|Directed by||Stephen Norrington|
|Written by||David S. Goyer|
by Marv Wolfman
|Music by||Mark Isham|
|Cinematography||Theo van de Sande|
|Edited by||Paul Rubell|
|Distributed by||New Line Cinema|
|Box office||$131.2 million|
Blade is a 1998 American horror superhero film starring Wesley Snipes andStephen Dorff, loosely based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Snipes plays Blade, a human with vampire traits who protects humans from vampires. The film was directed by Stephen Norrington and written by David S. Goyer.
Released on August 21, 1998, Blade became a commercial success by grossing $70 million at the U.S. box office, and $131.2 million worldwide. Despite mixed reviews from film critics, the film received a positive reception from audiences and has since garnered a cult following. It was followed by two sequels, Blade II and Blade: Trinity, both written by Goyer who also directed the latter.