Another of the insta-reboots (along with new takes on Spider-Man and Fantastic Four) currently in development at various studios is Daredevil, the Marvel comic book title that was turned into a 2003 movie starring Ben Affleck for 20th Century Fox.
The ’03 movie cost $78 million to make and went on to bring in about $179 million worldwide. It also faced pretty mediocre critical reception — both being assumed reasons Fox has decided they wanted to give it another run. A reboot has been known about for a while, but the studio has now found someone to develop the project and possibly direct it, as well.
Fox has hired David Slade, who recently directed The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, to develop a brand new take on the Daredevil story. It’s assumed that once everything comes together, Slade would also be the man to direct. Eclipse cost $68 million to make and went on to bring in almost $700 million worldwide.
Nothing is official yet, but some sources are saying that the new movie will be based on Sin City and 300 creator Frank Miller‘s work on the character, known as the Born Again storyline.
Slade has also directed 30 Days of Night and Hard Candy.
What do you think of the planned Daredevil reboot? I personally like the 2003 movie quite a bit — cheesy at times, but also pretty dark and entertaining — but would be interested to see new take on the character born from the mind of Frank Miller.
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[Source: Variety, Heat Vision]