One of the most iconic vampires to ever bare their fangs is Blacula, played in the 1972 classic blaxploitation film starring William Marshall and directed by William Crain. Guess what, it’s getting a modern reimagining, Variety reports.
Before you get your panties in a bunch, you should know it’s more of a sequel than a reboot. The new movie will pick up where the original ended and after the 1973 sequel Scream Blacula Scream.
In the new movie, “Blacula is an ancient African prince who is cursed by Dracula after he fails to agree to end the slave trade. Blacula is entombed and awakens 200 years later ready to avenge the death of his ancestors and of those responsible for robbing his people of their work, culture, and heritage as they appropriated it for profit.” Variety states.
MGM, Bron, and Deon and Roxanne Avent Taylor of Hidden Empire are behind the new movie.
Here’s a look back at the original film’s trailer.