The upcoming Spawn reboot is one of the more interesting comic book films coming since most of the money is going to the project and not the creators or the actors. While no major updates have been made, aside from the fact that it could start production next year, creator Todd McFarlane did reveal an interesting tidbit. Apparently, the film will be set in New York, but it won't actually be shot there to save money.
McFarlane told Comic Book that they don't have a big budget, so they will be stretching it as much as they can. The comic creator stated that the film will take place in the grimier parts of the city and that means we won't have to see any of the famous landmarks that make New York famous. He did say that some exterior shots will be made in New York to make it a bit convincing, but the actual filming won't take place there.
According to McFarlane, the more they save money, the studio will be able to use it to do more CGI or get a big name actor. It's definitely a smart way to make a movie on the cheap, so fans can only hope that it pays off. Given how successful R-rated movies like Deadpool and Logan have been, this film could replicate their success.
Spawn might be shooting next year, though no major casting choices have been made.