Todd McFarlane isn’t one to compromise on his vision. So much so that he’s willing to walk away from his directorial debut on Spawn if the powers that be can’t agree on a script.
In a recent interview, McFarlane was asked about the status of the film and where it is since the last update.
“About the same spot. The money’s sitting on the sidelines ready to go. 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.”
McFarlane also went into detail about the trouble with finding a studio to release the film.
“Here’s how it would work, is that let’s say even we had let’s say, three studios, right? Let’s just pick three. So we got Sony. I’m gonna make it all up. Sony, Universal, Paramount, the ones that don’t have Marvel and DC. They should hopefully be more interested. Even if they all showed interest at the same time, our questions are gonna be, ‘Well, what kind of marketing campaign are you gonna do with it?’ And then number two, ‘What are your slots that you have?’ Right?”
Spawn, if it happens, will be written and directed by McFarlane. There’s no release date set since not everyone can decide on a script.