Looks like Ice-T is exchanging his Law & Order badge for an entirely different role for a movie coming out in 2017.
The rapper turned actor will be portraying a bootlegging vampire set during the height of prohibition in America, as he goes up against a crooked cop played by Michael McFadden, in Bloodrunners.
Here is a synopsis of the film.
“By 1933, Prohibition has proven a booming enterprise, where average citizens break the law, hide in the shadows and operate at night. The new world order has even lined the pockets of corrupt cops like Jack Malone (McFadden). He collects a ‘luxury tax’ from every bootlegger and scofflaw in the small town he has sworn to protect. While shaking down the newest speakeasy in the local underground, Jack and his men uncover a clan of vampires hell bent on taking over the town. Now Chesterfield (Ice-T), an ancient vampire, and his horde must hide their secret at any cost. The bloody result leaves several bodies and innocent townsfolk taken as lambs to await the slaughter. With nowhere else to turn, Jack joins forces with a busboy and a crazy preacher to save the town and make a final stand against Chesterfield and his vampires.”
As you’ll see in the trailer premiere Ice-T is the proprietor of the new speakeasy, leading his band and offering entertainment for his patrons. But behind the scenes he’s a businessmen who is trying to make as much money possible, and when people interfere with that well, they happen to lose some fingers (and judging by the trailer a lot more as the film progresses).
How Bloodrunners will be released (theatrical, TV or a certain streaming service) is unknown, but it will at least be worth a watch. After all, how many times do you get to see Ice-T transform into a swarm of bats?
Check out the trailer below.