Spawn reboot
Spawn reboot

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has provided a recent update on the upcoming film adaptation of the popular comic series. In a conversation with Comicbook.com, McFarlane shared positive news about the long-awaited reboot, which is a collaborative effort between him and the renowned horror studio Blumhouse. According to McFarlane, the film is currently in the final stages of script development.

Expressing confidence in Blumhouse’s founder, Jason Blum, McFarlane mentioned, “Jason Blum is one of the better ones at getting things done. They tell me I get to read the script this month. The email is going out this week to remind them that they promised me that.”

Spawn Has Been Over 10 Years in the Making

The journey of bringing Spawn to the big screen has been a decade-long process, with McFarlane having initially drafted a script in 2013. Four years later, it was confirmed that Blumhouse would take on the project. Despite facing revisions and navigating through the challenges of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike waiting period, McFarlane remains steadfast in his commitment to executing the reboot properly. He emphasized, “Something’s gotta happen. Something’s gonna happen,” expressing his determination to see the project through. McFarlane also highlighted his willingness to explore independent avenues if necessary, stating, “I just know myself, something’s gonna happen ’cause if I can’t figure it out inside [the Hollywood system], I’ll figure it out [independently]. I just know myself. But hopefully we can figure out a deal that keeps all the parties that have been involved over the years involved.”

Since Blumhouse took on the Spawn project, the studio has gained significant popularity, becoming synonymous with successful horror films like M3GAN, The Black Phone, and Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNAF). The FNAF adaptation, in particular, achieved tremendous success, with founder Jason Blum announcing it as the most successful Blumhouse movie to date, earning $295.1 million worldwide. While a sequel to FNAF is yet to be officially confirmed, hints from director Emma Tammi and FNAF star Matthew Lillard suggest an inevitable follow-up.

Blumhouse continues its success in video game adaptations with an upcoming Dead by Daylight film directed by Ryan Turek.

Although the Spawn movie does not have an official release date, McFarlane has set a target for a 2025 premiere.