Looks like the Daywalker can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel.
The much-talked-about Blade reboot will start principal photography on a very historic date, according to a report on Production List. The Fourth of July, to be exact. It also was reported that filming will take place in both Atlanta and New Orleans.
Little is know about the storyline at this point, but director Bassam Tariq and screenwriter Stacy Osei-Kuffour have been in place for some time now. The remake will star Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in the title role, along with Delroy Lindo and Aaron Pierre.
The new Blade–without an exact release date yet, but expected to debut sometime next year–follows Daywalker 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 synopsis.
Brooks–a “human-vampire hybrid since his tragic birth”–has spent his long life “seeking to rid the world of vampires like the one who killed his mother. Over the years, he has mastered his own style of fighting monsters of all kinds.”
The original 1998 Blade–starring Wesley Snipes–was directed by Stephen Norrington from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, and led to Blade II and Blade: Trinity.
The Marvel Comics Blade character was created in 1973, when writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan wanted to add to the cast of their award-winning Tomb of Dracula.
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