Just two weeks after it was announced that Scream Queen Mia Goth was attached to Marvel Studios hotly anticipated Blade reboot, word now comes that the project has been shut down.
The announcement comes following Hollywood’s grinding to a halt as the Writer’s Guild of America strike begins to impact productions across the industry. Last week it was announced that True Detective scribe Nic Pizzolatto was taking a pass at the Blade script, written by Michael Starrbury, however, both have withdrawn to support their union, leaving production in limbo.
Blade was initially set to begin filming this week, but now it is currently unknown when the project will go before the cameras as it is unclear how long the strike will last. Initially with a release date of September 6th 2024, these production delays will likely cause a new release window to be issued. Production is expected to resume once the strike has ended, however, the project remains in danger of cancellation should it extend farther than the studio is willing to wait.
This announcement makes Blade the first high-profile feature production to be directly affected by the strike, with Netflix’s Stranger Things becoming the first series to shut down production as they prep for their fifth and final season.
Undoubtedly other productions will have to take a hiatus due to the strike action, and we will keep you updated if any more from your favourite genre are among them.