After what seemed like an eternity of development, it finally seemed that Todd McFarlane’s long-gestating Spawn reboot was about to become a reality when it found a home at Blumhouse Productions back in July of 2017, yet here were are more than three years on and it still seems no closer than ever.
Despite the project floundering in development Hell, McFarlane has remained determined to bring his comic book character to the big screen, and now Blumhouse chief Jason Blum has confirmed that he also remains committed to the film, but is unsure when we’ll actually get to see it.
“The script has got to be right,” said Blum during an interview with Abu Dhabi Culture. “There is a real desire, you have Jamie Foxx, and Spawn, and Todd McFarlane, and like, ‘You’ve just gotta make the movie!’ I think probably I’ve frustrated Todd a little bit, and I’ve just said, like, we don’t just have to make the movie, you know we have to make the right movie, with the right script. And it’s a hard script to get right – and, you know, the recent events in the United States around race have made it even harder to get it right. You’ve got to do it really carefully and thoughtfully.”
“So, we’re going to make the movie, definitely,” Blum continued. “I don’t know when we are going to make the movie. We are actually kind of re-tackling… we’re going down a different direction with the story than we had in the past, but we are not going to make the movie until that script is great. But one of these days it will be great and we will make it.”
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