Scott Silver, Malcolm Spellman and Matthew Mixon are teaming up to write the Blumhouse-produced Spawn movie starring Jamie Foxx.
Scott Silver is one of the writers behind the Todd Phillips-directed Joker movie while Malcolm Spellman is best known for his work as the head writer of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier as well as the upcoming Captain America: New World Order. Meanwhile, Matthew Mixon is an up-and-coming writer in Hollywood who previously helmed the music doc Yesterday Was Everything. A previous draft of the Spawn script was written by the character’s creator Todd McFarlane.
Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx is on board as Spawn, following in the footsteps of Michael Jai White, who played the character in 1997. Marvel star Jeremy Renner was at one point attached to play a classic Spawn character known as Maximilian “Twitch” Williams, a detective in the New York Police Department’s Homicide division, but his involvement will now depend on the new script by Scott Silver, Malcolm Spellman and Matthew Mixon.
The Joker Effect on Spawn
Jamie Foxx compared the upcoming Spawn reboot to the Joker movie back in August 2022, long before the two films shared a writer. “It starts in a way that’s so cool, and it’s not big budgeted. It’s sort of like how when they did Joker. The Joker yes is here, but the story about this man who is on fire is the same with what we’re doing with this,” Foxx said at the time.
Here is the synopsis for the 1997 Spawn film:
How can you fight for right in a world so steeped in evil? How can you protect those you love most from all that can do them harm? A man trapped between life and death is struggling to save the lives of his most beloved as the cloak and chains of Spawn explode onto the screen in a deadly tornado of untapped, unwrapped, merciless power.
Directed by Mark A.Z. Dippe and co-written by Alan B. McElroy, Spawn starred Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo, Martin Sheen, Theresa Randle, Nicol Williamson, and D. B. Sweeney.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter