‘Blade’ Reboot Begins Filming In October In Multiple Locations
The hunt for vampires will finally begin this fall.
The highly anticipated 1998 reboot directed by Wesley Snipes Blade finally arrives in front of the cameras. The film – pushed back from its scheduled start of production in July – will now begin filming in October, according to Production Weekly.
The remake, starring Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali in the lead role, Delroy Lindo and Aaron Pierre, will shoot at Tyler Perry Studios, with locations in Atlanta, New Orleans, Cleveland and Morocco.
This new Blade— directed by Bassam Tariq from a script by Stacy Osei-Kuffour — doesn’t yet have a release window, but is slated to hit theaters next year.
Plot details have been scarce so far, but the core storyline follows Eric Cross Brooks, a half-human, half-vampire Daywalker “who has honed his abilities to hunt down the undead.” Blade spent his long life “seeking to rid the world of vampires like the one who killed his mother”.
The Marvel Comics character Blade, created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan, debuted in The Tomb of Dracula No. 10 back in 1973.
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