is a 1998 vampire action film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff,
loosely based on the published stories of the fictional Marvel Comics
character Blade. It was directed by Stephen Norrington and written by
David S. Goyer. Snipes plays the titular character, a half-man,
half-vampire superhero vampire hunter who becomes the protector of
humans against the vampires. Two sequels, Blade II and Blade: Trinity,
were subsequently produced.