Production On ‘Blade’ Reboot Starting Early Next Year?

by Thomas Tuna

The messy saga of Marvel’s Blade remake continues.

Just last week, it was reported that director Bassam Tariq had left the much-delayed project–leaving it in disarray–and now some sources say all may not be lost and the film may start shooting early next year.

Sources tell The Direct that filming will either kick off in January 2023 or a bit later, perhaps in the spring. Marvel Studios has not–as of this writing–confirmed these reports. In addition, no word has surfaced about the reported release date of Nov. 3, 2023. So, as always, stay tuned.

When (and if) all the kinks are worked out–and a new director is in place–the remake of the 1998 Wesley Snipes-led flick will star Mahershala Ali in the title role, along with Delroy Lindo, Aaron Pierre and Milan Ray. The film’s screenplay is from Stacy Osei-Kuffour.

The reboot is expected to follow Eric Cross (aka Blade)–a half-human, half-vampire hybrid–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 the acclaimed 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 the next update on this ill-fated remake of Blade.


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