Spawn, komiksovej antihrdina, kterýho na stránkách sešitovek od Image Comics přivedl v roce 1992 k životu Todd McFarlane.
Jedno filmový zpracování Spawna proběhlo již v roce 1997 pod režisérskou taktovkou Marka A.Z. Dippé a scénáře Alana B. McElroye. Velkou slávu ale snímek nesklidil, spíš naopak.
V nedávném rozhovoru pro server comicbook.com se ale McFarlane rozpovídal a hned je vidina novýho filmu o něco ostřejší. Jeho komentáře sledujte níže.
“I’ve finished the script, and I’m in the process of editing. It’s 183 pages, and [producers] usually like 120. I still think it’s going to end up being about 140, because I’m putting in details for myself.”
“I want to keep it small, keep it tight, so they’ll let me direct it! I need to get him back up on the big screen again to make him relevant in a big way, which we will do.”
“I’d put it more into horror/suspense/supernatural genre. If you take the movie The Departed meets Paranormal Activity, something like that.”
“In the background, there’s this thing moving around, this boogeyman. That boogeyman just happens to be something that you and I, intellectually, know is Spawn. Will he look like he did in the first movie? No. Will he have a supervillain he fights? No. He’s going to be the spectre, the ghost.”
“I think they all work because there’s only one thing in the movie that’s not normal. There’s not five things, there’s one thing that’s the boogeyman. So that’ll be Spawn. He’s this thing that just whooshes in, this ghost that moves and will f*** you up if you’re in the wrong place in the wrong time, and the rest of the movie will look real, and be this real drama. He’s just this ghost, this thing behind it.”
“Basically, I can make this version of the movie on a budget without crazy special effects.”