Todd McFarlane Will Reportedly Start Shooting SPAWN in May
Todd McFarlane is actually about to start shooting his long-awaited Spawn film. As you know, he's been talking about this film for years. I honestly never thought that it was going to happen, but... he proved me wrong! According to Omega Underground, the film will start shooting sometime in May, most likely in New York City.
We still have no idea who will star in the film, but MacFarlane has thrown out names like Jamie Foxx as Al Simmons and Leonardo DiCaprio as Twitch, but I seriously doubt that's going to happen. I am curious to see who he ends up casting, though.
MacFarlane previously explained that the movie would most center around Twitch and over the years he's loved comparing his story to Jaws.
"There's two big roles in the script. There's obviously sort of Spawn himself, although in a weird way it's not the biggest role, and then there's the cop. The cop is this character Twitch who's been there since issue #1. Twitch is the role in this one, and I sort of refer to him as my sheriff Brody, who is the sheriff in the Jaws movie. Although it was called Jaws, Jaws didn't really talk a lot in his movie, right? He just kind of showed up at the opportune time to make the movie worthwhile."
He goes on to elaborate on how his Spawn movie compares to Jaws, saying:
"It was sheriff Brody, the humans talking, chasing the fantastical thing that sort of made the movie, and to me, there's that element. Everything else is normal in this story other than (gesture) the shadow moves, and at times even when it moves, the cop just sort of thinks he's losing his mind so he doesn't even trust that the shadow's moving. If you're a bad guy, then this thing is going to come and it's going to get you."
He also said that Spawn himself won't talk in the movie. He'll just be this thing lurking in the shadows. The movie only has a budget of $10 million dollars and I'm pretty sure that it's going to do pretty well at the box office. The movie will be released sometime in 2019.