Blumhouse To Produce Todd McFarlane’s R-Rated ‘Spawn’ Film

Todd McFarlane announced via Facebook Friday afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con International that Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions have signed on to produce an R-Rated Spawn film.

Watch the announcement below:

“The ink is just dry, and we’ve gone from the theoretical – no more theoretical. We’re now making movies. We’re going. Blumhouse, Spawn, badass, R, it’s coming, get ready for it! We’re going into production,” said McFarlane.


McFarlane stated earlier that he will direct the film as well. He believes that the new ‘Spawn’ film can be made with $10 million, and understands that a no studio will not give him a $100 million budget.

“I wouldn’t ask to be a newbie director on a script that was going to have an $80 million budget for it. Why? Because as the CEO of my own corporations, I wouldn’t take that deal. I wouldn’t stick out $80 million and go, ‘we’re going to give it to a rookie, and he’s going to basically be in charge of it,’” said McFarlane to SYFY WIRE.

No casting or production schedule has been announced. McFarlane created Spawn for Image Comics with the first issue hitting the shelves in May 1992, selling 1.7 million copies. Michael Jai White played the title charcter “Al” Simmons in the 1997 feature film.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
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