The new Daywalker is getting ready to “stake” his claim.
The Marvel Studios reboot of the Wesley Snipes 1998 fan-favorite Blade is inching closer to the starting gate. Word leaked this week, as reported by cbr.com, that the much-anticipated film is now in “active development” and will start shooting at Trilith Studios in Atlanta in late summer 2022. Check out the Twitter post on this page.
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This welcome news comes on the heels of the report last week–seen here in Horror News Network–that Delroy Lindo has joined the cast (in an undisclosed role), working alongside star Mahershala Ali. The reboot is being directed by Bassam Tariq from a screenplay by Stacy Osei-Kuffour, with Kevin Feige on board as producer.
In addition, fans finally have a synopsis to sink their teeth into. The new film–expected to debut sometime in 2023–follows Daywalker Eric Brooks, “a half-human, half-vampire, who has honed his abilities to hunt down the undead who have long terrorized mankind.”
Brooks, “a human-vampire hybrid since his tragic birth,” has spent his long life “seeking to rid the world of vampires like the one that killed his mother. Over the years, he has mastered his own style of fighting monsters of all kinds.”
The first Snipes-led Blade feature film was directed by Stephen Norrington from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. That success spawned Blade II–from director Guillermo del Toro and screenwriter Goyer–and Blade: Trinity–written and directed by Goyer.
Keep reading Horror News Network for additional updates on the new Blade.