Jamie Foxx Cast as Spawn

 Photo from Todd McFarlane's official Facebook page

Photo from Todd McFarlane's official Facebook page

Jamie Foxx has been cast in the title role of the upcoming Spawn film, produced by Blumhouse and written and directed by the character's creator and Image comic co-founder, Todd McFarlane. Originally debuting on the big screen in 1997 and starring Michael Jai White, the Spawn character is a mercenary-turned-hellspawned-soldier, who returns to earth to protect his family. 

The remake is pitched as less a superhero film and more a "supernatural thriller", however the presumably R-rated film does not have an estimated release date yet. T

he move is an interesting one, since last year in an interview with AZCentral.com McFarlane stated that "Spawn doesn't say a word the entire movie, and it's the same way with Jaws," he said, instead "It's about the sheriff and the people, chasing the ghost." Why cast an well-known actor with such great chops for a character that won't say a word? Who knows, but it's refreshing to see the comic book's creator so heavily involved in the project.