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

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