Remember that Spawn film reboot that’s set to take place. Well, it comes to light that the production has found the star set to portray the hellbound anti-hero. Actor Jamie Foxx.
Foxx will play the titular character in the coming reboot film. It is also a big deal considering the new film will also mark Spawn creator Todd McFarlane’s directorial debut.
Foxx had this to say about the news:
A few years back I flew out to Arizona to meet the man behind one of the most incredible comic book characters in the universe… Todd McFarlane. He was taken aback when I told him with the enthusiasm of a young child that more than anything I wanted to put my name in the hat to embody his beloved character Spawn…. I told him no one would work harder than me if given the opportunity… well… the opportunity is here!! I’m humbled and ready to transform… and to top things off the young Jason Blum is lending his brilliance to the project! Time to be great!!!! #Spawn.”
Todd also was involved in writing the script, which seems was at this stage that he had Foxx pegged as the lead:
Jamie came to my office five years ago, and he had an idea about Spawn and we talked about it. 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.’
The movie will be produced by Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions and is set to be rated a ‘hard’ R.
More as things develop.
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