New Film Starring Mahershala Ali As Iconic Vampire Hunter

After a thorough search and meeting a mass of talent, Marvel’s new Blade movie has found its director. While a deal is not yet done, sources tell Deadline that Bassam Tariq, best known for directing the Riz Ahmed film Mogul Mowgli, is in talks to helm the the new adaptation of the popular comic with Mahershala Ali set to play the iconic vampire hunter. Stacy Osei-Kuffour is on board to pen the script with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige producing.
Marvel had no comment.

Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be breathing new life into the titular role, taking over from original star Wesley Snipes, who last appeared as the half-human half-vampire hero in 2004, recently revealed that he’d be up for a cameo in the Marvel remake, while Stephen Dorff has also voiced his support for Ali’s casting.
Blade is due to start filming this year but still no mention of a release date yet.

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