“The Walking Dead” director and effects specialist Greg Nicotero has been officially tapped for Todd McFarlane’s new Spawn movie, and you can learn more right here!
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 Spawn design for the upcoming McFarlane/Blumhouse Spawn 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.”
Previously McFarlane announced an ensemble of award-winning talent that has signed on to the Spawn 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. He is partnering with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, the producing force behind recent hits Get Out, Split, and The Purge franchise, to develop a feature film around the Spawn comic character created by McFarlane.