Speaking to Comicbook.com at this weekendÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs New York Toy Fair, Todd McFarlane offered an extensive update on his long-in-the-works plans to adapt his comic book anti-hero Spawn for the big screen. First, an update on the script:
IÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂve finished the script, and IÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂm in the process of editing. ItÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs 183 pages, and [producers] usually like 120. I still think itÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs going to end up being about 140, because IÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂm putting in details for myself.
And then, how the movie will approach Spawn himself:
IÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂd put it more into horror/suspense/supernatural genre. If you take the movie The Departed meets Paranormal Activity, something like that.
In the background, thereÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs this thing moving around, this boogeyman. That boogeyman just happens to be something that you and I, intellectually, know is Spawn. Will he look like he did in the first movie? No. Will he have a supervillain he fights? No. HeÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs going to be the spectre, the ghost.
I think they all work because thereÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs only one thing in the movie thatÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs not normal. ThereÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs not five things, thereÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs one thing thatÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs the boogeyman. So thatÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂll be Spawn. HeÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs this thing that just whooshes in, this ghost that moves and will fuck you up if youÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂre in the wrong place in the wrong time, and the rest of the movie will look real, and be this real drama. HeÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs just this ghost, this thing behind it.
So he's finally working on/finished on a script and the world in getting excited to see what will be next for the Spawn.