Appearing at the San Diego Comic Con yesterday the creator of Spawn and founder of Image Comics and McFarlane Entertainment announced that the long awaited Spawn movie reboot, that he has been developing ever since the release of the first movie in 1997 (which now has a cult following), is to enter production and will be produced by Blumhouse Productions. Speaking quite openly to Collider Todd McFarlane promises fans will get a dark, gritty, supernatural R-rated movie, with production expected to start by the end of the year.
One suggestion to McFarlane - cast Alan Tudyk in the role of Twitch.
Back in the 1990's Todd McFarlane worked for Marvel comics and helped create the iconic look for the symbiote suit worn by Spider-Man after his return from the Secret Wars. McFarlane was also involved in the design of the character that formed when Peter Parker discarded the symbiote; the notoriously popular Venom. It was also during this period that McFarlane encouraged and inspired Rob Lifields design for Deadpool. Considering McFarlane's hand in the creation of two iconic and widely popular characters it was inevitable that he would draw again on that imagery when he left Marvel to form his own comic book company Image Comics. Merging the best elements of Deadpool and Venom, but drawing upon a darker, horror based mythology Todd McFarlane created Spawn; a hitman resurrected as the demonic leader of hells army who turns anti hero, using his demonic abilities to fight hells minions.