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Spawn ( film)

film by Mark A.Z. Dippé

Spawn is a American superhero film based on the Image Comicscharacter of the same name. Directed by Mark A.Z. Dippé, the film stars Michael Jai White in the title role, alongside John Leguizamo, Martin Sheen, Theresa Randle, D. B. Sweeney, and Nicol Williamson in his final film role. The film depicts the origin story of the title character, a murdered US Marine who is resurrected as the reluctant leader of Hell's army. Spawn is one of the first films to feature an African American actor portraying a major comic book superhero.[6][7]

The film was released in the United States on August 1, It received generally negative reviews and grossed $ million worldwide against a production budget between $40–45 million.

Plot[edit]

US Marine Force Recon Lt. Colonel and CIA operative Al Simmons is assigned by his superior, Jason Wynn, to infiltrate a biochemical weapons plant in North Korea, despite Simmons' growing moral qualms with the nature of his work. Unknown to Simmons, Wynn has ordered his top assassin Jessica Priest to murder him while he is on the mission. Before Simmons dies, he is set on fire by Wynn and the flames cause the plant to explode. Simmons arrives in Hell, where one of the rulers of Hell - Malebolgia - offers him a Faustian deal: if Simmons becomes his eternal servant and leader of his army in Armageddon, he will be able to return to Earth to see his fiancée, Wanda Blake. Simmons accepts the offer and returns to Earth.

Upon his return as Spawn, he learns that five years have passed since his death. Wanda is now married to his best friend Terry Fitzgerald, who is living as the stepfather to his daughter Cyan. Spawn encounters a clown-like demon named Violator, sent by Malebolgia, who acts as his guide down the path to evil. Spawn also meets and befriends a young homeless boy named Zack and a mysterious old man named Cogliostro, a fellow Hellspawn, who has successfully freed his soul and now fights for Heaven. Spawn learns that Wynn, is now a weapons dealer, and has developed a biological weapon called Heat During a reception, Spawn attacks Wynn, kills Jessica, and escapes with the help of his necroplasm armor.

Following the attack by Spawn, Violator convinces Wynn to have a device attached to his heart that will release Heat 16 worldwide if his vital signs flatline as a deterrent against assassination attempts. Malebolgia wants Simmons to kill Wynn and initiate the apocalypse. Spawn confronts Violator, who turns into his demonic form and beats him down. Cogliostro rescues him and teaches him how to use his necroplasm armor with Zack. Spawn learns that Violator and Wynn are going to kill Terry, Cyan, and Wanda.

Terry sends an email incriminating Wynn to a fellow newsman. Just as the email is sent, Cyan and Wynn enter the room. Wynn destroys Terry's computer and takes the family hostage. Spawn, Cogliostro and Zack arrive and nearly kill Wynn, but Spawn extracts the device from Wynn's body instead and destroys it. With his plan foiled, Violator sends Spawn and Cogliostro to Hell, where they both battle the demon before subduing him. Spawn is then confronted by Malebolgia, and tells the demon that he will never lead Hell's army. Spawn escapes with Cogliostro just before they are overwhelmed by Malebolgia's forces. Violator, having recovered, follows them. A final battle ensues, ending with Spawn decapitating the demon with his chains. Violator's head taunts the group and threatens his return before melting and returning to Hell. Wynn is arrested, and Spawn, realizing there is no place for him in Wanda's world anymore, dedicates himself to justice rather than succumbing to his lust for vengeance and returns to the streets with Cogliostro and Zack.

Cast[edit]

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane makes a cameo appearance as a homeless man.

Production[edit]

Columbia Pictures showed interest in making a film adaptation of Spawn when the comic book was launched in Negotiations fell through as Todd McFarlane felt that the studio was not giving him enough creative control.[8] He eventually sold the film rights to New Line Cinema for $1 in exchange for creative input and merchandising rights.[9] New Line president Michael DeLuca, a comic book collector himself, expressed interest in having "a character that has as established an audience as Spawn", while declaring that success hinged on an adaptation that "maintains a PG rating but retains its darkness."[8]

As visual effects were an important production concern, the film was to be produced by Pull Down Your Pants Pictures, a company formed by former Industrial Light & Magic artists Mark A.Z. Dippé, Clint Goldman, and Steve 'Spaz' Williams. Dippé was slated to direct the film, with Goldman as producer, and Williams as second unit director and visual effects supervisor.[10] Dippé and Williams, who at the time was the only one of the three still attached to ILM, called the film opportunity "our ticket out of the company".[11] The script would be written by Alan B. McElroy, who, along with writing the Spawn comic book, also wrote many episodes of the Todd McFarlane's Spawn animated series.[10]

Michael Jai White found Al Simmons' character appealing; he described Spawn as "the most tragic character I've encountered in any cinematic production." He says it was a challenge to make audiences sympathize with a government assassin who comes back from hell. White had endure two to four hours of make-up work, including a full glued-on bodysuit, yellow contact lenses that irritated his eyes, and a mask that restricted his breathing.[12] He said that his long-time experience with martial arts helped him to endure the uncomfortable prosthetics, giving him "strong will and unbreakable concentration."[8] The makeup for the clown took eight hours to apply at first, but they later got the process down to about four hours. It left him with blisters and callouses on his face and neck. Leguizamo found the heavy prosthetics of his costume for the Clown to be claustrophobic, and the costume lacked any kind of a cooling system so he would sweat excessively. He compared the situation to wearing a full body condom.[13][14]

Spawn was originally green-lit with a budget of $20 million. The scale of the visual effects led New Line to continually increase the project's budget, which grew to $40–45 million — a third of which was spent on the effects. The shooting schedule was only 63 days. To cut production time by a week, Goldman lent $1 million to engage John Grower's Santa Barbara Studios to develop the digitally produced Hell sequences.[9] The visual effects shot count increased from 77 to over , created by 22 companies in the United States, Canada and Japan, requiring 70 people and nearly 11 months to complete. Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) did most of the work, creating 85 shots at a cost of $ million. More than half of the final effects shots were delivered two weeks before the film's debut.[9]

The most difficult sequences to render in the film included the Violator, Spawn's digital cape, and some of Spawn's transformations.[9] Visual effects supervisor 'Spaz' Williams, with his previous experience of creating the T. Rex in Jurassic Park, was responsible for realizing the reptilian Violator. Working with KNB EFX Group over several months they created a small inch reference model, as well as a full size foot model for use in some of the practical shots. The small model was cut up and laser scanned, the data was then used by a team at ILM to create a digital armature of the creature, and to paint and give texture to the digital model. Only then could the character be animated, after which the work had to be converted to regular film stock. Further work was needed to integrate the footage with the rest of the scene, such as matching the lighting and grain of the other footage. The final shot of The Violator was delivered on July 21, [9] A team at ILM supervised by Christopher Hery and Habib Zargarpour modelled, animated and rendered realistic looking robes, glass elements and a computer generated Spawn. Originally intended as one long shot, the scene was later recut and extended.[15]

Differences from the comic[edit]

Terry Fitzgerald, Al Simmons' best friend before his death, is black in the comics. In the film, he is white, portrayed by D. B. Sweeney. Todd McFarlane explained that this change was made by the studio to avoid having too many black leads, as they believed this would give the false impression that film's target audience was the African American demographic.[16][17][18]

In the comics, Al Simmons' murderer was Chapel, a character created by Rob Liefeld for the comic Youngblood, while Jessica Priest, a character created for the film, took Chapel's place in the movie.[19] The comic book's storyline was later retconned so that Jessica Priest was Al Simmons' killer, and Chapel's involvement was forgotten.[20]

Release[edit]

The original cut of Spawn earned an R-rating from the Motion Picture Association of America resulting in the producers toning down the violence in the film to get a PG rating.[10]

Home media[edit]

The film was released on VHS on May 5, in a PG version and an R-rated Director's Cut version. The Director's Cut version included 45 minutes of additional footage, a "Making of Spawn" featurette, an interview with Todd MacFarlane, a music video for "(Can't You) Trip Like I Do" performed by electronica duo The Crystal Method and featuring alternative rock group Filter, and a soundtrack promo.[21] The Director's Cut version was released on DVD on January 9, [22] and on Blu-ray on July 10, [23][24]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

Spawn was released on August 1, It grossed $19,, that opening weekend, ranking it second behind Air Force One. For its second weekend, the film dropped to number three in the box office, reflecting a decreased earnings of % and a gross of $8,,[25] The film grossed $ million in the United States and Canada and $ million internationally, grossing $ million worldwide[5] against a production budget between $40–45 million.[3][4]

Critical response[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes the film has a score of 17% based on reviews from 46 critics. The website's consensus states: "Spawn is an overbearing, over-violent film that adds little to the comic book adaptation genre."[26] On Metacritic it has a score of 34 out of based on reviews from 17 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[27] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on an A+ to F scale.[28]

One of the few positive reviews was from Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times, who awarded the film 3½ out of 4 stars. He wrote that the film's plot was "sappy" and little more than a set-up for some of the most innovative effects of the era, so much that Spawn verged on surrealistic art film. Ebert ended his review with "As a visual experience, Spawn is unforgettable."[29]Gene Siskel, his At the Movies co-host disagreed, and said the film lost him a mere two minutes after its introduction. Ebert praised the hellscape imagery and accused Siskel of being dismissive because of the genre, but having liked Batman, Siskel was unconvinced.[30] David Kaplan of Newsweek called the film "the summer's most spectacular concoction of visual effects and color" but said that those unfamiliar with the comics might find the story difficult to follow.[31]

Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle criticized the weak story, and called the film a visual assault, "is all about style, which will appeal to some viewers and overwhelm most others". Of the cast LaSalle says only John Leguizamo stands out, his "zaniness seems in tune with the action" and he is "lucky enough to have a flashy part".[32] Rita Kempley of The Washington Post calls the film a "muddled revenge fantasy" and criticizes the "nonsensical screenplay" and complains about the "thicket of narrative, punctuated by repetitive action sequences."[33]Todd McCarthy writing for Variety magazine criticized the film for its over-reliance on special effects. He called it "narratively knuckleheaded", and disliked the scatological humor, and found the action sequences numbingly repetitive with "no compensatory narrative or thematic balance". McCarthy expected the younger male target-audience would enjoy the film, but that as the film is "loaded with effects at the expense of character or narrative coherence" it would be a turn-off for other viewers.[4] Laura Miller of Salon.com called Spawn "a witless exercise in reheating leftovers". Miller called the comic character "a rehash of Spiderman"(sic) and the film a poor man's Batman. She declares "This movie sucks" and criticizes the special effects, compounded by the film taking itself too seriously. She is critical of the lack of dramatic structure, calling Spawn "a film helmed by technicians" and concludes that it is a film by "smart people pretending to be stupid".[34]

Michael Jai White is not a fan of the film: "There is no footage of me ever saying that I liked Spawn. I have never said that I thought that was a good movie".[35] John Leguizamo commented on the film: "The thing that Todd McFarlane brought to the comic book industry, which he saved in the early s, was the edge. The darkness, the vulgarity, the violence. I think the movie would have profited for more violence, more vulgarity and being darker. Let it be truer to the comics."[36]

Accolades[edit]

At the Saturn Awards, Spawn was nominated for Best Make-up. The film was also nominated for three Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for Favorite Male Newcomer (Michael Jai White), Favorite Horror Supporting Actor (John Leguizamo) and Favorite Horror Supporting Actress (Theresa Randle).[37] At the Sitges - Catalan International Film Festival, Spawn was nominated for Best Film; the film was also nominated for & won the Best Special Effects award.[38]

In January , Complex magazine listed Spawn at number 2 out of 22, on its list of "The Best Black Superheroes In Movies".[39]

Reboot[edit]

A sequel, tentatively titled Spawn 2, has been in development hell since [40] Producer Don Murphy maintained that he was part of the project in [41] McFarlane stated that the film would have centered primarily on the detective characters Sam and Twitch, with Spawn only as a background character.[24]

In , McFarlane Funding announced development of a new feature film adaptation of the character, titled Spawn, scheduled for release in [42][43] During an interview on the Scott Ferrall show on Sirius radio, McFarlane said: "It's coming out no matter what. Even if I have to produce, direct and finance it myself, it's going to come out."[44]

McFarlane announced on August 23, that he had begun writing the screenplay for a new movie based on the character, saying that "The story has been in my head for 7 or 8 years", that "The movie idea is neither a recap or continuation. It is a standalone story that will be R-rated. Creepy and scary", and that "the tone of this Spawn movie will be for a more older audience. Like the film The Departed."[45] Michael Jai White said in July that he was interested in returning to the role, expressing his support for McFarlane's film.[46] In July , Jamie Foxx said he was "aggressively pursuing" the Spawn reboot.[47] In August , McFarlane discussed his progress with the script, stating that the film would be "more of a horror movie and a thriller movie, not a superhero one".[48]

In February , McFarlane announced he had completed the film's script.[49] In July , Blumhouse Productions confirmed their involvement with the film, while announcing that McFarlane had also signed on to direct the project.[50] The movie was expected to begin production by February [51] In May , it was announced that Jamie Foxx would portray the titular character.[52] In July , it was reported that Jeremy Renner would be starring alongside Foxx as Detective Twitch.[53] On October 25, , the filming start date was delayed to June [54] The film ended up missing its start date. In November , the film restarted development due to the financial success of the R-rated comic book film Joker.[55][56] In December , McFarlane hired an additional writer to help polish the script, before presenting it to a major Hollywood studio.[57][58] In March , McFarlane stated Spawn will go into production sometime in with the intention for him to direct and Jamie Foxx still attached for the lead role.[59][60][61][62] In May , producer Jason Blum stated that "There has been an enormous amount of activity on SpawnBut, suffice to say, it is a very active development."[63] In August , it was revealed that Broken City screenwriter Brian Tucker had been hired to rewrite McFarlane's screenplay.[64]

Soundtrack[edit]

Spawn: The Album was released in July and featured popular rock & metal group of bands at the time including: Metallica, Korn, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Stabbing Westward, Filter, Soul Coughing and Silverchair in collaborations with well-known electronica / techno producers such as The Crystal Method, Roni Size, The Prodigy, DJ Greyboy, Atari Teenage Riot, Moby, Orbital and State.[65][dead link] A similar concept was previously implemented on the rock/hip hop-infused Judgment Nightsoundtrack.[66][67] The album debuted at #7 on the U.S. Billboard and stayed on the chart for 25 weeks.[66] The album is certified Gold for selling over , copies in America.[68]

The US version of the album features different cover art and the bonus track "This Is Not A Dream" by Morphine and Apollo [citation needed] The Australian and Japanese versions, besides the bonus track, feature cover art based on images in Spawn #39 and a marquee of Spawn: In the Demon's Hand.[69][70] The Japanese version contains a third disk with three remixes. The McFarlane Collector's Club made an LP release available to its members, featuring the standard album art and a translucent red vinyl disc. In a 20th Anniversary edition was released with a translucent blue vinyl disc.[71]

"It was a bit rushed," declared The Prodigy's Liam Howlett of their collaboration with Rage Against the Machine. "I did it in three days when I usually need a week."[72] In addition, Moby was originally slated to collaborate with industrial rock band Gravity Kills (titled "Suffocating"). Although he only contributed some samples and keyboard lines to the track, ultimately, he instead chose the final track with Butthole Surfers.[73] The Gravity Kills track would later be leaked online.

Track listing
1."(Can't You) Trip Like I Do"The Crystal Method and FilterThe Crystal Method and Filter
2."Long Hard Road Out of Hell"Marilyn Manson, Twiggy RamirezMarilyn Manson and Sneaker Pimps
3."Satan"Paul Hartnoll, Phil HartnollOrbital and Kirk Hammett
4."Kick the P.A."Korn, The Dust BrothersKorn and The Dust Brothers
5."Tiny Rubberband"Butthole SurfersButthole Surfers and Moby
6."For Whom the Bell Tolls (The Irony of It All)"Cliff Burton, James Hetfield, Lars UlrichMetallica and DJ Spooky
7."Torn Apart"Stabbing Westward, Josh WinkStabbing Westward, Josh Wink
8."Skin Up Pin Up"Paul Draper, Darren PartingtonMansun and State
9."One Man Army"Liam Howlett, Tom MorelloThe Prodigy and Tom Morello
"Spawn"Ben Gillies, Daniel JohnsSilverchair and Vitro
"T-4 Strain"Goldie, Henry RollinsHenry Rollins and Goldie
"Familiar"Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger, Jose Antonio Pasillas II, Alex Katunich, Gavin "DJ Lyfe" Koppel, Andreas StevensIncubus and DJ Greyboy
"No Remorse (I Wanna Die)"Jeff Hanneman, Kerry King, Alec Empire, Tom Araya, Hanin EliasSlayer and Atari Teenage Riot
"A Plane Scraped Its Belly on a Sooty Yellow Moon"Mark de Gli Antoni, Mike Doughty, Yuval Gabay, Roni Size, Sebastian SteinbergSoul Coughing and Roni Size
Total length:

Chart positions[edit]

Legacy[edit]

Spawn is one of the first films to feature an African American actor portraying a major comic book superhero.[6][7][84] Although preceded by other black superhero films such as The Meteor Man (), Spawn was the first to be based on a major comic book. Steel, starring basketball player Shaquille O'Neal based on a DC character, was also released later in the same month as Spawn. Writing in , Barry Hertz of The Globe and Mail was critical of the fact that Michael Jai White was barely seen, and his face hidden by a mask or prosthetics.[85] Unlike Blade () which came later and was promoted based on the popularity of action star Wesley Snipes and happened to be based on a comic, Spawn was promoted based on the popularity of the McFarlane comic. Film critic Scott Mendelson says that Spawn and other films not only paved the way for films such as Black Panther but that success of Black Panther represents a return to the status quo.[86]

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Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has only two requests for his upcoming live-action reboot starring Jeremy Renner and Jamie Foxx. First, the movie must have an R-rating. Second, McFarlane has to be the director. Says McFarlane in an interview with Shoryuken:

I have very few demands for the movie. It has to be rated R, there&#x;s no debate around that. With the story I want to tell, my intent goes back to that Spawn Cloud. I am less concerned about what happens in the movie as long as 'Spawn' is &#x;cool&#x; and &#x;badass.&#x; The last demand is that I am the director. That&#x;s it. Everything else is up for conversation.

McFarlane&#x;s demand for an R-rated superhero movie is valid. After all, you can only go so far with badass in a PG movie, where things are restricted to mild violence and only one or two F-bombs.  In terms of directing, McFarlane may be ruled out by producers due to his lack of experience. But it seems for McFarlane like this is a non-negotiable issue. The original big screen adaptation of Spawn, directed by Mark A.Z. Dippé, was rated PG While those two conditions might be the only must-haves from McFarlane, he&#x;s also prioritizing substantial funds for Spawn. He claimed he can&#x;t just do a cardboard version of the movie, and that Hollywood understands the value of what Spawn can bring to a reasonable budget.

This adaptation has been in the works for years now, but McFarlane thinks the movie will be made sooner rather than later. He sources another movie from last year as the catalyst for his kind of Spawn adaptation &#x; Todd Phillips&#x; Joker, which is also R-rated. "Joker lit the fire, up until now it felt like I was pushing up this bolder on my own," said McFarlane. "But now there are others joining me who know that these stories should be told."

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Todd McFarlane's R-rated Spawn is still "full steam ahead"

Todd McFarlane, the creative force behind Image Comics and the horror superhero Spawn, says the Covid pandemic hasn't slowed the development of the long-awaited, R-rated movie reboot of his most popular character.

Things are "full steam ahead," McFarlane recently confirmed, on his Spawn reboot. But just how close is McFarlane to rolling cameras? In a pandemic, that's very hard to figure out.

What Happened? — On Friday, the pre-taped San Diego Comic-Con panel for Todd McFarlane was released on YouTube. In a one-on-one conversation with panel moderator Jim Viscardi, executive editor of ComicBook.com, the topic of McFarlane's Spawn movie came up towards the end.

As an update, McFarlane confirmed that the movie is proceeding in development, despite complications caused by Covid "I'm telling you it's going full steam ahead," McFarlane said.

There are caveats, however. McFarlane explained that "the business of Hollywood has an ebb and flow" in a pandemic. "They seem to be a little shy about wanting to be public about all of this."

In other words, it's difficult for studios to make official announcements regarding anything. "All I can say is the movie is going full steam ahead. I know I've said it before. I'm telling you, it's full steam ahead."

McFarlane also briefly talked about the unnamed Oscar-winning writer who left the film. McFarlane said that they have someone who is "a grand slam to our movie" taking their place, but did not reveal their identity. "I'm saying that, legitimately, it's happening," McFarlane said.

The McFarlane Universe? — Equally compelling to the update on McFarlane's Spawn reboot are new, unannounced projects that seem to make up an unofficially-named "McFarlane Universe." It's not an official shared universe, but various unnamed, unidentified projects that are coming from "McFarlane's head."

As McFarlane explained, a pandemic has made it very easy to get on the phone with Hollywood elite. "On the TV front, nobody's making TV, so there are writers and directors and producers that normally [we] couldn't get on the phone that we are doing Zoom meetings two, three times a day," he said. "Every idea I've dusted off. Every idea I've had, other ideas from Image. I don't care where they say yes."

McFarlane didn't specify if these multiple television projects are Spawn-related, or adaptations of other Image Comics series, or both. But he did confirm that animation is very enticing in a time of social distancing.

"I'm gonna do a follow-up on Monday with a bunch of kid programs. You can do animation from a distance," he said. "If you can't do a big, $ million action movie, you can still do Pixar. You can do kids' programming, which we may have the early lead when we come out of theaters. So all of it is getting developed. We've assigned some writers to TV projects hopefully we'll be able to announce."

"There May Be a Flood"— In the closing moments of his panel, McFarlane was careful to point out that there are still no guarantees and that plans can change. Which, again, is why he did not make any big announcements regarding the Spawn movies or even the Sam & Twitchseries with Kevin Smith.

"The people we're talking to are big directors and writers. I assume we can get some of them. And we have. And if we get them we can get big actors and this stuff will tumble," he said.

McFarlane continued:

"What I'll also say is we are not the only ones doing this. Everyone in Hollywood has time to develop. Time to make phone calls to people. So there may be a flood. Even though we can all this stuff in development with big names, the people who actually have to say 'yes' and produce when that time comes may get flooded from every angle of every person doing the same thing we are. But I guess it's better that things are going full steam ahead, at least on the buying and development side, than nothing happening."

"I am busier since March than any time in the last five years," McFarlane said. "Which is strange. So good for geekdom. Geekdom is alive and well."

The Inverse Analysis — Longtime Inverse readers may know about Todd McFarlane's Spawn movie, because we've covered it regularly since Over the last four years, we've seen the movie cast Jamie Foxx, cast Jeremy Renner, collaborate with Greg Nicotero, and get backed by Jason Blum's Blumhouse. Then things stalled in , and then a pandemic happened in

But for those not yet clued in, McFarlane has been hard at work, for literal years, on a dark, R-rated reboot of his superhero icon Spawn. The first film, released in , starred Michael Jai White in the title role. While the movie was a box office hit, grossing $ million, it wasn't critically popular and earned poor reviews. A sequel was never produced.

Rather than make a traditional superhero movie, McFarlane strives to make his film a minimalist horror in the style of movies like Jaws and A Quiet Place. (At the same time, McFarlane has pushed back on calling Spawn a horror movie, believing it may confuse audiences.)

Whether Spawn ends up a horror movie or not, fans can expect to see a dark, atmospheric movie unlike any superhero movie before. McFarlane has publicly expressed his wish to keep the budget small, citing the figure $10 million, and wants to direct the movie himself. “Give me $10 million to make a little horror movie and let’s see if we can scare some people," McFarlane said in

There is no release date for Spawn.

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Release: Mar 05, - Author: Mike Lowrey - Translator: Tony Montana - external link: IMDB

Shooting a film based on a comic is no development of this century. Spawn-Creator Todd McFarlane e.g. came up with that idea in He was one of the people who were responsible for a very embarrassing action flick, which is an insult to the franchise. The character Spawn, who's very brutal in the comics, is obviously leashed. Furthermore we've got John Leguizamo as Clown, who's pretty dreadful and annoying, and a Devil who looks like a CGI dog. Generally this flick is free of any suspense or surprises and the showdown in (CGI) hell is the awful highlight. Even for the CGI's ancient. One can just hope that there will be another, better film in the future.

Another aspect for the failure of the film was the studio's decision to edit the Theatrical Version of the movie to get a PG rating (for thematic elements involving the demonic underworld, violence, intense fantasy action and crude humor). As a result of that the Theatrical Version includes almost none of the onscreen violence and some oneliners were also cut. This version wasn't even released in the USA on DVD but for some reason it was released in Germany (with an "FSK 16" rating). It is highly probably that this version is based on the Uncut US Theatrical Cut which was also released in Germany (with an "FSK 18" rating). Undoubted the DC is the harder version because it contains the scenes that were cut for PG and it contains some alternate, more explicit footage as well. A perfect example for the studio's effort to make the film suitable for a younger audience.


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2 additional scenes in the Theatrical Cut
8 extended scenes in the Theatrical Cut
11 additional scenes in the Director's Cut
13 extended scenes in the Director's Cut
33 cuts for censorship
39 scenes with alternate footage


The Director's Cut is sec or approx. 2 min 23 sec longer than the Theatrical Cut.


Compared are the Theatrical Cut (FSK 16 / PG) (DVD by MAWA/VCL) with the Director's Cut (FSK 18 / R-Rated) (DVD by Warner Bros.).

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: Closer shot of Simmons, who falls on the ground while he's burning, in the DC.
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: The camera shot that ends with Simmons, begins earlier in the DC.
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TC: : A dialog is missing in the DC. Zack says to Simmons that he'd already seen worse faces because his father had washed corpses for a living. Simmons thanks him and adds that he could be glad if Zack said so.
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: One of the guys also says: "Hey, how about we get back to that sacrifice-a-virgin idea?"
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: Extended scene of Simmons and the seal.
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: The scene with the news reporter and Terrence is also extended in the DC.
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: The DC shows Spawn's capability to transform. That scene also appears in the TC and believe it or not: the scene is one frame longer in the TC.
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: Clown also says in the DC: "From hell the good hands people."
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: Zac spits out the mouldy sandwich. The image is cropped or zoomed in the TC. One can't see Zac any more.
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: In the TC the father just raises his hand, in the DC he hits Zack.
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: Another sexual hint by Clown: "Well, the evil's been there since you've been soup in your mama's crotch."
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: Clown appears earlier.
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: Shot of Zack, who looks very shocked, in the DC. The next shot of Violator is extended for a couple of frames.
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: Different shot of Clown talking to Spawn. In the Dc he also says: "Gosh, you look like crap!"
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: Clown: "Last one there gets her rotten eggs. Ha ha ha ha! Wynn and Wanda sitting in a tree, s-u-c-k-i-n-g.". The TC shows footage of Spawn hanging at the fence. When Clown leaves and Cogliostro goes to Spawn, both versions are different. Probably because of Clown's singing some sexual stuff in the DC.
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: Same here. In the TC Zack talks to his father about the ambulance. In the DC a medic checks his pulse and puts him in a blanket. That means his father seems to survive in the TC but die in the DC.
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: In the TC Wynn stands in front of Terry and tells him that he was disappointed of him. In the DC he hits him, then a shot of Wanda taking her daughter.
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: This scene is slightly different, too. The main difference is Terry holding his cheek for a longer period in the DC, he does not in the TC.
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Wynn: "You're a very lucky man, Terrence."
Then he points his gun at Terry.
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: In the TC Wanda's eyes are foggy violet, in the DC they aren't.
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: Same here.
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: The TC shows Wynn threating Wanda to slice her throat. The DC shows Wynn, then Wanda with the knife at the throat. Furthermore there's more dialog:
Spawn: "Get away from her."
Wynn: "I can't do that. She wants me."
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: The TC shows Wynn mentioning that they're running out of time. The DC shows him and then Wanda again with the knife in front of her face.
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: Now the shot of Wynn in the TC, a further shot of Cyan's tear-stained face.
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: Here the TC contains more footage. Wynn also says that one couldn't trust anybody any more.
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: Now there's the earlier shot of Wynn in the TC. In the DC Cyan gets up and is heading to the fire.
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Spawn Creator Todd McFarlane Demands His Movie Reboot Be Rated R

Spawn director Todd McFarlane, who also created the original comic book character in , wants his upcoming movie reboot to be rated R.

Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, demanded that his movie reboot be rated R. McFarlane created the comic book character, who first appeared in Spawn is a series about a deceased cop who returns from Hell to carry out whatever the Devil commands. Since then, the character has appeared in different mediums outside of comics, recently appearing as a guest character in Mortal Kombat 11. There was also a Spawn movie that was released in

In addition to the movie, there was also an animated series that aired on HBO. Despite there having been movie and TV adaptations, McFarlane himself has expressed that he wanted to make a a new Spawn movie with no compromises. McFarlane announced a new movie in , and it was officially confirmed in that he would direct it. In , it was announced that Jamie Foxx would play the titular character, and development on the movie started up again in

Related: Jamie Foxx and Spawn Need Each Other

During an interview with Shoryuken, McFarlane shared that he only had two demands. The first was that his Spawn reboot have an R-rating. The second demand was that he direct the reboot himself. McFarlane stated, "I have very few demands for the movie. It has to be rated R, there’s no debate around that. With the story I want to tell, my intent goes back to that Spawn Cloud. I am less concerned about what happens in the movie as long as 'Spawn' is 'cool' and 'badass.'" With that point, it sounds like McFarlane hopes to take the character back to his roots.

McFarlane continued on about his rating requirement, explaining, "I just want to show that there are better and smarter ways to entertain an audience than what they are used to. So much more is possible once you open yourself to Rated R stories." He also spoke of budget issues that could prevent him from telling the Spawn story he wants to tell, saying, "But I can’t just do a cardboard version, I need the budget to do it. Just enough to make it the right way."

An R-rated version of Spawn is definitely an enticing concept and possibly what the gritty origin story of the superhero may need. An R-rating for a superhero movie may have seemed silly a decade ago, but successes of other R-rated comic book stories such as Deadpool and Joker have been proven to do well at the box office. What's more, both were well-received by critics and audiences alike. R-ratings can add new dimensions to the story with fewer limitations. It's no surprise that McFarlane is hoping for the same for his popular comic book character.

Next: Wrong Turn’s Creator Wrote The Spawn Movie

Source: Shoryuken

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