"Spawn" creator Todd McFarlane is writing the screenplay and will make his directorial debut with the low-budget horror project. "Spawn" told of a black ops agent who is betrayed and killed, his soul sent to Hell for all the innocents he had killed. While there, he makes a deal with a demon who allows him to return to the earthly plane and his wife. However, five years have now passed and his wife has moved while he is a disfigured and super-powered spawn of Hell. The comic was adapted into a New Line horror action movie that starred Michael Jai White, as well as an HBO cartoon series in the late 1990s.