Jamie Foxx 'Aggressively Pursuing' Spawn Reboot
SlashFilm reports that Jamie Foxx is "aggressively pursuing" a Spawn reboot, with support from comic book creator Todd McFarlane backing up his pursuit.
Like most of the nerd-gasm news to surface of late, Foxx first publicly expressed interest in the film at Comic-Con, though McFarlane hinted at Foxx's involvement back in February. In an interview with MTV, he said:
I have a guy waiting in the sidelines, an Academy Award-winning actor. Every three weeks he’s on the phone going, ‘Todd, where’s the script? Todd, where’s the script?’ I can’t say who it is.
Of course, McFarlane was referring to Foxx's turn as Ray Charles in Ray, a role that garnered him the Oscar.
Spawn is a title that could actually use an update. The mid-90s version wasn't well-received, and watered down a lot of the grit and violence of the comic book to obtain a PG-13 rating. McFarlane wants to restore those elements and produce a serious film based on his creation, and working alongside Foxx as both actor and producer will certainly help him keep this vision.
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