The long-awaited Spawn reboot led by Jamie Foxx is moving forward with a new trio of writers.
The Blumhouse project which is based on Todd McFarlane’s comic book character has added Scott Silver, Malcolm Spellman, and rising scribe Matt Mixon to the team.
The trio will be coming on to develop a script for the film that will serve as a reboot that follows 1997’s Spawn starring Michael Jai White.
In the comics, Spawn is a former black-ops agent who makes a deal with a demon after being betrayed and killed. The demon allows him to return to Earth, but when he returns, five years have passed, his wife has moved on and he roams Earth as a disfigured spawn of hell.
The Spawn reboot has been in the works since 2017. Jamie Foxx remains attached to star as the antihero, who was first introduced in the comics in 1992, with McFarlane among the film’s producers.
Spawn was a launch title for Image Comics, the artist-founded publisher that is home to titles such as The Walking Dead and where McFarlane remains CEO. The original Spawn No. 1 sold 1.7 million issues and the character has launched games, an animated HBO show and a 1997 New Line movie starring Michael Jai White. McFarlane has kept the character a priority at Image, launching multiple titles over the past year.
While Foxx remains attached to star, Jeremy Renner, who was previously attached, his involvement in the Spawn reboot is undetermined as of late.