The multitalented Jamie Foxx is set to star in Spawn, the Blumhouse film that marks the movie will be directed by debut of Todd McFarlane from his scripted adaptation of his comic book creation.
Foxx will play Al Simmons, a member of a CIA black ops team who is betrayed and goes to in Hell. where he becomes a Hellspawn warrior in exchange for being able to be reunited with his wife. But Spawn finds himself stuck in a demonic creature shell, and that his wife moved on and married his best friend. So this is one pissed-off antihero who attends to dispatching the scum of the city in good and evil battles that encompass Earth, Heaven and Hell.
Foxx approached McFarlane years ago about the project, according to Deadline, and showed interest from the production’s earliest stages.
“Jamie came to my office five years ago, and he had an idea about Spawn and we talked about it,” McFarlane told Deadline. “I never forgot him, and when I was writing this script, you sort of plug people in, and he was my visual guy and I never let go of him. When I got done and my agents and everybody was talking about what actor, I said, I’m going to Jamie first and until he says no I don’t want to think about anyone else because I’ve never had anyone else in my head. Luckily, he hadn’t forgotten either. I said, ‘hey, I’m back to talk about Spawn again, and he was like, let’s do it.’”
A release date hasn’t yet been announced.