Between 1998 and 2004, the trilogy ‘blade‘ raised for New Line Cinema little more than US$ 400 million at the global box office.
That’s a pretty satisfying amount, considering the films were rated 18+.
At that time, comic book adaptations weren’t that popular either, but the trilogy was so well received that the protagonist Wesley Snipes believed that new films would be produced.
In an interview for the comic bookthe star revealed that he and his team worked out two alternative scripts for a 4th movie, which were reused in other projects.
Asked about the matter, he said:
“To be honest, we wrote two scripts. They are two versions of a story that would fit well into the universe created throughout the trilogy. So I have two Blade assassins.”
snipes added that he doesn’t remember using any other characters from the Marvel in the script, as the film was something he and his team did on their own.
In addition, the actor says he has never approached Kevin Feige and the marvel studios to discuss ideas.
Unfortunately, he didn’t give any details about the plots of the scripts and it’s something fans may never find out, as the character will get a reboot in the MCU starring Mahersha Ali.
According to the journalist Will Mavityof Next Best Pictures (via comicbook.com), the director of photography Damian Garciaknown for his work on the series ‘Narcos: Mexico’was cast in the role in the feature film.
In addition to Therethe eelnco will also have Aaron Pierre (‘Time is Delroy Lindo (‘Blood Detachment’). So far, details about his roles have not been released.
Note that there is no release date for the film yet.
“As a half-human/half-vampire, Eric Brooks (Ali) has honed his skills to hunt down the undead that have long terrorized humanity. A human-vampire hybrid since his tragic birth, Blade has spent his long trying to rid the world of vampires like the one who killed his mother. Over the years, he has mastered his own style to fight monsters of all kinds.”
Bassam Tariq will be responsible for the direction.
The screenplay was written by Stacy Osei-Kuffour (‘Watchmen’).
O reboot is titled ‘Blade: The Vampire Hunter’ and makes direct reference to the first anti-hero comics, created in 1973 by the screenwriter Marv Wolfman and by the illustrator Gene Colan.