Stephen Norrington directed the original Blade. That was a really good film, with some fine action sequences. Since then his career has been a bit hit and miss – He directed The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (check out my review to see what I thought of that).
His leading man of choice is Stephen Dorff, who co-starred as the megalomaniacal Deacon Frost in the film. Of course, Frost apparently died at the end of the first movie as Blade cut him down just as he was about to transform into a vampire god.
Dorff told UK’s The Sunday Mail that the new movie would be “a prequel to the Blade movies, Deacon’s story. It’s a new trilogy the director has created. It will [be] cool.”
Norrington confirmed the news although said the movie is “not exactly how the article describes but close.”
The director credits Dorff with coming up with the idea for the new project, which “has evolved into a very interesting story.”
While that evolution may have carried it away from the source material, Norrington tells us the film is definitely envisioned as part of the existing mythology. “The linkage to ‘Blade’ is still big in the equation.”
Presently Dorff is occupied filming Sofia Coppola’s ‘Somewhere’. Earlier this year, the actor starred in the comic-based TV mini-series ‘XIII’. He can be seen on screen now in ‘Public Enemies’.
Not sure about this one. Deacon Frost was a good character, but can he carry a trilogy? Also Blade: Trinity pretty much killed off the franchise. Can you see a prequel being succesful? What would you want to see in it?