flopped, McFarlane went back to the drawing board, creating a few new characters and even starting a new Spawn series, but the call of Hollywood always nagged the Image Comics founder.
In an exclusive interview with Comicbook.com, McFarlane revealed that a script for a new Spawn film was now complete and in the light of Deadpool’s recent bucking the trending the comic book film ratings, this would certainly please the fans.
In the interview McFarlane said: ‘I’d put it more into horror/suspense/supernatural genre.
‘If you take the movie The Departed meets Paranormal Activity, something like that.’
The artist said he wants this Spawn to be like the lurking evil that features prominently in Japanese horror films rather than your archetypal superhero.
McFarlane has long teased rebooting Spawn as a hard-R, indie horror movie instead of another heavy action vehicle. Now it appears that fans will finally get what they have been wishing for.
‘Basically, I can make this version of the movie on a budget without crazy special effects,’ He continutes
‘I want to keep it small, keep it tight, so they’ll let me direct it.’
There is no word as of yet on where the project will head next or when production might begin, be we here at Just an Insight are certainly excited about the prospect of Spawn being done ‘right’.