Blade: the spin-off trilogy?

Stephen Norrington says he’s planning a return…

The Blade trilogy, then: solid start, great second act, turd of a third. But now original director Stephen Norrington appears to be planning a prequel.

Talking to Comics2Film, the man also responsible for The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, has confirmed he's working on the project.

To whit: Norrington has an idea for a spin-off that sprang from Stephen Dorrf’s mind and "has evolved into a very interesting story."

But while Dorff went on record to talk about the film – or possibly trilogy – featuring his villainous Deacon from the original Blade, Norrington now says that he's moved away from the original idea, but is still tied to the characters. "The linkage to Blade is still big in the equation."

Still, we’re not sure if this might happen. Norrington is busy working on his revamp of The Crow and the new plans are still in very tentative stages.

It's also unlikely Wesley Snipes will return, particularly given his taxation issues and the fact that he was a big diva on the set of Blade: Trinity.

We’ll be watching this one as it develops…

[Source: Comics2Film]

Do you want more Blade-based action? Or should it retire to its coffin?


    • manfromthezoo

      Jul 7th 2009, 8:46

      Bringing Norrington back to Blade is like bringing Brucie back to the Generation Game. This could work for me. For my money, the first Blade was the strongest and in part responsible for the new wave of 'dark' comic book movies. After 'Blade: Apple Commercial' - sorry, 'Trinity', I think we'd all like to see a return to standards. Think less re-boot, more enema.

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    • maypop

      Jul 9th 2009, 12:56

      Blade prequel would be great if done right! on to the small print WTF are they remaking a stone cold classic like the crow for, leave it alone and do something new!!!

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    • MadMatt

      Dec 25th 2010, 1:47

      The opening paragraph should surely read: "The Blade trilogy, then: great start, solid second act, turd of a third." As much as I like Del Toro, Norrington's first film wipes the floor with his sequel. The scope was dramatically shrunk for Blade 2; something of a disappointment after the promise of the original movie's ending. Still, we can all agree that the third one is terrible.

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    • reemethodz

      Sep 13th 2013, 23:29

      Wesley was probably being a Diva as he knew it wasn't going to be a great film. one and two were great!

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