Despite the great turn from The Clown, the last Spawn movie wasn't exactly a terrifying horror film. Writer Todd McFarlane plans to change all of that with his upcoming reboot, which he boasts will have a 'Hard R' rating.
“In the background, there’s 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. He’s going to be the spectre, the ghost.''
McFarlane compares Spawn to the nefarious presences in J-Horror classics such as The Grudge and The Ring:
“I think they all work because there’s only one thing in the movie that’s not normal. There’s not five things, there’s one thing that’s the boogeyman. So that’ll be Spawn. He’s this thing that just whooshes in, this ghost that moves and will f*** you up if you’re in the wrong place in the wrong time, and the rest of the movie will look real, and be this real drama. He’s just this ghost, this thing behind it.”
McFarlane also teases that he has a pretty big name hanging around for the part:
''I have a guy waiting in the sidelines, an Academy Award-winning actor. Every three weeks he’s on the phone going, ‘Todd, where’s the script? Todd, where’s the script?’ I can’t say who it is. You could [narrow it down].''
Wow. Any bets on who this Oscar winner could be? And what do you guys want to see happen in the new Spawn reboot movie?