Greg Nicotero To Design The New Spawn

Greg Nicotero

by James White |
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While a lot of creature and make-up effects expert Greg Nicotero's time is taken up with being a producer, director and zombie overseer on The Walking Dead, he is tackling other challenges, including a new take on horror anthology Creepshow. Now writer/director Todd McFarlane has asked him to create the look for his new Spawn movie.

Jamie Foxx is aboard to star as former CIA black ops team member Al Simmons, betrayed by his colleagues and then again by Hell. After agreeing to become a Hellspawn warrior in the hopes of being reunited with his wife, he's trapped in the form, and forced to dispatch the scum of the Earth while also fighting in battles that encompass our planet, Heaven and Hell.

McFarlane created the character for Image Comics in 1992 and is now teaming up with the Blumhouse team to bring his creature back to screens in the hopes of making something that will be embraced by fans more than the 1997 effort. "I’m a long-time fan of Greg’s work and the projects his company, KNB, has done throughout the years," McFarlane says in a statement. "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." Fun fact: Nicotero was one of the people working on that ill-fated film.

With Jeremy Renner also in the cast for the new one, Spawn should be out next year.

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