The ‘Blade’ film from Marvel Studios, starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, will be written by ‘True Detective’ writer Nic Pizzolatto. Variety, a source for entertainment news, reports that the movie is in pre-production.
Pizzolatto will be working on a draught of the Michael Starrbury script, which has been described as “darker than most Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.” Starrbury is an Emmy nominee. The focus of “Blade” is the well-known vampire-slayer from comic books. In an effort to exact revenge on his mother, who was murdered by a vampire as she gave birth to him, the half-mortal, half-immortal man is working to rid the world of vampires.
The movie, directed by Yann Demange, will feature Ali in the title role alongside actors Delroy Lindo and Aaron Pierre. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will produce the project, which is expected to start production in Atlanta in 2023. Ali and Pizzolatto have previously worked together on the third season of the HBO crime series “True Detective”.