David Slade to Direct Next ‘Daredevil’ Picture
Variety is reporting that David Slade has been picked to direct the next Daredevil picture.
David Slade has been tapped to put Daredevil back on the bigscreen for 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.
Fox introduced the Marvel Comics superhero at megaplexes in 2003, in an actioner that starred Ben Affleck as the blind lawyer-turned-vigilante who wears a red suit and wields a billyclub. Reviews were mixed at best.
Though the film wound up spinning off “Elektra” with Jennifer Garner, studio had hoped “Daredevil” would earn more than its $103 million domestic take and launch a series of sequels. Fox has been looking to redevelop the character since, but people close to the project say it’s not a reboot per se — more a continuation of the “Daredevil” saga. Studio has yet to hire a scribe, but writer would work closely with Slade.
Slade has been considering several comicbook properties, including Fox’s “Wolverine,” but that gig wound up going to Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”).
Slade most recently directed “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” which earned $698 million at the worldwide box office. His credits also include Sony’s “30 Days of Night” and Lionsgate’s “Hard Candy.”
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