New Spawn Film!

New Spawn Film!

Those of us old enough may recall a time back in the 90’s when a few of the writers and artists at Marvel Comics decided to break out on their own and form a new company called Image Comics. This group included names such as Erik Larson, Jim Lee, as well as Todd McFarlane, the creator of one of the most successful Image launch titles – Spawn.

Spawn experienced popularity for a number of years, and for a time even rivaled the highest selling titles that Marvel and DC had to offer. Spawn enjoyed a number of spin of comic series as well as three seasons of an animated series and, you guessed it, a live action film. The film was released in 1997, back when comic based film were still on the rare side but unfortunately it didn’t fare too well either critically or financially.

In the last twenty odd years, there have been plenty of rumors about a new Spawn film, including a number of comments from Todd McFarlane himself, but it’s never eventuated. This past San Diego Comic con weekend has seen further reports emerge that a new Spawn film is indeed on its way, with McFarlane confirming a film is actually now in development, with producer Jason Blum at Blumhouse Productions on board to make the project happen.

No other details were announced such as cast or release date, however McFarlane did comment that this new film would mark his directorial debut, and that this story would not be a continuation of the 1997 film.

So there you have it Spawn fans, this might indeed be the best sign ever received of a new film actually making it into production, but with details so scarce we might want to wait a little longer before really getting our hopes up (if indeed a McFarlane directed Spawn film is something we should be hoping for in the first place!).

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.