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Jamie Foxx's New Netflix Movie Is Being Compared To John Wick Meets Blade

Jamie Foxx's New Netflix Movie Is Being Compared To John Wick Meets Blade

The Training Day star promises fans are in for one hell of a ride with the vampire flick

Jamie Foxx's new Netflix film is being called a mash-up of Blade and John Wick. Have a look for yourself:

Day Shift is set to hit Netflix this summer and stars Foxx as Bud Jablonski, a dad who cleans pools by day and hunts blood-thirsty vampires by night.

A synopsis for the film says: "Jamie Foxx stars as a hard working blue collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted daughter, but his mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income, hunting and killing vampires as part of an international Union of vampire hunters."

The streaming site released a teaser this week, with some clips from the film, as well as sneak peek behind the scenes.

But while we won't get a chance to see it until 12 August, it's already being compared to two iconic action movies.

And it's not hard to see why really.

Day Shift is being compared to Blade and John Wick.

Blade was an absolute gore-fest, with Wesley Snipes's character hunting down a legion of evil bloodsuckers... all of whom come to a pretty sticky ending.

While the comparisons to the Keanu Reeves trilogy are probably down to the fact it's directed by J.J. Perry.

Having previously made a name for himself as a stuntman, Perry worked on the first two movies in the John Wick series.

Speaking about the upcoming film, Foxx promised something exciting.

He said: "We’re making something that you’ve never seen before. It’s fun – and the stuff that you see is amazing, and it’s practical.

"We way J.J. uses all of his stuntwomen and men is brilliant so I cannot wait for people to get a dose of this."

But while Blade continues to this day to be a classic of the genre, some have questioned why it was given an 18 rating at the time.

ComicBook writer Adam Barnhardt recently shared a few clips from the Blade films and pointed out how much more accustomed to on-screen violence audiences have become since 1998.

The clips show Blade stabbing a vampire in the heart, causing them to crumble to dust, and behead another with blood spraying all over the screen.

Upon its original release, it was rated 'R' in the US and '18' in the UK.

For audiences in 1998, this meant no children were allowed to watch the movie, but as Barnhardt notes, if you take out most of the bloodshed it's really not all that much worse than standard fare for today's Marvel movies.

He argued that the violence that once carried an R rating is 'entirely PG-13 by today's standards' and it's hard to argue the point.

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Topics: Jamie Foxx, US News, Netflix