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John Byrne
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Posted: October 09 2017 at 12:48pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

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A "dark reboot". Todd is still the king of innovation!

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Robbie Parry
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Posted: October 09 2017 at 1:51pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Never really followed the character (maybe two comics since it was created). And I didn't enjoy the 90s film.

I guess I'd see it when it came to 'free' TV.
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Posted: October 09 2017 at 2:50pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

To paraphrase SPINAL TAP, "How much darker could it be?
None. None more darker".
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Matt Hawes
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Posted: May 29 2018 at 2:20pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Todd McFarlane announced today on Facebook (and maybe elsewhere) that Jamie Foxx has agreed to play SPAWN in the upcoming film.



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Steve De Young
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Posted: May 29 2018 at 3:13pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Yeah, Todd is also writing and directing the thing.  Because that went so well for Frank Miller.
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Posted: May 29 2018 at 3:18pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Not that I think Todd has any more ability in that area, but just because Frank Miller didn't do it successfully doesn't mean no other comic book creator could pull it off.
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Steve De Young
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Posted: May 29 2018 at 3:47pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Frank, I think, had better odds, having worked with a couple of directors closely on projects of his beforehand before he tried himself.  Todd just seems to think his artistic vision will out.  Even if Todd has some kind of innate talent or knack for it, its going to take him some work and experience to really do it well.

Just because good actors, directors, screenwriters, etc. make it look easy, that doesn't mean its actually easy.  I would think Todd would know that from his experience in the comic field.  Being a good doodler doesn't make you a comic artist.  Liking movies and having ideas doesn't make you a good director.
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Yeah, without even handicapping the two horses in a "contest" between Miller vs. McFarland, it is hard not to predict doom for McFarland.

McFarland was a fan favorite whose page-to-page storytelling chops never improved past a rudimentary level.

To ask this person to succeed at the challenges of directing a movie is asking a lot. Based on the applause he got for doing mediocre work in comics, it's hard to see why he would do better when made to deal with the realities of film-making.
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I never liked any of the image characters, and out of
the founders only liked Jim Lee and Mark Silvestri.

When I saw their books on the shelf it always conjured
up that same feeling I got when passing by the MTV
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If I showed Get Out to my grandma and said “get this, that’s a first-time director and a comedian,” she wouldn’t see it. She would just go wow, that’s a nice movie. If you put the team together, they’ll make me look like a pro every single day. Part two, I’ve directed this movie in my head 1,000 times. Why do I think I can direct it? Because I have, in my head. My frustration is gonna be, “what do you mean I have to wait for lighting! I don’t have to wait for lighting in my brain!”

Wait, a minute. Jordan Peele has been in television for years, co-starred in a feature film, and created and produced tons of sketches for KEY & PEELE. He may have been a first-time director for GET OUT, but he is well-versed in the language of TV and film and has experience being around the camera. Is McFarlane claiming he’ll be able to direct because he’s going to surround himself with the people from Blumhouse?
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We'll never get to see this. As director, McFarlane will try to make his perfect movie and end up blowing the budget and deadline. 

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I like the character of SPAWN, although I haven’t checked out the comic in years. I remember being disappointed in the original movie, and hoping ever since that we’d get a better one (more like the animated series, which was great). I do wish it was a bigger budget film with an established director, but I like Jamie Foxx so I hope for the best and am willing to give it a shot, unless the trailers just look really really bad.



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