The revolving door that is Marvel’s Blade reboot continues to turn.
The much-anticipated remake of the 1998 Wesley Snipes-led horror pic recently hit a major pothole with the defection of director Bassam Tariq, but that chair has now been filled–and a new screenwriter has also been brought on board, according to a report on Deadline.
Yann Demange (’71) will now helm the feature–scheduled to start production in Atlanta early next year for a Sept. 6, 2024 theatrical release–with Michael Starrbury (When They See Us) handling the scripting chores, replacing Stacy Osei-Kuffour. This new screenplay reportedly will be darker than many MCU projects, but perhaps not as graphic as the original Blade.
When cameras finally start rolling, Mahershala Ali will play the titular Daywalker, alongside Delroy Lindo, Aaron Pierre and Milan Ray in undisclosed roles.
This 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 the writer-artist team of Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan–debuted in The Tomb of Dracula No. 10 way back in 1973.
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