Spawn : Todd McFarlane Reveals Reboot Will Be Set In New York.

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has revealed that the live-action film reboot will be set will be set in New York, and production will start early next year.

McFarlanen made the reveal in a recent interview with ComicBook.com,

“You know what, you know this is sort of the sort of uninteresting part of making movies maybe, to people, I don’t know, but there are different places that give incentives for you to come and shoot the movies there,” McFarlane said. “So, we’re going to be looking at all those given that, you know we’re not going to have a big budget so we’re going to want to stretch it as far as we can, right. And so, but, at the same time given that this world takes place in New York, we’re going to have to be in a place that can be somewhat convincing at times, especially for some exterior shots, though my guess I’ll probably have to do a couple pick up shots actually here in New York City, but you know so you’re looking at places like Detroit, and Cleveland and, I’m Canadian, Toronto.”

The director revealed early this year that the Spawn reboot will be an R-rated film and will only have a $10 million budget because he wants little to no studio interference, and only needs distribution and marketing from the studio that decides to take on the movie.

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“We don’t need your input, we don’t need your cash, we don’t need your creativity—and they don’t like those deals,” said McFarlane, when talking about movie studios.

The antihero character made his first appearance in Spawn #1 (May 1992) comic book published by Image Comics. Michael Jai White portrayed the fictional character in 1997 live-action film. An animated series produced by HBO aired from 1997 until 1999. The character was ranked 60th on Wizard magazine’s list of the Top 200 Comic Book Characters of All Time, 50th on Empire magazine’s list of The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters and 36th on IGN’s 2011 Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.

McFarlane said that the story will focus on both Spawn and Detective Maximilian “Twitch” Williams, a police officer who lives in a dark and gritty version of New York City where superheroes are atypical.