‘Spawn’ Reboot Moving Forward With Trio Of New Writers

by Thomas Tuna

Finally. A real Spawn sighting.

After years of fits and starts, the Blumhouse Productions version of Todd McFarlane’s Spawn remake seems to be on the right track, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

McFarlane himself made the announcement–on the eve of the New York Comic Con–that three new writers have signed on for the long-gestating feature. Scott Silver (Joker), Malcolm Spellman (Captain America: New World Order) and Matt Mixon will team up on the screenplay.

And the good news kept coming. McFarlane also announced that Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is still attached to the project in the title role–but it’s not known if Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), who was rumored to have an important supporting role, will play a part.

On one last note, McFarlane–who will serve as one of the film’s producers–will most likely not sit in the director’s chair. The search for the right person to helm this ship is ongoing.

The original 1997 Spawn–based on McFarlane’s Image Comics series–was directed by Mark A.Z. Dippe from a screenplay by Alan B. McElroy, and stars Michael Jai White as Al Simmons (aka Spawn). In the comics, Spawn–the murdered Lt. Col. Simmons–was resurrected as the reluctant leader of Hell’s legions.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on the Spawn remake.


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