Spawn director Todd McFarlane claims that his upcoming film from Blumhouse Productions is more supernatural thriller than a horror movie.
During a recent interview with ComicBook.com, McFarlane offered some details about the Spawn reboot film.
“I hesitate on the word horror,” McFarlane said. “I’m very specific about not using that word too much. Because it has a broad definition to a lot of people. “Horror, to my wife or to a lot of people, it means, oh, you’re gonna slaughter some co-eds in some bloodbath or something. I consider dialing it back to say it’s a supernatural thriller. So then it’s not gonna be a gore fest.”
The Spawn creator said that the trailers will be enough for the audiences to know everything about the movie before they go to watch it.
“What’s gonna matter is, really, the first time they get to watch the trailer. And then, once you watch the trailer, then all the talking’s over. Because, now, they’re gonna see it,” McFarlane said.
“And then, at that point, they’re gonna go, ‘Oh, that’s either interesting or curious. I might give it a chance.’ Or, they’re gonna go, ‘Yeah, you know what, I was hoping for something a little more, you know, Marvel-like.’ They’re gonna visually see it. I’m not gonna be tricking anybody by saying, ‘Hey, come to my movie. It’s superhero extravaganza,’ then do a dark movie behind their back. They’re gonna see the trailer. Might even do three or four trailers. They’re gonna see lots and lots of this. So, everybody will be personally educated as to whether they wanna walk into the theater and give it a chance by the time the movie gets there.”
The director said that small budget films like Spawn allow more freedom to the makers as compared to big budget movies. He explained that the risk attached to such small budget films is pretty low as it doesn’t need giant success to turn profitable. Like for instance if someone spends a dollar and makes two, it’s a success, but, if someone spends a thousand dollars, he will need to make two thousand for it to be a success.
According to McFarlane, if the upcoming Spawn reboot movie can attract the same amount of moviegoers as the 1997 original film then his low budget Spawn will be a hit for him.
It recently came to light that Jamie Foxx has been roped in to play the role of Al Simmons/Spawn in the upcoming film. The film will follow the story of Al Simmons who was betrayed by his team and then by the denizens of hell. He gets into a deal with a demon and comes back to earth, reincarnated through demonic means.
The Spawn reboot is yet to get a release date.
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