Todd Mcfarlane to reboot Spawn movie

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  1. HordakFan

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    14 years after that horrible 1997 live-action adaptation, Mcfarlane is writing a screenplay for a reboot to be more true and dark to the comics and the awesome HBO animated show.

    Hope it does work well and make it like Se7en, Saw, Silence of the Lambs, Crow and Nolan's Batman movies combined with a bit of Clive Barker.
     
  2. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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  3. Tekkaman Blade

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    He's been talking about this for over 10 years now, He's tried to do a new one since the 1st one came out. But as he wants almost complete control, most studios won't back him.
     
  4. Mako Crab

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    People still care about Spawn?
     
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    Megabattimus Same As It Ever Was

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    What was so wrong with the first one? Seemed fine to me & pretty dark. But I guess since it is so long since the last one came out and almost everybody forgot about Spawn, it is good to do another origin story.
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    care to explain?...or is it just because you say so?

    and I like the original movie (i still own a copy of the DVD)
     
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    LOL, that's what I was gonna say :lol  Sorry Todd, but you missed that train a long time ago.

    Funny story about the first movie. I went and saw it at the theater(sadly), and noticed one of the seats in there oddly had a garbage bag completely duct taped over it. Later found out from my brother that worked there at the time that apparently the movie's opening sequence had caused a woman to get motion sickness or something and blow chunks all over the seat, and person, in front of her :lol 
     
  11. Paxtin

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    That hurts...It's true, but it hurts.

    Spawn will probably have his reboot someday. But now may not be the right time. Not unless Todd really wants to do a good job on making it feel truly dark and serious. And even then, he might be hard pressed to really surprise people.

    Personally, I think Spawn needs a few more years. Right now we're going through an 80s revival. It'll probably still be a bit longer before 90s franchises start catching on again.

    It was just way too goofy. Mostly, Clown was way over the top. Even for the concept behind the character.
    The movie overall kind of felt like it was trying too hard, and yet at the same time, not putting any real thought into it.
     
  12. Karhukjnsi

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    As someone who doesn't know shit about the comics, I LOVED Leguizamo in that movie.

    "How come God hogs up all the good fellows and we get all the retards?"
     
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    ...I'm just going to leave this case to rest here, if no one minds.
     
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    I thought Spawn 1 was pretty awesome. The book was no piece of art, but it had some merit. The movie had less merit than the book, and that's where it finds its heart. For better or worse, NOBODY in the movie seems to think the book is any good, and everyone hams it up. Martin Sheen, Michael Jai White, John Lequizamo, the awful CGI, rock and roll...you name it, each element had its campiness cranked up to 110%, like an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie from the 80s.

    Spawn was by no means good, but it was damn entertaining. I wouldn't mind having more Spawn movies, but Todd has been insisting on this for, what, 15 years now? It won't happen, man.
     
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    The soundtrack to the first one was awesome.

    That's pretty much all that was though :( 
     
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    He's been trying to get this off the ground for years. It'll never happen.
     
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    I LOVED Leguizamo in that movie. Everything else kinda sucked.
     
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    The 90s were so extreme (to the max!), that no one in the 2000s can handle them. :p 
     
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    I admit, I liked Spawn, especially the R rated version (which really wasn't much of a change from the PG-13...I thought...)

    Sure, it's not award winning by any stretch of the imagination, but it had badassery and it was over the top.

    A fun romp had by all.
     
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    I'm done with Spawn. I like Todd's work, but he talks a lot of empty promises. I bought and collected the Spawn lines for many years and was extremely sad when it pretty much ended. I've gotten rid of a lot of my McFarlane stuff.
     

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