The vampire hunt will finally begin this fall.
The highly anticipated reboot of the 1998 Wesley Snipes-led Blade is finally getting before the cameras. The film–pushed back from its expected production start of this July–will now start shooting in October, according to Production Weekly.
The remake–starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in the titular role, Delroy Lindo and Aaron Pierre–will film at Tyler Perry Studios–with locations in Atlanta, New Orleans, Cleveland and Morocco.
This new Blade–directed by Bassam Tariq from a screenplay by Stacy Osei-Kuffour–does not yet have a release window, but is expected to hit theaters sometime next year.
Plot details have been scarce so far, but the basic storyline follows Eric Cross Brooks, a half-human, half-vampire Daywalker “who has honed his abilities to hunt down the undead.” Blade has spent his long life “seeking to rid the world of vampires like the one who killed his mother.”
The Marvel Comics Blade character–created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan–debuted in The Tomb of Dracula No. 10 back in 1973.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on this Blade reboot.