Greg Nicotero, award-winning executive producer, director, and makeup special effects creator for The Walking Dead, joined the team for Todd McFarlane’s upcoming Blumhouse Productions SPAWN movie.

The film, starring Jamie Foxx and Jeremy Renner, is the latest adaptation of McFarlane’s original comic book character. Spawn has already been made into an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a film in 1997, which Nicotero worked on as part of the makeup department.

This adaptation will be “a gritty, R-rated reimagining,” with Nicotero and his company, KNB EFX, creating the look and design of the new Spawn.

“I’m a long-time fan of Greg’s work and the projects his company, KNB have done throughout the years,” says 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.”

The film does not have a release date yet, but it will mark McFarlane’s film directorial debut.

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Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley is a senior editor at The Pop Insider, The Toy Insider, and The Toy Book. She covers all things toys and fandom, and has appeared on Cheddar and a variety of regional news networks to talk about the latest trends in both. She is a movie score enthusiast, mediocre knitter, proud Syracuse alumna, and Marvel lover. You can usually find her at the movies or hanging out at home with her super-pup, Parker.