The new film adaptation of “Spawn” has another update, thanks to creator Todd McFarlane. The comic book scribe revealed recently that a new writer has come on board for the project to polish the script for the upcoming reboot.

IGN reported that McFarlane confirmed the “Spawn” reboot film is still in the works and hopes to release it when it’s all done. Speaking to BeTeriffic, the comic book legend said, "Right now it's being polished by another writer-director from the script that we handed him."

While McFarlane hasn’t revealed who the new director is, he did share, "He's supposed to be done with it here in a few weeks, and then once we sort of go back and forth and tighten it up a little bit, then we're going into Hollywood and we're gonna get a yes or no.”

As to whether the film is coming out, the comic book icon is confident audiences will get to see “Spawn” on the big screen again. "It's not an 'if,' it's a 'when.' I just think that it would be better for the process if we could attach one of the studios in advance, and then go put it out. Because then we'd be able to make an announcement of the release date, and a couple of things that matter to the fans, knowing that it's coming instead of making it and then trying to get the release date later," he explained.

McFarlane commented that it'll be up to Hollywood studios if they want to be invested in making another film based on his comic book character. “Here's what I can tell you: I have people with money on the sidelines. There are people that are gonna help me make this movie. The question is, do we go into Hollywood, make a deal with Hollywood, go and make the production, and then come back? Or do I take the outside money, go make it, and then come back to Hollywood?” he said.

Since there is no clear release date planned for the“Spawn” reboot, it will be a while before we see the demon antihero on our screens again.

Fans can watch the full interview with McFarlane here.

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Philip Tan and Todd McFarlane during 2006 New York Comic-Con - Day 1 at Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Duffy-Marie Arnoult/WireImage