David Slade To Direct New "Daredevil"

Tue, March 15th, 2011 at 3:23pm PDT

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Kiel Phegley, Staff Writer

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The cover to Marvel Comics' most recent DD relaunch "Daredevil Reborn."

In the world of motion pictures, it appears Daredevil is looking to be "born again."

Variety has word that director David Slade has been tapped by 20th Century Fox to helm a new adaptation of Marvel Comics blind superhero lawyer. Daredevil previously saw the silver screen in the 2003 outing starring Ben Affleck and directed by Mark Steven Johnson, however rumors have been swirly over the past few years that the studio was looking to reboot the franchise along with Marvel property the Fantastic Four in order to not loose the lucrative screen rights to the classic comic characters.

The last official movement on a DD film came in 2008 when Fox-affiliated New Regency hired screenwriter David Scarpa to pen a new screen story for the character. The trade had no word on whether Slade would be working from Scarpa's efforts or start entirely new, however the story did not that "the untitled film will be a continuation of the superhero pic, and will not contain material from the Ben Affleck-toplined version." Most likely that simply means this new movie won't retell DD's origin, however other connections concerning which villains (or even heroine Elektra) would appear in the movie remain up in the air.

Slade is perhaps best know to comic fans for directing the big screen adaption of Steve Niles' IDW series "30 Days of Night," however he found much success last year taking the reigns of the "Twilight" franchise with that series "Eclipse" entry.

For more on the story, see Variety, and stay tuned to CBR and Spinoff Online for more news on "Daredevil" as it becomes available.

TAGS:  20th century fox, daredevil, david slade

 
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