Speaking with MTV Geek at Toy Fair, writer and creator of the series, Todd McFarlane offered an update on the status of the next Spawn film. It was revealed back in 2009 that McFarlane was working on a new film, which would be quite different than the original. The writer reveals that he is still currently working on the script, and that an Oscar-winning actor is on board for the project.
“I continue writing pages here and there. I have a guy waiting in the sidelines, an Academy Award-winning actor. Every three weeks he’s on the phone going, ‘Todd, where’s the script? Todd, where’s the script?’ I can’t say who it is. You could [narrow it down].”
“He came out to the office. He gave me his pitch, and I gave him mine. The pitch I gave was that we could do ten of these for the next ten years and he wouldn’t have to be 22 for the rest of his life.”
McFarlane also revealed that there is a new Spawn animated series is in the works, saying that they’re now able to do things that weren’t when working on the HBO series from the late 90’s.
“We have 90 minutes all set and ready to go, other than sending it to an animation house. We’ve done all the voice recordings, we’ve done all the backgrounds, so the technology is way better than it was a decade ago; there are some spectacular things we can do now that we weren’t able to when we were on HBO.”
Well, unlike Al Simmons, it appears this project isn’t quite dead yet.
Source: MTV Geek