Report: Daredevil to Return Under Eclipse Director David Slade

Fox hasn't forgotten about the idle Daredevil franchise parked in its garage, today reportedly enlisting The Twilight Saga: Eclipse director David Slade to revive the comics-hero series.

Word is that Slade will be handling a "continuation" of the series undertaken in 2003 with star Ben Affleck, though the next film reportedly will feature neither Affleck nor any material from the original, performed-better-than-you-thought adaptation. In other words, Daredevil will still be blind with four high-functioning senses, but that's about all you can count on.

The project remains early in the development phase, with no script or casting details to speak of. Cue leading-man gossip in 3... 2...

· David Slade to direct next Daredevil pic [Variety]


  • HwoodHills says:

    How long will it be until we hear that Justin Timberlake is showing interest? (Seems he's mentioned with every other Marvel movie do.)

  • The Winchester says:

    It never ceases to amaze me how Hollywood has this uncanny knack for making movies that I never want to see.
    (Get it? See? Cos he's blind? I don't blame you, I didn't watch the first one either. Except for the Farrell scenes).

  • amy says:

    Leading man speculation? I'm thinking Alex Pettyfer and Taylor Lautner's agent has a ready-typed press release. He's just flipping a coin right now to decide which one he'll pretend is the front-runner.

  • webdemon says:

    i two see the hollywood movies, see?

  • firebrand says:

    I'm all for a decent Daredevil movie. But done by a director of one of the Twilight movies? Please, someone - don't let this cinematic abortion come to pass. No one associated with the dreck that is Twilight should be let within 50 miles of any major comic book property - ever! And yes Mr. Slade, all the cred you earned doing Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night disappeared the second you agreed to direct a Twilight film, you HACK.