Todd McFarlane has been talking about a new Spawn movie for what seems like forever now, but the project finally inched closer to reality last year when it was announced that Blumhouse will produce McFarlane’s long-gestating passion project. McFarlane wrote and is directing the film, which he promises will be dark and rated R.
Speaking with ComicBook.com, McFarlane just revealed that the casting process has begun, further ensuring that this time around, this thing is actually happening.
“We just officially the other day had our first casting meeting, and so what that means for anyone listening today is with the final script we’re going to start sending that into Hollywood to actually go pick up the cast members,” the Spawn creator told the site.
McFarlane continued, “So what you do during those first couple of meetings is go through all the characters and then sort of throw some names and bat some names around for people you think might fit it. More specifically, are there actors or characters you’ve seen in other movies that you think fall into that pool, because all of that gives the casting director a picture so that they can go ‘oh, okay, I know who to go after now that we’re doing it.’ So we’ve officially begun the casting process.”
The film will be a supernatural thriller, with Spawn himself essentially playing the role of the shark in Jaws. He won’t speak, and the main character will be a Chief Brody-like cop.