Todd MacFarlane has been trying to get another movie version of Spawn off the ground for some time now, and it looks like he’s made progress. At New York Comic-Con, MacFarlane has now confirmed that the new movie is a go and that production is set to start in early 2018. February, in fact. He also confirmed that it’s going to be an R-rated movie – “dark and R-rated” – and that the script for the movie is ready.
Pre-production commences immediately after Christmas, and MacFarlane has also promised to give regular updates on the filming via his social media accounts. He’s directing the film himself, with a $10m budget to do so. He’s effectively self-funding the project, which doesn’t, as of yet, have distribution.
As we hear more, we’ll let you know.