Per The Hollywood Reporter, Todd McFarlane has hired Brian Tucker to write the script for the upcoming Spawn movie. Tucker has previously written Broken City (starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe). While his resume might not belong, he was clearly able to impress the producers and writers.
Todd McFarlane, the creator of the original Spawn comic series, is directing the new film. Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions will be producing, while McFarlane and Blum are producers. Carla Hacken is listed as executive producer.
The Long-Awaited Spawn Film Reboot
Spawn follows skilled assassin Al Simmons, who is murdered by his backstabbing partner. As he goes to hell, he then makes a deal with the devil, Malebolgia, to return to Earth. To return to Earth, Simmons is given the power of a Hellspawn and figures to find the pieces of his fractured memory.
He has been developing a new live-action Spawn movie since 2017. McFarlane has also been writing the reboot’s initial script intending to direct it. In this version, Jamie Foxx was scripted to play as Spawn, while Jeremy Renner was scripted to play Twitch Williams. However, given the timeline and the new writer, it is unclear if Foxx and Renner are still going to be involved in this project. But, there is a chance the actors “could be re-approached” after the new script is finished.
The first Spawn comic (titled Spawn #1) was published by Image Comics in 1992. The character then received his first live-action film just five years later starring Michael Jai White. The film followed the same general plot as the comics but starts to fall away due to the film’s PG-13 rating. However, FX designer Greg Nicotero teased that the film would be a “hard” R-rating when it finally arrives.
As of now, there is no release timeline for the Spawn reboot film.