Sean Plummer’s Dark Lord Bunnykins blog chatted up with Blade star Stephen Dorff who had some interesting news regarding his character’s potential theatrical revival. In the 1998 Marvel Comic adaptation directed by Stephen Norrington, Dorff played “Deacan Frost”, an awesome vampire baddie that was obliterated in the end of the film. The actor tells the blog that both Norrington and himself had developed a prequel that would have focused on Dorff’s character, adding that now they’re even talking about turning that story into it’s own new franchise featuring a brand new character!
“Me and Steve Norrington [director of the original Blade] had a cool treatment for that, and when vampires got all this trending again, we thought we should do the adult version, more of like a Scarface Deacon Frost movie,” Dorff tells the blog. “And it sounded cool, this treatment, but then there was so many legal things. Like New Line owned Blade and Marvel’s got…all this hype into ‘The Avengers’ and this group movie which sounds like such a mistake.”
“Blade was such a ’90s thing,” Dorff continues. “I didn’t want to do a Blade movie, I just really wanted to take Deacon and then do a whole other thing which was much more today. So the idea me and Steve had, we might just end up fictionalizing it and just making a new character which might even be better for us. And he’s someone I really like and would love to work with again. So hopefully whenever we get a chance we’ll get into that.”