Actor Jaime Foxx is making headlines as Todd McFarlane’s choice to play the lead role in the new Spawn film. The news was announced in an exclusive article on Deadline earlier this week. McFarlane will be directing this new adaptation of the film himself. In addition, he’ll be working as both screenwriter and co-producer in conjunction with Blumhouse Production.
When initially released in 1992, SPAWN the comic book was an immediate hit, selling a never-before-seen 1.7 million copies. It’s currently one of the world’s longest-running monthly comics and is sold world-wide. The comic was adapted for the big screen in 1997, grossing almost $20 million during its opening weekend. In 2007, the comic was turned into an animated series that aired on HBO.
Having become a pop-culture icon ever since it first hit comic store shelves, this new reboot has fans everywhere drooling in anticipation.