Osei-Kuffour has several credits for TV but her award-winning work on HBO’s Watchmen is what brought her into prominence. She specifically co-wrote episode seven of Watchmen and worked as a story editor on all other episodes.
Her other writing credits include Amazon’s Nazi-hunting drama/Al Pacino vehicle Hunters, Emmy-nominated Pen15, and HBO’s Run.
Osei-Kuffour was reportedly selected after a six-month search in which black writers were seriously considered, along with direct input from actor Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Marvel’s Luke Cage, True Detective), who will play Blade.
Ossei-Kuffour is also now the first black woman to write a Marvel movie. She follows in the footsteps of Captain Marvel’s Nia DaCosta, Marvel’s first black woman director.
The new Blade film will act as a reboot to the vampire Daywalker’s role in the MCU. The first Blade movie, starring Wesley Snipes, debuted in 1998 (spawning two sequels over the next four years), well before the formation of the MCU.
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The original trilogy was written by David Goyer, writer on the Dark Knight trilogy, Batman vs. Superman, and the Call of Duty Black Ops series.
If you need a refresher, check out our history of the vampire-hunting Daywalker, covering Blade’s comic book origins to the new movie. With the MCU attempting to branch out in significantly different creative directions, here’s what we think Marvel’s Blade could do differently for superhero cinema.
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer/daywalker (but not before 10am) for IGN.
Source: IGN.com Marvel's Blade Revamp with Mahershala Ali Scores Watchmen Writer