Saturday, February 6, 2010

'Daredevil' Reboot Confirmed With New Writer

Hero Complex has confirmed that 20th Century Fox is moving forward with a "Daredevil" reboot, hiring screenwriter David Scarpa ("The Last Castle," "The Day the Earth Stood Still") to work on a new script. No director has been named yet nor have they started casting, so there's not much else to go on right now.

Ben Affleck starred in the first film in 2003, with a 2005 spin-off centering on the hero's sidekick "Elektra," played by Jennifer Garner.

Rumors regarding a "Daredevil" reboot surfaced back in October 2008 and have been the subject of much online speculation. 20th Century Fox currently owns the rights to the character, but stands to lose the rights if the property remains idle for too long.

So the reboot is only happening so Fox can maintain the film rights to the character. See, by contractural stipulation, if Fox doesn’t put the movie into production, the license to the "Daredevil" property would revert back to Marvel (and Disney would love that).

I just wish this was already back in the hands of Marvel Studios and not Fox. Until there's more news about this, I've got to ask: Is anyone excited about a new "Daredevil" reboot?

More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: First Showing, MTV News, Screen Rant, The Geek Files


Mikey said...

I figured this franchise was dead after "Elektra".

One of the problems with the original Daredevil movie is there's not an even balance between the dark, serious scenes and the over-the-top jokes and silliness. The Director's Cut version is a tad better, but still...this movie needs to be as dark as Watchmen or Dark Knight. I was hoping this one would revert back to Marvel so it could get the proper treatment, but I guess not.

Head Hero said...

There are really no details about this reboot other than that it is happening. But I can only assume they will go darker...