New Screenwriter Joins ‘Blade’ Reboot As Filming Start Nears

by Thomas Tuna

Here we go again.

The Marvel Studio remake of the 1998 Wesley Snipes-led Blade has been beset by all kinds of behind-the camera turmoil, and now here comes another change just before shooting is slated to start, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Nic Pizzolatto (True Detective) this week replaced Michael Starrbury as screenwriter of the vampire tale, working off Starrbury’s draft of the script. Director Yann Demange is still in place, and is expected to start filming next month in Atlanta, aiming for a Sept. 6, 2024 theatrical release.

The horror pic stars Mahershala Ali as the titular Daywalker, alongside Mia Goth, Delroy Lindo, Aaron Pierre and Milan Ray.

This new Blade reportedly will 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.”

The Marvel Comics Blade character–created by the celebrated writer-artist team of Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan–made his first appearance in The Tomb of Dracula No. 10 back in 1973.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this Blade reboot.


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