Spawn Stalls On The Way To Big Screen, Creator Explains Holdup

Months ago, it appeared Ray’s Jamie Foxx was poised to inhabit the role of a certain Al Simmons. The Oscar winner was bringing that gravitas to the tortured soul of a Hell Spawn. Now, it seems that the project has cooled significantly. Recently, the creator of the Spawn mythos, Todd McFarlane chimed in to update fans on the status of once again bringing Spawn back to the big screen.

“The money’s sitting on the sidelines ready to go,” the creator and director told ComicBook.com. “I just need to get everyone that wants to put in money to shake their heads to the same script. As you can imagine, everyone has a slightly different version of it in their head. You just go and trying to appease a handful of people while not giving in to what it is that I’m trying to do myself. Because if I have to change it too much, I’ll just walk away from it all.”

It sounds like the final piece to the puzzle is getting everyone to agree on the script. Understandably, there’s got to be a lot of discussions when it comes down to the script. It’s an elephant in the room that needs to be addressed before the final pieces can fall into place. You may recall the horror, pun intended that was 1997 Spawn. Who can forget John Leguizamo in an ill-cast role as The Clown. No knock against The Pest star, but when I think of murdering psychopathic, Phlebiac brood, and loyal servant to Malebolgia ruler of the eighth circle of hell, the last person who comes to mind is Leguizamo.

I, for one, am not opposed to the movie taking its time to make it to the big screen, just so long as they get every I dotted and t crossed. I want to see this in the theatre and be blown away and not just blown that I invested in the admission cost, a bag of popcorn, and a coke. In the end, I hope we get to see the Spawn McFarlane envisioned when he first announced the re-imaging of the character for the big screen. Yes, give me HBO’s The Wire with a wraith like Great White shark treating evil deeds in the broken city like blood in the water.

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SOURCES: Comicbook.com

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