It has been long rumored and long developed, but it has been made official.
A reboot of a live-action adaptation of Spawn is truly happening and making his directorial debut will be none other than the man who created the character himself: Todd McFarlane.
McFarlane has completed a script for the film and will be joining forces with Blumhouse Entertainment on the film. Blumhouse, founded by producer Jason Blum, is responsible for films such as Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Split, and Get Out.
A live-action film version was released in 1997 with Mark A.Z. Dippe as director, which starred Michael Jai White as Al Simmons, a former soldier who is betrayed by his own boss and is forced to become Satan’s Hellspawn, until he decides to use his newfound powers for the greater good and for his now widowed wife Wanda, who has now married his best friend.
While the 1997 film earned a PG-13 rating, McFarlane announced that his film would be aiming at a R-rating, much like his original comics.
More as this develops!