The Sunday Mail reported in October of 2008 that Blade director Stephen Norrington and Stephen Dorff, who played villain Deacon Frost in the film, were working on a prequel trilogy.
"It will be a prequel to the 'Blade' movies, Deacon's story," Dorff said then, "It's a new trilogy the director has created. It will cool.
"We hope to shoot the first film next year. Frost is a character I have never been able to shake."
Norrington has confirmed the news to Comics2Film, saying the project is "not exactly how the article describes but close."
The director credits Dorff with coming up with the idea for the new project, which "has evolved into a very interesting story... The linkage to 'Blade' is still big in the equation."
The original Blade, which starred Wesley Snipes, earned $131.2 million at the worldwide box office and was followed by two sequels. Norrington hasn't directed a film since 2003's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.