Jamie Foxx confirmed to play Spawn in Todd McFarlane's big screen adaptation of comic book

PTI

May 30, 2018 11:01:04 IST

Los Angeles: Actor Jamie Foxx is all set to star in the Spawn film from Blumhouse Productions.

The 50-year-old actor will play the titular character which was created by Todd McFarlane and first appeared in comics in 1992.

Jamie Foxx confirmed to play Spawn in Todd McFarlanes big screen adaptation of comic book

Jamie Foxx (L); Spawn (R). Image via Twitter

The character is a human-turned-Hellspawn who possesses superhuman strength and speed, and near immortality. Spawn also has the ability to teleport, shapeshift, and heal.

The comic series follows Al Francis, a US Marine, working for a CIA black ops unit who is killed in battle and sent to hell for his war crimes. After selling his soul to a demon in exchange for being allowed to see his wife again, Francis is transformed into a demonic warrior, Spawn, and he fights to regain his mind and control of his destiny, while being torn between both good and evil destinies.

McFarlane will write and direct the project. He will also produce the film alongside Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum, reported Deadline.

This will be the second Spawn film, following the 1997 adaptation starring Michael Jai White in the title role.

Updated Date: May 30, 2018 11:01:04 IST