Now those people can eat their words because McFarlane is almost through with the story, and is looking for a small studio to green-light the film.
Thanks Comic Book Movies.com:
“I’ve had the idea in my head for over 10 years,” McFarlane said at the NYC Toy Fair last week, “and I want to write, produce and direct it and just go, ‘ here it is.’ I’m 80% through the script, I did my due diligence, went around Hollywood. . . I listened to the pitch from all the big studios, but I just went, ‘nah, I need to make this small and tight and contained.’”
“And if we keep the budget small, they’ll allow me to do all of that. [But] if you blow up the budget…and I understand that. I wouldn’t hire me, either. But then I have to give it away.”
“At this point in my life, I’d rather keep it smaller and maybe get fewer people to come see it, but actually just sort of extract out of my brain what I’ve been living with for the past 10 years.”
“Another option is me just financing it myself. That way I can just … I own all of it.”
I’m glad that things are moving forward on this film. Well, sort of. I loved the first Spawn, but this film is rumored to not even be about the character. I heard that the lead character will be a detective and that Spawn will be co-star to the film.
I hope all that is untrue, because it makes literally no sense at all. But we’ll have to wait and see.