Source: Variety

News from Variety shares that MGM, BRON, and HIDDEN EMPIRE will be rebooting the entertaining 1970s Blaxploitation classic BLACULA (1972). While the power and majesty of William Marshall will never be matched, this is a property ripe for a modern revision. Many behind this project released The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 recently which topped the specialty box office. This being a simple project announcement, no word on when to expect this to begin production or to release to theaters. More news as it drops. Until then, let’s begin speculating who will be the African prince, Mamuwalde.

Deon Taylor will direct the project, based on a script co-written with Micah Ranum. Roxanne Avent Taylor is producing the movie on behalf of Hidden Empire Film Group.


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