Todd McFarlane’s directorial debut movie Spawn has been in trouble since the minute it was announced because, well, he’s trying to make a Spawn movie. Though The Toddfather claims that the movie will still exist, with or without a studio behind him.
At ToyFair, Todd spoke to BeTerrific and said:
“Right now it’s being polished by another writer-director from the script that we handed him. He’s supposed to be done with it here in a few weeks, and then once we sort of go back and forth and tighten it up a little bit, then we’re going into Hollywood and we’re gonna get a yes or no.”
Todd is unsure of what approach he’s going to take in regards to Hollywood though.
“Here’s what I can tell you: I have people with money on the sidelines. There are people that are gonna help me make this movie. The question is, do we go into Hollywood, make a deal with Hollywood, and then go and make the production, and then come back? Or do I take the outside money, go make it, and then come back to Hollywood?”
But he’s completely sure that the film is going to be made though.
“Either way, the movie’s coming. It’s not an ‘if,’ it’s a ‘when.’ I just think that it would be better for the process if we could attach one of the studios in advance, and then go put it out. Because then we’d be able to make an announcement of the release date, and a couple things that matter to the fans, knowing that it’s coming instead of making it and then trying to get the release date later.”
McFarlane is writing, producing, and directing Spawn, with Jason Blum as a producer and The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero doing costume design. For the cast, Jamie Foxx will appear as Al Simmons, with Jeremy Renner as Detective Twitch Williams.