True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto Will Write Marvel’s Blade Movie

Blade in Marvel's Midnight Suns.

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Back in 2019, Marvel Studios announced they were working on a new one Solo film for his famous vampire hunter blade, with Mahershala Ali step into the shadows once inhabited Wesley Snipes. Since then, It was quite an ordeal to finish the film. Now that the film has started to build its cast, there’s another wrinkle in the form of a different writer.

As revealed by the Hollywood reporterNic Pizzolatto was recently brought on board to improve the original screenplay by Michael Starrbury ahead of the film’s May release date. Pizzolatto is best known for HBO’s anthology crime series true detective, in which Ali played the leading role third season in 2017 and later received an Emmy nomination for its performance. The writer/director has worked primarily in television, although he has also written a handful of films, including 2016’s reboot The glory seven. blade marks the fifth film he has written in his career.

As already mentioned, the blade The film has seen some high-profile behind-the-scenes reshuffles since that premiere Announcement 2019. Originally, Bassim Tarik was hired to direct the film from a script Guardian Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffourbut the production was pause after Tariq’s departure in October 2022 due to alleged postponement time plans. Beau DeMayo (The Witcher) was commissioned to rewrite the script, and a month later Rewriting tasks were given to Starrbury as Lovecraft Countrys Yann Demarge was appointed to direct. Honestly, the only thing that wasn’t flowing through all of this is that Ali Really wants to be Blade and seemingly make sure it’s the best possible version of itself.

At the time of writing, blade is expected to be released on September 6, 2024.

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Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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