Saturday, December 13, 2008

McFarlane Still Possessed By "Spawn"...

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Canadian illustrator/toy manufacturer Todd McFarlane, wants to direct the next feature film version of his comic book creation "Spawn".

"The dealbreaker is, I direct it," he said.

"I tell everybody that in advance. The answer is, the only way anyone will say 'yes' to that is if I keep the budget low. If I make it an $80 million budget, they won't let me direct it...nor would I want to direct it. There are too many guys who are smarter that can do it. But a $10 million dollar creepy movie? I can do that one...."

"In the movie idea I have for 'Spawn', there is no super villain. It's a completely real drama that happens to have a spook in it. And it doesn't mean that the spook has an arch-enemy or a nemesis, or any of that. It just means that there's a sentinel stuck in the middle..."

"Spawn", written/illustrated by McFarlane for Image Comics, debuted May 1992, focusing on CIA agent 'Al Simmons', who is killed for witnessing corruption in the service. Sent to hell, Simmons makes a deal with the demon 'Malebolgia' and becomes an undead 'hellspawn' in order to return to Earth to see his wife and to find a way out of Malebolgia's control.

The character was adapted into a 1997 feature film, an HBO animated series (1997-1999) and a series of action figures whose high level of detail has made McFarlane Toys respected in the toy industry....

Spawn Medicom Hamburger Head Version Vinyl Collector Doll