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Toddler McFarland finally gets to direct Spawn


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Nov 13, 2010
SPAWN Movie Officially Announced with Todd MacFarlane to Write and Direct

Todd McFarlane has found a home for his forthcoming Spawn movie, the Image Comics co-founder announced today.

The movie -- which McFarlane has said will be a horror-focused movie with a budget in the neighborhood of $10 million -- is headed to Blumhouse, the studio known for films like The Purge, Paranormal Activity, and The Belko Experiment. McFarlane will direct.

"Having worked with many visionary directors, I think Todd's unique artistic talents will only add to his role as director of this film," said Blumhouse chief Jason Blum.

McFarlane has written the first draft of the screenplay, which the announcement for the movie described as a "dark exploration of one of comics’ most popular characters." McFarlane is known for reinventing the look of Spider-Man as well as co-creating the Venom character for Marvel Comics.

McFarlane has been working on a script and teasing a revival of the Spawnfranchise for years. The previous film iteration starred Michael Jai White and was released in 1998. It was critically panned, earning just 18% on Rotten Tomatoes. While that version of the movie looked and felt like a superhero film, the new Spawnwill be decidedly less so.

Dude earns lots of credit for wanting his own vision to his creation to be first and foremost....he's been offered 100 mil budgets for the rights and he stuck to his guns....well after he learned from his first experience.