Jamie Foxx Signs on to Spawn Film

Photo: Blumhouse

The May 29 edition of Deadline reported that Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx has joined the film version of Todd McFarlane’s Spawn.

According to the report, Foxx will play double-crossed black ops assassin Al Simmons, who becomes the Hellspawn after his betrayal and death. 

McFarlane will script and direct the film for Blumhouse.

From Image Comics:

In an exclusive scoop, Deadline broke the news that Jamie Foxx is set to play the titular character in Todd McFarlane’s forthcoming Blumhouse Productions adaptation of Spawn.

This newest adaptation—a gritty, R-rated reimagining—marks Image President, co-founder and Spawn creator, Todd McFarlane’s film directorial debut. McFarlane, an Emmy/Grammy-winning producer/director, is also on board as screenwriter and co-producer with Blumhouse. 

“There are five or six moments where I’m going to need things from my actors, and a couple of them have to come from Jamie, and I’ve seen him deliver them onscreen,” said McFarlane. “He gets into a zone, with body language and a look that basically will say way more than anything I could type on a piece of paper, and this movie is going to need those moments. And in the odd moment where he has to deliver a line that’s short, curt, and has impact, he can do it in a way that makes you go, ‘Whoa, I don’t want to mess with that guy. What a badass.'”

Spawn sold an unprecedented 1.7 million copies at the time it was released and is one of the world’s best-selling and longest-running monthly comic books, with hundreds of millions sold worldwide in more than 120 countries, and 15 different languages. 
The comic became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a New Line Cinema feature film that grossed more than $100 million. McFarlane went on to direct and produce award-winning and critically acclaimed projects for top movie studios and record labels.

For a list of tie-in Spawn titles from Image Comics, see below or check out our Edelweiss+ catalog here.

Title ISBN Publication Date
Medieval Spawn/Witchblade Volume 1 9781534308435 10/2/2018
Spawn: Origins Volume 1 (New Printing) 9781534309210 8/7/2018
Spawn: Origins Book 1 9781607061533 3/30/2010
Spawn: Origins Book 2 9781607062288 11/2/2010
Spawn: Origins Book 3 9781607062370 3/8/2011
Spawn: Origins Book 4 9781607064374 9/27/2011
Spawn: Origins Book 5 9781607062431 1/3/2012
Spawn: Origins Book 6 9781607065302 5/1/2012
Spawn: Origins Book 7 9781607065869 9/18/2012
Spawn: Origins Volume 1 9781607060710 5/19/2009
Spawn: Origins Volume 2 9781607064893 11/15/2011
Spawn: Origins Volume 3 9781607061199 12/15/2009
Spawn: Origins Volume 4 9781607061205 1/26/2010
Spawn: Origins Volume 5 9781607062240 5/25/2010
Spawn: Origins Volume 6 9781607062257 7/27/2010
Spawn: Origins Volume 7 9781607062264 9/28/2010
Spawn: Origins Volume 8 9781607066750 4/9/2013
Spawn: Origins Volume 8 9781607062301 11/23/2010
Spawn: Origins Volume 9 9781607067764 9/10/2013
Spawn: Origins Volume 9 9781607062363 2/1/2011
Spawn: Origins Volume 10 9781607062387 4/5/2011
Spawn: Origins Volume 11 9781607062394 6/28/2011
Spawn: Origins Volume 12 9781607064435 10/11/2011
Spawn: Origins Volume 13 9781607064459 1/10/2012
Spawn: Origins Volume 14 9781607065197 3/27/2012
Spawn: Origins Volume 15 9781607065678 7/3/2012
Spawn: Origins Volume 16 9781607065999 10/9/2012
Spawn: Origins Volume 17 9781607066637 2/5/2013
Spawn: Origins Volume 18 9781607066880 5/28/2013
Spawn: Origins Volume 19 9781607067962 10/8/2013
Spawn: Origins Volume 20 9781607068624 3/4/2014
SPAWN  9781582406862 3/1/2007
Spawn Armageddon Collection 9781582408378 11/13/2007
Spawn Collection Volume 2 9781582406107 10/24/2006
Spawn Collection Volume 3 9781582406817 4/17/2007
Spawn Collection Volume 6 9781582408767 10/7/2008
Spawn Compendium Volume 1 9781607064992 6/12/2012
Spawn Curse Of The Spawn Volume 1 9781582400969 7/11/1999
Spawn Manga Collection 9781582406589 11/7/2006
Spawn Manga Volume 3 9781582405766 4/11/2006
Spawn Neo Noir 9781582409818 12/23/2008
SPAWN ORIGINS COLL             9781607061526 11/1/2009
Spawn Vault Edition 9781534303621 8/15/2017
Spawn Volume 2: Endgame Part 2 9781607061212 4/20/2010
Spawn: Book Of The Dead 9781607061496 9/29/2009
Spawn: Book Of The Dead (Toy Edition) 9781607060369 12/9/2008
Spawn: Endgame Collection 9781607062356 1/25/2011
Spawn: Hell on Earth 9781534304468 10/24/2017
Spawn: New Beginnings Volume 1 9781607062233 8/2/2011
Spawn: New Beginnings Volume 2 9781607065005 3/27/2012
Spawn: Origins Collection Book 10 9781632159069 10/18/2016
Spawn: Origins Collection Deluxe Edition Volume 4 9781607068242 12/10/2013
Spawn: Origins Deluxe Edition 1 9781607061519 6/15/2010
Spawn: Origins Deluxe Edition 3 9781607064350 12/4/2012
Spawn: Origins Deluxe Edition S/N 3 9781607064367 12/4/2012
Spawn: Resurrection Volume 1 9781632155634 12/8/2015
Spawn: Satan Saga Wars 9781632158079 6/28/2016
Spawn: The Armageddon Collection Part 1 9781582406671 11/28/2006
Spawn: The Undead 9781582409399 7/15/2008
The Best Of Curse Of The Spawn 9781582406169 8/29/2006

The Walking Dead Volume 29 The Walking Dead Volume 29
Image Comics
Recent events have thrown Alexandria into turmoil, and now Rick, Dwight, Eugene and Negan all have something to prove. >>
Monstress Volume 3 Monstress Volume 3
Image Comics
Maika has spent most of her life learning how to fight, but how will she fare when the only way to save her life...is to make friends? >>
Descender Volume 6: The Machine War Descender Volume 6: The Machine War
Image Comics
Recent events have thrown Alexandria into turmoil, and now Rick, Dwight, Eugene and Negan all have something to prove. >>
I Hate Fairyland Volume 4: Sadly Never After I Hate Fairyland Volume 4: Sadly Never After
Image Comics
Recent events have thrown Alexandria into turmoil, and now Rick, Dwight, Eugene and Negan all have something to prove. >>
Sheets Sheets
Lion Forge
Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. Wendell is a ghost. When their worlds collide, Marjorie is confronted by unexplainable disasters as Wendell transforms Glatt's Laundry into his midnight playground. >>
Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Armory Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Armory
Outfit yourself with only the best supplies for interstellar adventure with the hardcover Starfinder Armory! Within this directory of futuristic equipment, you’ll find tons of adventuring gear for the Starfinder Roleplaying Game, from weapons, armor, and augmentations to technological items, magic items, vehicles, and more! >>
Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting
Green Ronin Publishing
Until now, the wondrous and dangerous lands of Tal'Dorei have been the sole stomping grounds of the show's adventuring company, Vox Machina. But now, you can explore these realms in a tome from the pen of Game Master Matt Mercer himself! >>
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 48 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 48
Gemstone Publishing
Leading off the 48th edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, former DC Comics President and Publisher Paul Levitz highlights the legacy of Action Comics #1 on its 80th anniversary. >>
Persona 4 Volume 7 Persona 4 Volume 7
Udon Entertainment
The Midnight Channel returns! Does this mean the authorities haven’t caught the TRUE killer? Plus, famed detective Naoto Shirogame becomes the latest teen forced to come face to face with his own Shadow. >>
Yokai Girls Volume 4 Yokai Girls Volume 4
Ghost Ship
When you're at the peak of your powers, there's only one way to go. The question becomes – how many people are you willing to drag down with you? >>