My DVD Insider caught up with Todd McFarlane and he answered some hot questions about the next Spawn movie, some answers we've kind of heard before so just go along with it. McFarlane changed everything for me personally too, from Image comics to Todd Toys which would later become McFarlane Toys. I blame YOU McFarlane for making me a geek and it's not so bad!
Here's a little of what he had to say about Spawn;
I’m three quarters through it. I’ll finish it and put it on a shelf for about a week. What usually happens is, I come back to it so I can see all the flaws. I do a rewrite and there’s a first draft at that point. Then I’ll start soliciting comments from people I trust to see if I can get the script into working shape. If I can’t, I’m open to someone coming in and helping me with it.
A few studios have phoned me to talk about the project] and when I walk into these pitch meetings, I go here’s the story. I give them the broad strokes. Then I go, here’s the non-negotiable part: I write, produce, direct. That’s it.
There’s only one way a studio is going to say yes, that’s if it’s a low-budget movie. To be honest, as a producer, even I wouldn’t hire myself to direct a big-budget film. There are smarter people out there. But if you’re making it for $10 million to $12 million, you’re just going to go get some schmuck director so let me be the schmuck.
In this new version, there are no supervillains, archenemies or any of that. It’s just a spook movie, something scary going bump in the night. I think I can shoot that for almost next to nothing.
McFarlane also talks about the cool new action figures he's doing for The Walking Dead and comic books! Who's all stoked for a new Spawn movie?