Todd McFarlane has been trying to push a return of Spawn to TV/Movies for the past few years, whether it be a return to animation or a sequel to the 1997 hit. Now he talks more about his planned live action sequel, which will be reminiscent to Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, as well as which villain the sequel will feature….
Here is what the famed comic writer and artist had to say about Spawn’s next live action adventure while speaking to The Movie Blog at New York Comic-Con:
Todd: All they’re waiting for is my script. As soon as I get my script, which could take me about 2 months if I’m not distracted, that’s always a good guess. I got the story, I’ve been living with the story for 10 years I know the story I got the story down… which is why they wanna make it! Cus, I keep pitching them the story and they go “Well, go write it Todd”.
Anthony: You mentioned in your panel that it would be “scaled back” and it wouldn’t be a “Superhero” story and would be more realistic rather than the “muscle vs. muscle” movie. So, what kind of story do you have in mind?
Todd: You ever see the movie “The Departed”?
Anthony: Uh, Yeah.
Todd: It’s like the movie “The Departed” except there’s a boogey man in it.
Anthony: That’s an unexpected answer for a superhero movie.
Todd: Yeah, I know! It won’t be a “superhero movie”. It’ll be sort of a suspense/thriller/drama. The only thing in the movie that will be out of the ordinary will be the “boogey man” that You and I know as “Spawn”. So, it’s not going to be “Spawn vs. a demon vs. Clown”, they’re not going to do any of that. Think about it as “The Grudge”. There’s only one thing in that movie the “boogey man” in that house, everything else in that is real in that movie so it’s like that. It’s more of a story movie.