Blumhouse's 'Spawn' Gets Rewrites With 'Joker,' 'Captain America 4' Scribes

by Outsiders
October 05, 2022
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Blumhouse have added three new writers to do the rewrite for Spawn.

The studio has picked up Joker’s Scott Silver, Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s Malcolm Spellman and Matt Mixon to team together and work out a new script for the featured project, which has been in development at Blumhouse since 2017.

Jamie Foxx remains attached to the project as the antihero lead character, but the involvement of Jeremy Renner, who was previously attached, is to be determined, depending on how things come together with the new draft.

In the comics, Spawn is a former black-ops agent who makes a deal with a demon after being betrayed and killed. The demon allows him to return to Earth, but when he returns, five years have passed, his wife has moved on and he roams Earth as a disfigured spawn of hell.

Spawn comic creator Todd McFarlane wrote a previous draft of the script and was looking to direct, but McFarlane had acknowledges he may not be the right person to direct, but will remain as one of the film's producers.

“If we’ve got an A-list actor, A-list producers, A-list writers, then do you want to shoot for A-list directors, A-list cinematographers?” McFarlane tells The Hollywood Reporter. “The answer is, ‘Of course.’ Let’s keep the momentum going.”

“I grew up in Berkeley, which is a comic book city. Todd McFarlane’s Spawn character was always one of my favorites — a Black superhero that was no bullshit, he was cool and dealt with modern issues,” says Spellman in a statement. “Myself, Matt Mixon, and Scott Silver are pledged to honoring what Todd started and what Spawn is at its core, delivering something that’s relevant and edgy and unlike any other superhero movie out there.”




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