The countdown–and long wait–begins.
The highly anticipated reboot of 1997’s Spawn may still be struggling to get to the starting line (and find a director), but producer Jason Blum seems to be optimistic about the whole project.
Blum recently spoke to comicbook.com and said fans “have a lot to hope for because the film is in very active development.” As usual, though, that rosy picture comes with a few clouds.
“What needs to happen,” Blum said, “is that the writers and the studios have to figure out their differences and get back to writing. But my prediction is maybe we’ll actually see a Spawn movie in 2025. No promises–but that’s my prediction.”
The film has its screenwriters in place–Scott Silver, Malcolm Spellman and Matt MIxon–as well as star Jamie Foxx, who is still attached to the Blumhouse film. But Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has taken himself out of the running for director, so stay tuned for news on that key development.
The original Spawn–starring Michael Jai White as the hellish Image Comics anti-hero–was directed by Mark A.Z. Dippe from a screenplay by Alan B. McElroy. The film follows the murdered Lt. Col. Al Simmons, who is resurrected as Spawn–the reluctant leader of Hell’s legions.
Keep reading Horror News Network for future updates on this Spawn reboot.