GOYER BACK TO BLADE?
David Goyer is so passionate about some of the scenes from Blade, which he's re-shot them for Blade: Trinity! Remember the deleted scene where the humans are kept in comas and farmed for their blood? Read on for this interesting story!
'David Goyer, who steps behind the camera to direct Blade: Trinity after writing the scripts for the first two Blade movies, told SCI FI Wire that he is putting things in this sequel that were left out of the previous two installments. 'One of the things I did was I put scenes in this movie that were ... cut out from the first two films,' Goyer said in an interview while editing the movie at Henson Studios in Hollywood.
In 1998's original Blade, the villainous Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) was supposed to show Karen Jensen (N'Bushe Wright) a lab in which humans are kept in comas and farmed for their blood. The scene was shot, but cut out of the movie, and Goyer said he recreated it and enhanced it for Blade: Trinity. 'I decided to do that scene, but like a hundred times bigger,' he said. 'There were only four bodies or something like that [the first time around], and so we kind of did that version of the movie, but there's literally thousands and thousands of bodies. Its just really big.'
Goyer also initially scripted a scene featuring Blade racing his black 1968 Dodge Charger, but it wasn't filmed for budgetary reasons and because the production moved to Prague. 'We never really used the Charger in any real kind of action sequences, and I always loved that sequence,' Goyer said. So 'I literally took that nine-, 10-page sequence and made it the beginning of this movie. It was its own thing, and so it would work in either [film]. ... This whole long extended car chase scene, where Blade is in the Charger, there are vampires in cars and on motorcycles with machine guns, it's just mayhem, and the cars are rolling over and exploding, and he's running vampires down. ... I'm a big fan of the car chases in The French Connection and Bullitt, so it was done very old-school. I like it. It's got this kind of '70s feel to it. It's decidedly not Michael Bay.'
Overall, Goyer said, he liked the 'offbeat humor' in director Stephen Norrington's first Blade movie and missed it in Guillermo del Toro's Blade II. 'Not to take anything away from Guillermo, who's a dear friend of mine, [but] I felt it was something that we missed a little bit of in the second film,' Goyer said. 'So that sort of dark, f--ked-up sense of humor is in this movie.' Blade: Trinity opens Aug. 13.'
Courtesy of Bloody Disgusting