‘Blade’ Gets Working Title, Summer Production Start

by Thomas Tuna

The new Daywalker will finally get in front of the cameras.

Blade–the much-discussed reboot of the Wesley Snipes-led film trilogy of the late 1990s–now has a working title and a start window for filming, according to The Cosmic Circus.

The Marvel Studios film–which does not yet have a confirmed release date–is expected to start principal photography this July in the Atlanta area under the working title of Perfect Imprints.

The remake–directed by Bassam Tariq from a screenplay by Stacy Osei-Kuffour–stars Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in the title role, along with Delroy Lindo and Aaron Pierre in as-yet-unknown roles.

The storyline follows Eric Brooks, “a half-human, half-vampire who has honed his abilities to hunt down the undead who have long terrorized mankind,” according to the logline.

The Marvel Comics Blade character was created back in 1973, when writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan wanted to add to the cast of their award-winning Tomb of Dracula comic. And so, the Daywalker was born.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on the new Blade.


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