Producer Jason Blum has provided a promising update on the Spawn reboot.
The original Spawn movie was released in 1997 and told the story of a U.S. Marine who dies, only to be resurrected as the leader of the army of hell.
It was based on the comic book of the same name by Todd McFarlane.
A sequel or reboot has been in the works for over 20 years, but only recently have things really taken a step forward. It was reportedly the financial and critical success of Joker that led to the new Spawn being seriously developed as Joker proved that an R-rated comic book movie could gross $1 billion at the box office.
At ComicCon a few years ago, Foxx said he was "aggressively pursuing" the lead role in any remake. Jeremy Renner was then attached to play Detective Twitch.
A hit man is tricked and killed by his boss Jason Wynn. When the man makes a deal with the Devil, he returns to Earth as Spawn. He is ordered by a devil's sidekick to kill Wynn. Spawn is forced to choose between good and evil.
McFarlane has penned a new screenplay based on his own comic book work, but it has been rewritten a few times by Brian Tucker and then Scott Silver, Malcolm Spellman, and Matthew Mixon.
No matter who writes it and who stars in it, it will be produced by Blumhouse, who have had major success for legacy sequels and remakes recently.
"I would say you have a lot to hope for because it's in very very active development," Blum told ComicBook.com.
"What needs to happen is that my fellow friends the writers and the studios need to figure out their differences and get back to writing, but we've got a great group of folks putting it together, and my hope is that that movie -- my prediction is maybe we'll actually see a Spawn movie in 2025.
"No promises, but that's my prediction."
Action / Fantasy
1997 • 96 minutes