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October 21, 2011
TMB asks Todd McFarlane about Spawn movie
— Posted by The Amazing Anthony
I had a chance to speak with ‘Spawn’ creator Todd McFarlane this past weekend at the New York Comic Con and had a great chat with him about the Spawn movie he’s mentioned off-and-on again over the last few yrs that he’s planning to release. He was very busy and had a very attentive P.R. rep who wasn’t pleased with my insistence to interrupt his migration from one signing booth to another but I was able to ask about the movie, what it would be about, what movies he’d compare it to, and how far along the movie was in production.
It was at this point that his P.R. assistant could no longer hold the tide of nerd strength that approached Todd but as we were seperated I was able to hand him my card and hopefully he finds his way here someday.
I understand his “idea” for a Spawn movie but I’m not wholly convinced in the concept. He mentioned during his “The Devil is in the details” panel that his company is taking a more realistice approach to storytelling in that the stories would be less rooted in supernatural and more grounded in real world issues. He had an interesting analogy during the panel of “What if Rush Limbaugh was really a demon”. What if he didn’t actually believe any of the venom that Limbaugh spews daily and as a demon his ultimate goal by saying these things is to fuel and cause the conflict between men in order to empower himself (cus demon’s feed off hate or whatever). He clearly has an idea for the movie in his head, but I think that everything will rely on the concept of execution which is at least 2 months of non-distracted Todd and with his company releasing 15 issues of Spawn in 1 year with the same creative team I find it hard to foresee an opening in his calendar. Not to mention the Walking Dead, NBA, MLB, and Halo toys.
For those interested I was able to record mp3 audio for a lot of the panel that Todd hosted during the convention titled “The Devil is in the Details”. Todd discussed a lot of plans for Spawn, Haunt, and his toyline for the next year and is a good listen for fans of all things McFarlane.
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