Spawn has added Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero on to the production to handle design work for the new film. His special effects company KNB EFX will help design the new look for Al Simmons in the film, after helping do the same honors for the original 1997 film as well. The film will see the directing debut of Todd McFarlane, with the film starring Jamie Foxx as Al Simmons/Spawn and Jeremy Renner as Twitch. Jason Blum and Blumhouse will produce.
"The Walking Dead" Director, Greg Nicotero tapped for Todd McFarlane's New "Spawn" Movie
"The Walking Dead" Director and Effects Specialist, Greg Nicotero has been tapped for Todd McFarlane's New "Spawn" Movie
Nicotero, an award-winning executive producer, director, and make-up special effects creator on THE WALKING DEAD has come on board, with his company KNB EFX, to create the new design for the upcoming McFarlane/ Blumhouse feature film.
McFarlane, Nicotero and KNB EFX Group, worked together on the 1997 Spawn movie.
"I'm a long-time fan of Greg's work and the projects his company, KNB have done throughout the years," said McFarlane "Working with him once again, to re-invent the Spawn 'look' so it will match the supernatural theme in the movie, is going to be a fun process."
This year, McFarlane has announced an ensemble of award-winning talent that has signed on to the Movie Cast – Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, Django Unchained, The Amazing Spider-man) has been cast as Spawn and Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (Hurt Locker, Wind River, The Avengers) has been tapped to play Twitch.
This newest adaptation—a gritty, R-rated reimagining marks McFarlane's film directorial debut. McFarlane is partnering with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, the producing force behind recent hits Get Out and Split and The Purge franchise, to develop a feature film around the comic character created by McFarlane.