Todd McFarlane's Spawn movie reboot will begin filming in early 2018.
According to Deadline, McFarlane, who will direct the film, revealed during New York Comic-Con 2017 that pre-production should start sometime after Christmas, with filming set to begin in February. However, a release date for the reboot hasn't been set yet.
McFarlane reiterated that Spawn will be an R-rated film and revealed the project will only have a $10 million budget. The director said he wants little to no studio interference, and only needs distribution and marketing from the studio that decides to take on the movie. McFarane's full financial control over the project will also allow him to share on-set updates via Facebook.
"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.
For now, Universal appears to be the most likely to partner with McFarlane and producer Jason Blum, though McFarlane isn't ready to rule out other studios.
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