Todd McFarlane has long discussed his plans for a new Spawn film based on his famous comic book creation, and development has picked up in a big way in the past year -- enough that he shared a (small) snippet of the script via Twitter the Friday after Thanksgiving.
SNEAK PEEK at SPAWN MOVIE script:
— Todd McFarlane (@Todd_McFarlane) November 24, 2017
The script shows a conversation between Twitch -- long running Spawn supporting character Twitch Williams, a homicide detective usually partnered with Sam Burke -- and a character named Danny. While it doesn't reveal too much, it is the latest proof that a new Spawn film looks to be actually happening, after years of teases form McFarlane. And based on the promise "getting you some big news soon," more details surrounding the film may emerge soon.
In July of this year, it was reported that Jason Blum's Blumhouse Productions -- the production company behind Get Out, Split and more recent hits -- would produce Spawn, with McFarlane writing and directing (his first time at the helm of a feature film). The film is planned to be R-rated and more of a horror movie than a superhero movie; no cast has yet been announced.
The first Spawn film was released in 1997, starring Michael Jai White. The character debuted in 1992 as part of the initial round of Image Comics debuts, and is still published to this day.