Fox is one of several studios that decided not to bring big projects to Comic Con this year, but that doesn’t meant the company isn’t making news. Some new details have just been released about two Fox reboots of Marvel properties, with Chronicle director Josh Trank officially set for Fantastic Four and David Slade dropping off the Daredevil remake. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 by Angie Han
David Slade‘s Daredevil reboot has been progressing steadily but slowly. The last we heard, Fox had hired David James Kelly to write a new draft of the script. In other words, it was still in the early stages. So it’s not surprising that yesterday’s casting rumor has turned out to be just that — a rumor, and nothing more.
Slade recently got fans buzzing when he sent out a tweet that seemed to suggest his 30 Days of Night star Josh Hartnett could play the blind Marvel superhero. Since then, however, he’s clarified that he wasn’t seriously floating Hartnett’s name, because the project hasn’t reached the casting stage yet. Slade also took the opportunity to squash talk of the film being in 3D, declaring that he is “firmly against” shooting in native 3D and that the studio isn’t interested in post-converted 3D. Read his comments after the jump.
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Hey, remember Daredevil? Fox released Mark Steven Johnson’s version of the blind vigilante story, starring Ben Affleck, in 2003. That one hit to relatively little fan interest and acclaim, and the character has languished at Fox for almost a decade since. But Fox wants to do more with Daredevil, if only to keep the character in-house. So a reboot has been planned for some time, with David Slade (Hard Candy, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) attached to direct since last year.
Fox is keeping Slade on to tired at this point, and now the studio has hired David James Kelly to rewrite. Read More »
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Director David Slade now has some help in his planned reboot of the Marvel comics superhero Daredevil. 20th Century Fox has hired Brad Caleb Kane to pen the screenplay to the new film based on Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s “Born Again” storyline. Kane is currently a writer and producer on Fringe, but also wrote Brooklyn’s Finest, a script for a planned Richard Pryor biopic called View-Master and an adaptation of the hit vampire novel The Historian. Read more after the break. Read More »
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Leave it to Twitter to be your #1 source for superhero news. Director David Slade turned to the social media network this weekend to offer brief, but telling, updates on his plans for Daredevil as well as commenting on The Wolverine. Last week, 20th Century Fox announced Slade as the new director for an upcoming Daredevil film. He was also in talks to direct The Wolverine for Fox before Darren Aronofsky came on board so, now that Aronofsky has left the project, speculation is running wild that Slade could possibly helm that film once again. Read Slade tweets on both subjects after the break. Read More »