Spawn movie update

New York Comic Con kicked off today, and in advance of new trailers for anticipated blockbusters like Pacific Rim Uprising and Justice League, comic creator and soon-to-be-director Todd McFarlane hyped his upcoming film adaptation of Spawn, the formerly-human antihero who preys on the most evil members of society. He also threw some shade at Deadpool for some reason. Read McFarlane’s latest Spawn movie update below.
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Spawn Reboot Director

We’re getting closer to the long-rumored Spawn reboot. It’s been 20 years since the first terrible Spawn film adaptation, and ever since its release, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has been teasing a new, better Spawn film. Now Blumhouse is making that idea a reality, and McFarlane himself is directing. The comic book artist has never helmed a film before, so his hiring on this project might raise an eyebrow or two. But Blumhouse head honcho Jason Blum isn’t concerned. In a recent interview, Blum justified putting the untested McFarlane into the director’s chair. Read on for Blum’s thoughts regarding the Spawn reboot director.

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Spawn movie

The Spawn movie has been long gestating — presumably, in the bowels of hell — but fans of the comic book antihero were finally put at ease with news of a new Spawn film at this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con.

With Spawn creator Todd McFarlane announced as the writer and director of the Spawn movie under Blumhouse Productions, you may be excited to see the supernatural antihero finally gracing the silver screen again years after that awful 1997 adaptation. But, McFarlane teases, this may not be the Spawn you recognize.

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Spawn movie

20 years after the first live-action Spawn movie hit theaters, a new one is officially in the works from Todd McFarlane. The famed comic book artist and creator took to Facebook to announce that he has teamed up with Get Out producer Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse Productions to make a new, R-rated Spawn movie. Get the details below.
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You’ve got to hand it to Kevin Smith – the man is certainly keeping busy. Yoga Hosers is a critical and financial bomb? No sweat, he’s got episodes of The Flash and Supergirl to direct. Clerks III isn’t going to happen? No big deal, he’ll just write a new Jay and Silent Bob movie. He has no interest in directing a Batman movie? Of course he doesn’t! But he will work on another comic book adaptation: a police procedural television series based on Sam Burke and Twitch Williams, two characters who were originally introduced in the pages of Todd McFarlane’s Spawn.

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Spawn Reboot

Todd McFarlane has been talking about rebooting Spawn for the big screen since as far back as 2009. At one time he was touting the attachment of an Oscar-winning actor who kept bugging him about the script, and eventually it was determined that actor was probably Jamie Foxx. At the time, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star himself said that he was “aggressively pursuing” the lead role in the comic book adaptation, but three more years have gone by and nothing has happened. Now Todd McFarlane is again talking about the kind of Spawn movie he wants to make, and he has some concept art this time. Find out more after the jump. Read More »

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Spawn fans rejoice. While the hoped-for movie reboot still seems to be a ways off, Todd McFarlane has revealed an exciting sneak peek at the other upcoming Spawn adaptation, a new animated series.

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Usually when an actor says he’s interested in a role, it’s little more than talk. As a rule, few actors are ever going to turn town a role via an interview, and even when they specify something they want to play, that doesn’t mean it is anywhere close to happening.

But when an actor who is also a producer says he’s “aggressively pursuing” a role, that’s different. That’s how Jamie Foxx talked about the comic book character Spawn in an interview at Comic Con. The character is a soldier murdered and condemned to hell, who is able to return to Earth as a “hellspawn,” a role against which he ultimately rebels. The character anchored a 1997 film starring Michael Jai White — the first major film featuring a black superhero as the lead — but creator Todd McFarlane wants to reboot Spawn in a new movie form.

Put Foxx’s comment together with a past tease from McFarlane about having an Oscar-winning actor attached to the role for a reboot, and a picture starts to form.

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Remakes of decades-old films are a common sight at the multiplex these days, but even by those standards Identity Films and Flat Penny Films are reaching pretty far back. The two companies have just acquired the rights to Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning play State of the Union, which was adapted into a movie by Frank Capra in 1948.

That picture starred Spencer Tracy as a presidential candidate backed by a newspaper magnate, played by Angela Lansbury. Katharine Hepburn portrayed Tracy’s estranged wife. While State of the Union isn’t really considered a career highlight for any of them, they still leave some big shoes for the new cast to fill. [Variety]

After the jump, things take a turn for the spooky with new Carrie and Evil Dead images.

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