20th Century Fox's plan to reboot the Daredevil franchise seems to be gaining traction with director David Slade coming on board to helm this latest look into the Marvel character. The studio has been eyeing a remake of their 2003 effort (which had Ben Affleck in the title role) because of property rights issues. If the studio had failed to produce a feature film on the character within a certain time frame, the rights would have reverted back to Marvel Studios, which currently has a distribution deal with Walt Disney Pictures.
Director David Slade seems to be staying within the genre realm we love these past few years, specifically within the world of comics and vampires. After jumping onto the scene with Hard Candy, the helmer has taken on the comic series 30 Days of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and was recently attached to bringing about a Dracula side-tale with The Last Voyage of the Demeter. No word yet on whether he will focus on the latter film first before diving into this reboot of Daredevil but as Fox is on the clock, it may be the Marvel character which earns his focus in the near future.
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