It’s been a while since we heard of Todd McFarlane’s feature film adaptation, Spawn which has been caught in development hell. The author cum artist finished penning the script three years ago and decided to partner with Blumhouse Production. But despite even having cast members on board, the project hasn’t moved forward.
During a recent interview with CinemaBlend, McFarlane provided an update stating that the “money’s sitting on the sidelines ready to go” but the investors still don’t seem to have given their vote of approval to McFarlane’s script and its potential going through rewrites.
McFarlane also once again stated his desire to do the Spawn movie according to his vision and put it bluntly that he’d rather walk away from the project than making too many changes to its script. Though it is currently unknown when Spawn could go into active development, Producer Jason Blum has assured McFarlane that Spawn will be made.
“I’ve talked to Jason Blum, who’s attached to produce, he’s said to me before, when I just get wound up, he’s just like, ‘Todd, the movie will get made when it’s ready,'” McFarlane revealed to ComicBook.com. “And he says that almost like a mother/father, he’s like, ‘Believe me, I’ve been through that.’ I can now hear him going, ‘I used to be just like you, I want everything done yesterday.'”
Blum made a name in Hollywood by producing several original horror films but last year, the producer and his studio gained limelight for the release of Halloween, which saw the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode for the first time since 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection. The movie made a promising earning at the box office but the journey to get the film produced was surely a lengthy period.
“But, that’s just now how this all works, it’s a grind, and so eventually, when it gets to where it has to and the money and the people, it had just happen, and then, once they say yes, then we get to have the joy of making it, right?” McFarlane pointed out. “But, the sausage-making, if you will, is this development hell that literally thousands and thousands of people have been invited to, probably since the dawn of cinematography, or cinema. So, I’m not unique in my wanting to hurry up.”
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