(Courtesy of Image Comics)
Critically acclaimed actor Jamie Foxx (Ray) will be joining producer/director Todd McFarlane in Blumhouse’s highly anticipated adaptation of Spawn. Check out why we’re so excited for the upcoming live-action version of the popular Image Comics title!
As we previously mentioned, Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, responsible for the Oscar winning Get Out and M. Night Shyamalan’s blockbuster Split, are developing McFarlane’s directorial debut. Back to basics, Spawn will be a low-budget horror and will be R-Rated, much like in the veins of Logan and Deadpool.
We have 5 reasons why we love Jamie Foxx as Todd McFarlane’s undead superhero:
5) He Always Delivers!
The Spawn director himself (pictured above) states, “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,”
4) He’s A Badass!
The Image Comics entrepreneur adds, “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.’”
3) Best Movie Ever!
My personal favorite of Foxx’s works is Collateral. Not only did Foxx deliver the pulpy and witty dialogue as Michael Mann’s reluctant hero, he embodied the the everyman caught in an extraordinary situation. His charisma matched Tom Cruise’s on-screen charm, which is one helluva tough thing to do!
2) The List Continues!
I’m a huge fan of Django Unchained, Ray, The Kingdom, Baby Driver, Any Given Sunday, Dreamgirls, and White House Down. The list continues!
1) Among Legends!
Michael Jai White played Al Simmons in the previous live-action version and Keith David was the voice of Spawn in the HBO’s animated adaptation. I can’t wait to see Foxx’s own personal spin on the popular comic book character.
Todd McFarlane’s Spawn is currently in production.
By Jorge Solis