For years, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has teased an impending Spawn remake that would stay more true to his original vision. With the film now at Blumhouse, it’s finally making headway, and at NYCC, he teased how dark it’ll truly be (via Deadline) — taking shots at last year’s Deadpool in the process.
“[It won’t be R-rated like Deadpool] with a couple F-bombs and a couple bare asses. “It’s going to be dark. I will have a shark in black water. and if you’re swimming he will come and you’ll be gone and he will f**k you up.”
McFarlane also stated that the darkness will “spring from a realistic drama that will play on fear,” which is great to hear.
The film (which he’s directing for a low-budget sum of $10 million) will hit pre-production after Christmas, and is set to hit production in February. In regards to getting a distributor and marketer for the film, McFarlane thinks that, given his first look deal with Universal, that they’ll likely take it, but he’s open to other studios coming in as well.
Then he got real about what he expects from said studios:
“The only things we need from them are distribution and marketing. We don’t need your input, we don’t need your cash, we don’t need your creativity – and they don’t like those deals. They always want the budget to go up because then they have to put money in it and then they own it.”
Gotta respect his honesty.
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