Spawn: it looks like Jamie Foxx has quit the new movie

Spawn (1997)
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The Spawn movie looks like it’s hit another sizeable problem.

The arduous journey back to the big screen for Spawn appears to have taken another turn. The new film is being directly developed by the creator of the character, Todd McFarlane. And for over a decade now, he’s been trying to get a movie reboot to the screen.

The plan has been to keep things low budget to allow an R-rating and genuine creative control. McFarlane has been wanting to direct the movie himself, and offer time, has kept the fanbase for it up to date with the slow developments.

But just as it started to look like things were moving forward, McFarlane has given an interview to Shoryuken, where he reveals another setback.

“Last week I got some discouraging news”, he said. “We had an Academy Award-winning guy who was going to do the movie with us, but he fell off. We had people willing to fund the movie as long as we had this guy attached but schedules were conflicting, and things had to change. That’s how close we are to getting this thing off the ground”.

Given that the only Academy Award-winning guy who was known to be attached to the project was Jamie Foxx, it’s a fair bet that he’s now departed the movie. He doesn’t mention Foxx overtly, but it’s hard to think who else it could be.

Which all appears to leave the film back in some kind of limbo (although at least if it was schedule conflicts that were to blame, that suggests there’s a timescale in mind). We’ll keep you posted as we hear more…

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