You just can't keep a good puppet down...
...Coming next year from Full Moon Features as part of their "Deadly Ten" lineup and as a spinoff of the Puppet Master "Axis" Trilogy is Blade: The Iron Cross, directed by John Lechago and written by Roger Barron. The film is the first standalone feature for one of Full Moon's most iconic characters, Blade, from the Puppet Master series, which began in 1989 and has since seen countless sequels, including Fangoria's Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, which released last year (and is a gory treat that I'd recommend you give a shot if you're a fan of these films).
Yesterday, Full Moon Features dropped the first teaser trailer for a look at what to expect from the film. There are many beloved characters from the Puppetmaster franchise, but Blade has always been the face of it, and my personal favorite, so it's exciting to see him getting his own flick in what looks like your average corny but fun time with these movies.
In Blade: The Iron Cross:
"Charles Band’s PUPPET MASTER series continues as an unspeakable evil from Blade’s past emerges in the form of a murderous Nazi scientist named Dr. Hauser. As Hauser’s heinous crimes are discovered, the psychic war journalist, Elisa Ivanov, awakens Blade, and together the bloody journey of revenge begins. It’s Herr Hauser’s reanimated undead army versus a possessed doll and a beautiful vengeance-seeking clairvoyant! Who will win, and how will it affect the Full Moon Universe? Find out in BLADE: THE IRON CROSS."
The film stars Tania Fox, Roy Abramsohn, Griffin Blazi, Jarrell Hall and Bobby Ree.
There is no specific release date for Blade: The Iron Cross, but the film's website says it should be streaming exclusively through Full Moon's streaming service and the Full Moon's Amazon channel in March, 2020.
By Matt Konopka