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« on: May 07, 2005, 07:21:54 AM »

Hi there. I've just read here that there are plans to start a tv series for Blade. And they even are planning on a two hour pilot show for the start of next year. Although, it is unlikely Wesley Snipes will continue with the role as he is sueing the makers of the last film. :D

I really think the pilot show will work out if they get their casting right and will grab a lot of attention. So, we could be looking at a Blade tv series. :) Cool idea in my opinion....
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2005, 07:23:53 AM »

Buffy and Angel died, so they decided to make another vampire show.
And once again (like buffy) they couldn't think up an original idea.
It's my opinion this series will be bad. Probably really bad. Just my opinion.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2005, 07:30:05 AM »

Yeah...it could fall on it's a**. :D I really hope it doesn't though. I expect this series to cut out the cheesy-ness of other vampire tv series'. And who knows....maybe it will inspire people to do more vampire things.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2005, 07:33:23 AM »

I was never a fan of the movie franchise in the first place. The only good things about the movies was Stephen Dorff as the villain Deacon Frost in the first movie, and Kris Kristofferson as Whistler (and they cheapened his character by resurrecting him). They should've stopped while they were ahead. The 2nd movie was so bad I decided not to bother with the 3rd.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2005, 12:19:19 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2005, 12:33:56 PM »

Interesting news, I personally would not like to this this as a TV show, after years of Buffy and Angel I think the whole weekly Vampire killing style show is a bit overused. I reckon the show will flop, though I did like the films.
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2005, 03:10:11 PM »

the films are good indeed, but only cause Snipes did a top job. don't think another actor could pull it of
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2005, 11:18:28 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2005, 04:25:22 PM »

No I think it should just stay at the movies. No extra tv series. Tv series based on films/books have often turned out to be major f**k-ups.
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2005, 01:52:24 PM »

have to say i'm a blade fan, snipes plays his character perfectly and jessica biel in the third... what can i say, stunning! i agree though, snipes is blade, dont think anyone else could pull it off. i would recon a flop too...

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p.s. think i read somewhere that there might be an offshoot movie about hannibal king?
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2005, 11:18:48 PM »

Three movies were enough.  A TV show would be horrible.  Rarely does a movie translate well to TV.
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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2005, 04:47:57 PM »

The first 2 films was brilliant, i can't believe the third one, it was one of the worst films i've seen. The guy from Van Wilder: Party Liaison, Ryan Reynolds was very funny but Blade shouldn't be that funny. It was Blades coments in the first two films that was the comedy part of it. The bloke that was in John Doe Dominic Purcell was lacking everything as the bad guy in this film.
With that out the way, the Tv series would be an even bigger mistake, no one could replace Wesley Snipes and i'm sure they won't have a big budget as the film so the CGI scenes will be naf. A BIG no for the series
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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2005, 08:06:32 PM »

The movies were okay, except that I didn't like how the vampires were, so weak. But a TV-serie eh? If the vampires remain the same, I won't watch it.
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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2005, 11:18:17 PM »

I have to admit, i'm a little surprised. I thought people would be willing to give this a chance, but it appears alot would rather it not being made at all.
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2005, 02:53:49 AM »

Well, it's going ahead alright. Check out this piece of info:

"I'm co-writing the pilot with Jeff Johns, and it's going to be Spike's first dramatic show, and it's going to air next June."

Goyer said that the network has ordered 13 episodes of the new series, which will center on the vampire-killing hero of the Blade films, which Goyer also wrote (he directed that last one, Blade: Trinity).

"It'll be Blade, but it's different than the movies, that's all I can say," Goyer said, adding that a new actor will be hired to portray the iconic character, who was played by Wesley Snipes in the movies.

I just hope they pick someone good to play Blade.   :neutral:
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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2005, 04:06:03 AM »

I liked Blade 1 and 2, but the third sucked because of the two "supporting" actors who were crappy. Blade was the tough one, not some wise-a** wimp and a girl who thinks she is tough. Anyways, Blade won't be Blade without Wesley, so i give it thumbs down.
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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2005, 09:44:00 AM »

This is very interesting. Normally whenever I get into a discussion about the Blade trilogy, people like the first and third movies and recognise the 2nd one for pure cheese.

As for a tv series... well I dont watch tv anyway.
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« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2005, 01:44:19 AM »

The first Blade was only really memorable for the opening action scene although it can be entertaining.

The two sequels were both poor. In Blade II the premise was excellent but not executed well enough and some of the shoddy CGI and wrestling moves pushed it over the top.

The third has to be the worst with the product placements everywhere (iPod) and the blatant use of the film only to adapt the Vampire hunters into a TV show spin off. No wonder Snipes is angry, although he is known to be hard to work with.
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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2005, 11:12:30 AM »

Spike TV has cast Kirk "Sticky" Jones to star in the cable channel's premiere original drama effort Blade.

Feature screenwriter David Goyer (Batman Begins, the "Blade" trilogy) is executive producing and co-writing the script with the comic's author Geoff Johns. New Line Television is producing.

Spike committed to the project in spring and production is set to begin November 14 in Vancouver. Should Blade get a series pickup, Spike executives are eyeing a June 2006 premiere.

Jill Wagner, Neil Jackson, Nelson Lee and Jessica Gower round out the cast. Peter O'Fallon will direct.

Marvel's Avi Arad and New Line's Jim Rosenthal and Jon Kroll also will executive produce. Bill McGoldrick and Lisa Ullmann will oversee for Spike.

Jones was a regular on FX drama "Over There" and had a recurring role on "The Shield." He is best known, however, as frontman "Sticky Fingaz" for hip-hop group Onyx.
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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2005, 02:36:43 PM »

What's with all the feature films being turned into TV series lately? There's the Terminator, Star Wars and now Blade. Give it a rest already!

Every time I think of a movie franchise being turned into a TV series I think about Highlander. Man, that show was terrible!
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