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Spike TV to adapt vampire film 'Blade' for TV

MUMBAI: Media conglomerate Viacom's cable network dedicated to men Spike TV will adapt the Vampire movie Blade for a television film.

 

The television movie based on the cult favourite Marvel Super Hero will air next year. Blade is Spike TV president Doug Herzog's first original scripted programming announcement since he took over the network earlier this year.

He said, "The action-adventure genre is largely ignored in today's television landscape, and we know it is something that our male viewers really want. Blade is a great movie franchise with an established brand that men already recognise and identify with."

 

 

Blade tells the story of an immortal warrior who battles a thriving underworld of vampires seeking to decimate the human race. Half man and half vampire, Blade uses his fierce powers and skills to fearlessly battle the demonic creatures of the night and carry on a blood-drenched crusade to prevent the ascendance of vampires over mankind.

The theatrical film starred actor Wesley Snipes and spawned two sequels. Combined, the films have earned more than $400 million worldwide. In India the first two films aired on HBO.

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