Todd McFarlane Eyeing an Oscar-Winner To Be In SPAWN?
Vulture recently interviewed famed comic book artist Todd McFarlane at San Diego Comic-Con to discuss his highly-anticipated comic book adaptation, Spawn. During the interview, McFarlane suggested who he would want to play as one of the leads in Spawn with actor Leonardo DiCaprio in mind to either play Twitch or Wynn. McFarlane said;
“When I was writing, I had Leonardo DiCaprio in my head. I don’t know if people have seen The Wolf of Wall Street, but there is a manicness in him. He was going up and down and up and down. It was almost dizzying emotionally to go with him. There are parts in this movie where I’m going to need an actor to make those moves both in terms of normality, and in terms of manic, and in terms of anger and in terms of joy and be able to go to some extremes in it.”
On the R-rating for Spawn, McFarlane said;
“I want it to be a dark ‘R’ movie… We’re making it a low budget movie so I am also going to be directing it. I’m writing, directing the movie, going to to be producing it with Jason, and between the two of us, we are going to give you a different kind of superhero movie. Not a big extravaganza movie that’s got a bunch of special effects. Something that is going to be dark and gnarly and gritty and it’s going to be all real except for this one element that you and I intellectually know as Spawn. There is going to be a bad ass ‘shark in black water’ and if you are going to be a bad guy, he is going to take you out [makes noise].”
McFarlane is developing the film as a low-budget horror film with horror producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions; the production company is behind multiple horror franchises including the Paranormal Activity films, Insidious, Sinister, The Purge and most recently M. Night Shyamalan’s Split and Jordan Peele’s Get Out.