Todd McFarlane Says He’s Got Offers for a Spawn Reboot

Todd McFarlane has been talking up a “Spawn” reboot for a while now, though I haven’t necessarily heard anyone else match his enthusiasm for the property. According to McFarlane, his new “Spawn” movie will be the kind of film where you’ll want to take your teenage dates to it. Even if, you know, your wife doesn’t know you’re dating teenagers. Anyways. According to McFarlane, he’s got literally five offers on the table from studios big and small to reboot the franchise, which McFarlane has maintained will be nothing like the dreck that came out in 1997 starring John Leguizamo as a bloated clown.

Via Topless Robot, MacFarlane boasts:

“Right now I literally have five offers on the table, everything from the big studios… to more where I’m leaning, which is more of a smaller budget – just keep it down, keep it dark, keep it grungy – I mean, I’ve got two teenage daughters, and I’m trying to come up with an idea that would get them and their dates to go to it. And it’s not a comic book movie, it’s just a scary movie, a creepy movie. …Think The Departed, but with something moving in the shadows.

Wow, really, Todd? “Literally” five offers? What does “literally” mean? Are the offers literally laying on his table right now? I’m just saying. Guy’s got two teenage daughters. He should stop using words like “literally” around the first one.

Anyways, a new “Spawn” movie. The creator still wants to do it, and he’s got offers. He says it’s “The Departed” with something moving in the shadows. Huh. Doesn’t sound like a “Spawn” movie to me. Isn’t this the comic book about a guy who dies, goes to hell, and comes back to fight crime? Or am I thinking about a Spider-Man issue where he drops acid?

Below: Chicks dig Spawn’s crazy, floating cape. The face? Not so much.