Writers’ Strike Puts Stake In Ill-Fated ‘Blade’ Reboot

by Thomas Tuna

Can a vampire be snakebit?

It was only a week ago that the Marvel Studios reboot of 1998’s Blade recruited screenwriter Nic Pizzolatto to finish the oft-delayed script–and now the Writers Guild of America strike has sabotaged that effort, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The remake–now with its reported Sept. 6, 2024 theatrical release in jeopardy–was supposed to start shooting at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta this month. But, according to reports, “time simply ran out” on Pizzolatto completing the screenplay.

When the strike will be resolved–and production can get rolling again on this new Blade–is anyone’s guess, so–as always with this seemingly cursed film–stay tuned.

The remake–directed  by Yann Demange–stars Mahershala Ali as the titular Daywalker, along with Mia Goth, Delroy Lindo, Aaron Pierre and Milan Ray.

This new film 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 writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan–debuted in The Tomb of Dracula No. 10 way back in 1973.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this Blade remake.


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