The departure of Blade director Bassam Tariq a few days ago is a sign that the project had a difficult pre-production period. According to reports, Mahershala Ali is not happy with the script, which may have caused creative differences between the actor and the former director. What was the original plot of the script before Tariq left?
The Illuminerdi has made known some of the alleged information from the original Blade script that was written before Tariq left the project. According to them, the movie was originally set primarily in the 1920s and would have included vampires from Europe.
They also learned that the movie was initially supposed to include sequences from other eras rather than just the decade.
The writer of Moon Knight and X-Men 1997, Beau DeMayo, has reportedly begun writing a new script for the movie since Tariq’s departure, according to reports. His prior studio work impressed the executives, who then recruited him. He is replacing the former author, Stacy Osei-Kuffour.
Following Tariq’s departure, it is presently uncertain what will happen to the project. The movie was expected to begin shooting this November in preparation for its release the following year, but that now seems highly improbable given that the company is still seeking a new director to take over.
According to reports, this behind-the-scenes restructuring has caused production to shift to the beginning of next year. Although it’s unclear if the other major players will still be involved given all these changes, Ali is still scheduled to star in the movie.
It is difficult to understand why Ali was allegedly upset about the original script, which resulted in the creative differences, even though we have some of the purported details on it. Even though we may not be aware of all the details, what matters right now is what the movie will do after these changes and how the new script will be written.
On November 3, 2023, Blade is still expected to be released in theaters.