Movie website Screen Crave is reporting that a Spawn movie reboot is still on the cards along with a new animated series. For those of you unfamiliar with this property allow me to explain.
Spawn was an extremely popular, (still is in some quarters), comic book published in the 90s about Al Simmons, an ex-marine turned CIA assassin, who is killed during a mission and sent to hell for his sins. But after striking a deal with one of the Lords of Hell, (much like speaking to Lord Sugar), Simmons returns to the world of the living to see his wife one last time, in return for serving as an officer in Satan’s Hellspawn army.
Spawn was adapted for the big screen back in 1997, but tanked at the box office, now it seems there’s a second attempt to tackle this property as the man who created Spawn, artist Todd McFarlane, recently revealed:
“We got a guy waiting on the sidelines, an academy award winner on the phone every three weeks going ‘Todd where’s the script? Where’s the script? Where’s the script?’
“The plan would be to do the movie, bring the movie out and then go back on TV with the animation like we did the first time when it first came out. But the cool thing with the animation, and we’ve got 90 minutes all set, ready to go.”