Comicbook.com has an exclusive interview with Image co-founder Todd McFarlane where he revealed that he has completed a Spawn script and is shopping its live action treatment around Hollywood.
“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.”
On top on the breadth of storytelling Spawn creator McFarlane has built into his script he also has designs on contributing to the movie behind the camera as well, in addition to looking at beginning production this year. He understands that if he wants to direct Spawn he’s going to have to keep it streamlined:
“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’m curious to see what happens when we go, ‘Spawn’s back and there’s only one,’ to see if we can get a little stampede, get people interested.”
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