“True Detective” Creator Nic Pizzolatto Signs on for Marvel’s “Blade”

Marvel has found a new writer for Blade. Creator of the hit HBO series True Detective, Nic Pizzolatto has signed on as a writer for Marvel’s upcoming vampire film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Signing on for Blade means a reunion between Pizzolatto and Mahershala Ali, who is set to star as the title character and previously starred in season three of True Detective.
  • Pizzolatto is reportedly working off of a script written by Michael Starrbury and has been working on it for weeks.
  • Prior to his work on True Detective, Pizzolatto was a novelist and short story writer.

More on Blade:

  • Marvel announced the upcoming Blade film back in 2019 during San Diego Comic Con.
  • Blade follows Marvel’s vampire hunter with a tendency for violence and no tolerance for those who stalk the night.
  • The film will star Mahershala Ali, who won an Oscar for his performance in the film Green Book and appeared in the Marvel Netflix series Luke Cage.
  • The cast also includes Mia Goth and Delroy Lindo.
  • Yann Demange is set to direct the film.
  • Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is producing.
  • Created as a supporting character by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan, Blade first appeared in “Tomb of Dracula #10″ in 1973, becoming a cult favorite. He is a human-vampire hybrid thanks to his mother being bitten and killed by a blood-sucker during childbirth.
  • On top of comic aficionados, Blade has built up a generation of fans who grew up watching the Blade trilogy that starred Wesley Snipes from 1998-2004.
  • Marvel’s Blade is set to come to theaters on September 6, 2024.
Mike Mack
Mack is the Editorial Director for Marvel and ESPN content and he has covered comic cons, theme park events, video game showcases and other fun events. He is a fan of theme parks, sports, movies, Marvel Comics and is a self-proclaimed "nerd."