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Release Date: TBA

Genres: Action, Remake, Comic Book          

Production Phase: Script Stage

Studio: 20th Century Fox   Production Company: New Regency Pictures

Who's Making It: David Slade (Director), David James Kelly (Screenwriter),

Premise: After losing his ability to see in a childhood accident and discovering that he had been gifted with a "radar sense", laywer Matt Murdock dresses up as the masked vigilante Daredevil to fight the Kingpin... More »

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

A screenwriter by the name of David James Kelly has been hired by the movie studio to develop the screenplay for its Daredevil reboot movie. According to Deadline, Kelly's screen story borrows from the Daredevil comic book's "Born Again" storyline which saw The Kingpin learn the secret identity of the hero, which he used to make Daredevil's life a living hell.

- Deadline. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

20th Century Fox is now moving ahead to resurrect the Daredevil movie franchise it owns the screen rights to by hiring screenwriter Brad Caleb Kane to develop a screenplay.

Fox released the first Daredevil movie back in 2003. That picture starred Ben Affleck as the man without fear, a blind lawyer who is gifted with a kind of radar sense. He took on the criminal machinations of The Kingpin (played by Michael Clarke Duncan) and Bullseye (Colin Farrell) while pursuing a romance with fellow vigilante Elektra (Jennifer Garner). Elektra was spun off into her own stand-alone film but that vehicle was not well received by the public, comic book fans or the critics.

Kane has been a writer on Fox's Fringe series. This new Daredevil flick is said to follow the storyline of Frank Miller/David Mazzucchelli's "Born Again" storyline, a serial that rejuvinated the character in the comic book.

David Slade remains attached as the film's director. [Full story]

- The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, March 17, 2011

According to several sources, 30 Days of Night and Twilight: Eclipse director David Slade is in final negotiations to direct a new Daredevil movie for 20th Century Fox.

Aside from that bit of intel, nothing else is known about the project. Ben Affleck won't be returning to play the part of blind Hell's Kitchen attorney Matt Murdock/the man without fear, and it's very likely that Slade's Daredevil will be different in its approach and style than Mark Steven Johnson's 2003 superhero movie.

What's going on? Well, if Fox doesn't act within a couple of years the studio will lose the movie rights to Daredevil and they will revert back to Marvel. That would leave the door open for a Disney-created Daredevil film, TV series or anything else.

Johnson's Daredevil movie was tepidly received by fans of the character as well as the general movie-going audience, collecting just $179 million worldwide. Jennifer Garner reprised her part as Greek assassin Elektra in a 2005 movie, and that stunk even worse with a $56m worldwide tally.

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