“The Walking Dead” Director and Effects Specialist, Greg Nicotero has been tapped for Todd McFarlane’s New “Spawn” Movie
Nicotero, an award-winning executive producer, director, and make-up special effects creator on THE WALKING DEAD has come on board, with his company KNB EFX, to create the new Spawn design for the upcoming McFarlane/ Blumhouse Spawn feature film.
McFarlane, Nicotero and KNB EFX Group, worked together on the 1997 Spawn movie.
“I'm a long-time fan of Greg’s work and the projects his company, KNB have done throughout the years,” said McFarlane “Working with him once again, to re-invent the Spawn 'look' so it will match the supernatural theme in the movie, is going to be a fun process.”
This year, McFarlane has announced an ensemble of award-winning talent that has signed on to the Spawn Movie Cast – Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, Django Unchained, The Amazing Spider-man) has been cast as Spawn and Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (Hurt Locker, Wind River, The Avengers) has been tapped to play Twitch.
This newest adaptation—a gritty, R-rated reimagining marks McFarlane’s film directorial debut. McFarlane is partnering with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, the producing force behind recent hits Get Out and Split and The Purge franchise, to develop a feature film around the Spawn comic character created by McFarlane
Hey O&G fans, for those who are a fan of Spawn and the original movie will be happy to know that a Spawn Movie Reboot is on it's way. Todd McFarlane is currently looking over and revising a script for the movie.
News of the movie reboot has been circulating for a few years and a fan created short was out on the net last year. Todd McFarlane has gone on Facebook to give fans an update on the progress of the movie. He talks about working on a 132 page script that he hoping to get down to 120 pages. Hopefully he finishes soon and production can start on the film.
We will keep you updated as news comes out.
OtakusandGeeks was front and center with famed artist and award-winning toy designer Todd McFarlane at New York Comic Con. McFarlane Toys revealed a revolutionary evolution in brick building toys based on television’s most watched drama, AMC’s The Walking Dead. These isn’t your parent’s building blocks, or any other building blocks for that matter. The block sets are so detailed that most spectators thought it was a diorama until they read the packaging.Read More
Hey Otakus and Geeks fans, today we are taking a look at an amazing fan made film by French writer / director, Michael Paris. Spawn The Recall, really raises the bar for those wanting to create a fan film. It captures the look and feel of the comic series even better than the Spawn feature film starring Michael Jai White. The film took only 2 days to film but since the director was also the editor and effects artist, post production lasted 2 years. Could this spark a Spawn Remake? Hopefully this film reaches Spawn creator Todd Mcfarlane and he considers it.
Check out the film: