The Spawn remake is currently on hold. Studios are interested in the character, but terms have not been agreed upon with series creator/owner Todd McFarlane. Movieweb is reporting, the comic book series creator and owner wants full freedom to do as he wishes!
McFarlane hates the 1997 Spawn film and now wants to do everything himself. He wants a budget of $10 million to write, proud, and direct. McFarlane had the following to say regarding the film:
“So I’m going, I’m not selling it but if you want to see the rough draft, I’ll send it to you. But just so everybody knows, I write, produce, direct, non-negotiable.”
“I wouldn’t ask to be a newbie director on a script that was going to have an eighty million budget for it. Why? Because as a CEO of my own corporation, I wouldn’t take that deal. I wouldn’t stick out $80 million and go, ‘they’re going to put a rookie and he’s going to basically be in charge of it.’ So I’ve created this tight little one that I keep saying, I think I can shoot it for ten.”