Director/writer Michael Paris released a fan film recently based on Todd McFarlane’s character Spawn and it’s pretty damn awesome.
Spawn: The Recall is a 8 minutes length short film, which is inspired by the original comic book. It follows a boy and his mother as they decide to go grocery shopping, but something is not quite right with these two. Spawn has to show up and help them fight against evil forces. Here’s the synopsis for the fan film.
Spawn: The Recall is the story of a former witch and her son, who try to live a normal life away from the darkness. While they’re shopping in a supermarket, the child suddenly disappears. She starts looking for him, freaked out knowing evil forces are still lurking. A security guard comes to her help but while they are checking on the surveillance cameras, something happens. She can sense it, they are here…
This is very well done and you can tell is was done with love and care. Michael Paris seems like he is a huge fan of Spawn and it shows. Paris was able to shoot the film in only a couple days, but he notes post production was 2 years, as he added the special effects.
The only Spawn movie to hit the big screens was the one made in 1997 starring Michael Jai White. Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has been working to get a new Spawn film made ever since. Although I am a fan of the 1997 film, the CGI has not stood the test of time. CGI technology has come a LONG way since the 90’s. It will be nice to see Spawn back on the big screen eventually, but until then Spawn: Recall will definitely satisfy fans.