The Daywalker’s long wait is almost over.
The oft-delayed remake of the 1998 Wesley Snipes-led Blade now has a target date for start of filming–and this news comes from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
New director Yann Demange (Lovecraft Country) is readying his cameras and cast in Atlanta right now, Feige told Entertainment Weekly, and “it’s going well,” he said. “Cameras will roll in the next 10 weeks or so.”
The vampire pic–slated for a Sept. 6, 2024 theatrical release–is being scripted by Michael Starrbury (When They See Us) and stars Mahershala Ali in the title role, Delroy Lindo, Aaron Pierre and Milan Ray.
The remake is expected to follow Eric Cross (aka Blade)–a half-human, half-vampire hybrid–who has spent his long life “seeking to rid the world of vampires like the one who killed his mother,” according to the logline.
The Marvel Comics Blade character–created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan (aided admirably by inker Tom Palmer)–debuted in the award-winning The Tomb of Dracula No. 10 way back in 1973.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on this remake of Blade.