Todd McFarlance
Jena Malone, one of the stars of the new film "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys", poses with animator Todd McFarlance (R) at the film's premiere in Los Angeles, June 4, 2002. The film also stars Jodie Foster and is about two Catholic high schoolers who express their pent up rebelliousness by creating a comic book about themselves and their teachers. McFarlane animated the film's comic books sequences. The film opens in the United States June 21. Reuters/Fred Prouser

The script of a new “Spawn” movie has been completed and the production is set to begin this year. Todd McFarlane has finished the script of the movie and is currently refining it.

In an interview with Comic Book , McFarlane confirmed that he has finished the script and that it is currently 183 pages long. He is currently editing the script to condense it, as producers like scripts that are around 120 pages long. McFarlane believes that the final version of the script will be 140 pages long.

McFarlane’s goal is to begin production of the movie in 2016. "I need to get him back up on the big screen again to make him relevant in a big way, which we will do," he said.

The writer also intends to direct the movie himself. One of the reasons why he is revising the script of the movie is to “keep it tight” and “small,” with the hope that the producers will let him direct it.

McFarlane will be presenting the script as “a director’s script” and wants to reach a point where he can “ walk this into Hollywood and start hooking the actors.”

A previously released “Spawn” movie was not a big block buster hit at the Box office, although the movie did reasonably well. McFarlane was given writing credit for the movie, as he was the one who created the character for comic books.

The script of the 1997 movie was written by Alan B. McElroy and Mark A.Z. Dippe. The movie was directed by Dippe, who is known for his work in the visual effects department for movies like “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” and “Jurassic Park.”

It is not clear when “Spawn” can be released in theatres. At the moment, McFarlane wants to generate some fan interest in the movie. “I’m curious to see what happens when we go, ‘Spawn’s back and there’s only one,’ to see if we can get a little stampede, get people interested,” he said about the character’s action figure that he will be releasing in a few years.