Spawn 2 is the sequel/remake of the original Spawn film based on the hit comic series by Todd McFarlane. The movie has been bumped to a 2013 release , and is no longer a 2011 movie. The film is still in the very early stages of development, so little is known of the specific story, but the basic plot elements from the comic should appear. So a mercenary will be killed, become the reluctant helper of the devil, return to earth and kick all kinds of butt while looking cool.
Creator Todd McFarlane has said that he wishes to make the film himself, with as little studio involvement as possible. Apparently, he looks at Kick-Ass as a model for Spawn. Forget the studio backing, find the budget yourself, and make the film without compromising. He wants to keep the budget low, only around $20 million, and write, direct, and produce the film himself. Sounds like a winning formula. However, this being all said… nobody really knows if McFarlane can get the script done in 2013, so we are pegging it for a 2014 release date. Here’s what Spawn creator Todd McFarlane had to say about a sequel :
“I continue to write a page here and there,” “As I’ve said before, I’ve got a guy waiting on the sidelines who is an Academy Award-winning actor, who phones every three weeks going ‘Todd, where’s the script? Where’s the script?!’”
Who’s this ‘celebrity’ dying to play the lead role in Spawn 2? Rumor has it, its none other than Jamie Foxx.
If he does it himself, it’ll more than likely be R.
Just imagine all those drawings you did on the back of your 7th grade notebook, but a lot prettier.
No word yet, but we no its no longer a 2014 release and is now slated for a 2013 opening.
Here’s hoping he gets John Leguizamo back!
Spawn is one of the main reasons for the success of Image comics, which was a creator owned comic company that broke with Marvel and DC comics to become a huge hit company. For a while. Now, they had to throw money at current comics superstar Robert Kirkman to come in and make their company great once again. See? I’m a nerd.
Spawn does look really cool. If you made a really dark violent version of him without going too comic bookish with the action, it could be really cool. I have some hope.
McFarlane wants to direct it himself. Outside of a few Korn music videos, he doesn’t really have any experience. And his storytelling in the comics was never all that great either. He just drew really ripped versions of Spider-Man.
I can’t imagine this being all that good. I’d rather see another animated version. Actually, a fully CG version a la Beowulf could be really cool. But live action? No. The style of the visuals doesn’t lend itself to reality. Only a really talented visual director could bring this to life in a consistent film world and make it all work. Low box office. Crap movie.