Around this time last year we heard that 20th Century Fox were getting the ball rolling on a Daredevil reboot, having hired screenwriter David Scarpa (The Day The Earth Stood Still) to write the script. Now according to Variety David Slade (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) has been hired to direct.
Slade came thisclose to directing The Wolverine for Fox last year, but then Darren Aronofsky got involved and Slade was booted out of the picture. Despite this, it seems the studio is still keen on working with Slade, and have given the director another one of their superhero properties to handle.
Ben Affleck’s Daredevil movie in 2003 failed to set the box office alight so 20th Century Fox decided against a sequel; however they knew that if they wanted to keep the rights to the character they would need to start working on another film at some point. Variety says this new film “will not contain material from the Ben Affleck-toplined version”, so it seems to be a complete reboot.
For those unfamiliar with the character Daredevil (Matthew Michael “Matt” Murdock) lives in New York City and was blinded by a radioactive substance that fell from an oncoming vehicle. While he can no longer see, the radioactive exposure heightens his remaining senses beyond normal human ability.
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