Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has opened up about the status of the character's reboot film, which he is set to write and direct.
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 previously revealed that his new Spawn script was being tweaked, and that the film had not yet been pitched to any studios. He explained that the pitching process would begin once the script was finalized and that he'd be optioning the project to multiple companies. Once again, however, he emphasized that he would only move forward with a particular studio if he agrees with how they plan to handle the movie itself, as well as its launch.
Additionally, McFarlane stated that he is willing to push forward with the project even if it is unable to gain the support of a major studio, saying, "I've got financial people waiting in the wings, so if the studios decide that they're gonna hesitate, then we're just gonna go with outside money."
Written and directed by Todd McFarlane, Spawn stars Jamie Foxx and Jeremy Renner. The planned reboot does not yet have a release date.