Even Blacula is ready to enjoy a post-pandemic world with a reboot set to take place in a modern city after the events of the original film.

Even Blaculais ready to enjoy a post-pandemic world as a reboot of the classic horror has been announced. The original 1972 film and its sequel, Scream Blacula Scream, centered around an 18th-century African prince named Mamuwalde who was turned into a vampire by Count Dracula. Though the films were met with mixed reviews upon release, they inspired a wave of blaxploitation-themed horror films in subsequent years.

Now, according to Variety, Blacula has risen thanks to MGM, Bron and Hidden Empire Film Group. The modern reimagining of the original film will take place after the events of the original film and Scream Blacula Scream, in a post-Coronavirus modern city. A synopsis of Blacula can be read below.

Deon Taylor, founder of Hidden Empire Film Group, is set to direct Blacula, saying he hopes to change the way people appreciate the franchise with the reboot. In his announcement of the film, Taylor also thanked MGM for helping to bring new life to the iconic character. However, the involvement of MGM is not completely shocking, given the studio’s acquisition of the original film through its purchase of Orion Pictures.

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