Jamie Foxx is a father, with a job and a passion. His job: cleaning swimming pools. His passion: killing vampires. That’s the premise for Netflix’s upcoming action comedy day shiftwhere Foxx plays an LA dad who hunts the undead creatures of the night when he’s not caring for his daughter or maintaining pools in the San Fernando Valley.
Netflix gave fans a first look at the film with a behind-the-scenes look at its Geeked Week presentation on Tuesday. In the teaser, Jamie Foxx talks about his character and we see a lot of vampire-killing action.
day shift is the feature film debut of director JJ Perry, a longtime stuntman and second unit director in Hollywood known for his work on warrior† Twins Man, the John Wick and Fast and Furious series, and countless other action movies and TV shows. The film has a screenplay by Tyler Tice (whose original day shift script won the 2017 Slamdance Screenplay Competition) and Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead† John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum), and co-stars Natasha Liu Bordizzo (who will play Sabine Wren in Ahsoka), Snoop Dogg, Dave Franco and Scott Adkins.
day shift is one of Polygon’s 20 movies we’re looking forward to this summer, but we’ll have to wait a little longer for the first full trailer. day shift arrives on Netflix August 12.