According to AICN, recent rumors suggest that rap artist/actor Kirk Jones (AKA “Sticky Fingaz”) has been selected to play the role of comic book vampire killer Blade in the upcoming TV series. Sticky has starred beside in last year's Flight of the Phoenix, and can now be seen in the FX Networks television series currently airing titled Over There. Production was said to begin in Vancouver this month, and the two-hour TV pilot hopes to air early next year on Spike TV. The show will be produced by New Line Television and Marvel Studios. David Goyer, who wrote the screenplays for all three Blade films, is executive producer.

No idea who this guy is, although his moniker makes me chuckle. I need to get me a nickname with silly misspellings. Anyone familiar with his work out there want to offer an opinion? I’m excited for the TV show, despite myself. I know I should have low expectations for Spike TV, but I really want this show to do well. Thoughts, opinions, or suggested nicknames?

[via Comic Book Movie]

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