IESB recently interviewed comic book artist Todd McFarlane at the Star Trek premiere in Tempe, and long story short, he told them he’s working on getting another film adaptation of his comic book Spawn made.
“Right now I literally have five offers on the table, everything from the big studios… to more where I’m leaning, which is more of a smaller budget – just keep it down, keep it dark, keep it grungy – I mean, I’ve got two teenage daughters, and I’m trying to come up with an idea that would get them and their dates to go to it. And it’s not a comic book movie, it’s just a scary movie, a creepy movie. …Think The Departed, but with something moving in the shadows.
…The problem is, if I go big, they’re only gonna let me produce it. If I go smaller they’ll let me write and direct it. Which is what I’m leaning towards, which is why I’m trying to get it small enough.”
Say what you will about the 1997 Spawn movie, directed by a guy who later went on to direct Garfield’s Fun Fest, I hope they bring back John Leguizamo as the scary clown guy. The only thing scarier than clowns is John Leguizamo chewing scenery. [IESB has video of the McFarlane interview, Leguizamo clip below]