Todd McFarlane Says Oscar Winning Actors Have Approached Him About SPAWN; Compares The Film To JAWS

While chatting about his recent announcement that Spawn would be returning to the big screen, creator Todd McFarlane says he's been approached by some Academy Awards Winning actors about the title role.

After years and years of being teased, Spawn is ready to make his comeback to the big screen. Series Creator, Todd McFarlane, made the official announcement at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend.

McFarlane sat down with Comic Book at Comic-Con to talk about the project, and revealed that he has some Oscar winning actors inquiring about the role. "Yeah a couple approached me," he said. "Those are still on the table, and I just recently signed with CAA, the largest and biggest talent agency in Hollywood, so they've got lots of talent that they will sort of start pushing and funneling towards it if they think that the roles are there."

He also teased that while Spawn will play a major part in the film, he wont be the focal point. "There's two big roles in the script. There's obviously sort of Spawn himself, although in a weird way it's not the biggest role, and then there's the cop. The cop is this character Twitch who's been there since issue #1. Twitch is the role in this one, and I sort of refer to him as my sheriff Brody, who is the sheriff in the Jaws movie. Although it was called Jaws, Jaws didn't really talk a lot in his movie, right? He just kind of showed up at the opportune time to make the movie worthwhile," McFarlane explained.

The comparison to Jaws is an interesting one, something he McFarlane elaborated on. "It was sheriff Brody, the humans talking, chasing the fantastical thing that sort of made the movie, and to me, there's that element. Everything else is normal in this story other than (gesture) the shadow moves, and at times even when it moves, the cop just sort of thinks he's losing his mind so he doesn't even trust that the shadow's moving. If you're a bad guy, then this thing is going to come and it's going to get you."

As previously reported, the Spawn reboot is being envisioned as a low budget horror film. As of right now, there is no release date.
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