Todd McFarlane will walk away from the Spawn reboot if the script is changed too much.
According to McFarlane, the hurdle currently standing in the film’s way is getting all concerned parties to agree on a single script. Moreover, the longtime comic book writer/artist revealed how he would react if asked to compromise too much of his vision.
“Yep. About the same spot,” McFarlane told ComicBook.com, in regards to where the film currently is in its development process. “The money’s sitting on the sidelines ready to go. I just need to get everyone that wants to put in money to shake their hands to the same script. As you can imagine, everyone has a slightly different version of it in their head. You just go and trying to appease a handful of people while not giving in to what it is that I’m trying to do myself. Because if I have to change it too much, I’ll just walk away from it all.”
McFarlane has been good with keeping his fans in the loop on the development of the movie, but Spawn seems to keep hitting bumps in the road to production. The project has been delayed a number of times and even though McFarlane keeps giving new updates, the film has yet to even start filming. McFarlane finished a script for Spawn back in 2016, but three years later, the script seems to still be going through revisions.
Written and directed by Todd McFarlane, Spawn stars Jamie Foxx and Jeremy Renner. The planned reboot does not yet have a release date.