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‘Spawn’ Reboot Producer To Employ ‘Usual Tricks’ For Low-Budget Film

By Staff Reporter staffreporter@musictimes.com | Oct 04, 2017 08:23 AM EDT

Twenty years after the premiere of the first "Spawn Film," a reboot is in the works. With creator Todd McFarlene and a very low budget to work on, Blumhouse Productions will use its usual bag of tricks to create a reboot film that is closer to home.

Speaking to ComingSoon.Net, Blumhouse head honcho Jason Blum discussed their action plan on tackling the "Spawn" reboot on a budget of around $10 million. According to Blum, they plan for the script to be contained, helping them providing a focused and direct story. Another, and more impacting, is that the cast and crew, including the actors and even McFarlene himself, will not be paid during the production stage of "Spawn."  

Blum also spoke of good things regarding McFarlene, who created "Spawn" for Image Comics in 1991. Taking the role of director for the reboot, he praises McFarlene's skillset and stating that his job as the head of McFarlane Enterprises has made the comic book artist a fit as a director. 

The one-two punch that Blum and his production team plan to use for the "Spawn" reboot is a staple for Blumhouse, which is known for creating low-budget horror flicks, Screen Rant reported. "Paranormal Activity," "Insidious" and "The Purge" are some of the famous titles that came from Jason Blum's production unit.

Transformed into a demonic figure after being sent to hell, "Spawn" turned Al Simmons from a CIA agent to a super-powered antihero. Wielding several supernatural abilities like a healing factor, teleportation and a limited immortality, along with the fighting skills he gained from his days in the CIA, "Spawn" has faced different opponents, including demons and angels.

"Spawn" was brought to the big screen in 1997, with Mark A.Z. Dippe as director and scriptwriter. Starring Michael Jai White, it follows the origin of the character, taking some liberties for better storytelling. 

 

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