Spawn focuses on elite CIA mercenary Al Simmons, who is killed by his partner and is sent to hell as he was responsible for the death of several innocent people. Simmons makes a deal for his soul with an evil being known as Malebolgia so he could see his wife again. Unfortunately for Simmons, that deal turns him into a demonic creature and gets sent back to Earth. Spawn is a character that possesses superhuman strength and speed, and near immortality. Spawn also has the ability to teleport, shapeshift, and heal.
Spawn debut on the big screen back in 1997 by New Line, starring Michael Jai White as the title character and it ended up making over £87m worldwide on a $40m budget.
Jason Blum released a statement saying:
Having worked with many visionary directors, I think Todd’s unique artistic talents will only add to his role as director of this film.
Also Todd McFarlane will be making his directorial feature debut with the project as he starts to pen the first draft of the screenplay to get the film into production either by the end of the year or early next year.