Everything for the upcoming Spawn reboot looks to be in place with the character’s creator Todd McFarlane set to write and direct with Jamie Foxx as the lead. Jeremy Renner will also star alongside Foxx as Detective Maximilian Steven Percival “Twitch” Williams III thanks to Vodka (sorta). Filming was initially supposed to begin this year but it looks like we might have to wait a little longer for the film to even start production.
Spawn follows Al Simmons, who finds himself in hell after being murdered. He then makes a deal, exchanging his soul to go back to Earth. Simmons then finds himself transforming into a demonic creature and with nothing else to give a s–t about, he becomes a brutal anti-hero cause well, why not? Sounds like an awesome premise for an intense action-horror film which would no doubt build some hype. However, we won’t be getting that film too soon it seems.
According to Production Weekly, production for the film has been pushed back to June next year that will start in Toronto. No reason was given for the delay but McFarlane himself has stated that he would rather keep things under wraps and avoid revealing much about how Spawn is coming up to avoid bad press so maybe we might not even get a reason.
This may come as a blow to some but better delayed that rush when it comes to films. McFarlane obviously has a lot of passion for this project and would no doubt deliver us something great that still captures the essence of the character. No matter what, it can’t be as bad as the Michael Jai White Spawn film from the 90s.
Source: Production Weekly