Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has announced that he has officially begun writing the screenplay for a new movie based on the character.
“The story has been in my head for 7 or 8 years,” McFarlane said. “The movie idea is neither a recap or continuation. It is a standalone story that will be R-rated. Creepy and scary.”
He added that “the tone of this ‘Spawn’ movie will be for a more older audience. Like the film ‘Departed.'”
In August of 1997, New Line released a Spawn movie that grossed $87.8 million worldwide. It starred Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo and Martin Sheen.