David Slade Developing New 'Daredevil' Movie

UPDATED: Sources say the new movie -- which Slade will direct -- will adapt the acclaimed "Born Again" story line.
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UPDATED, NOW WITH MORE HEAT: Sources say the new story line will be the adaptation of the critically acclaimed Frank Miller-written and David Mazzucchelli-illustrated Born Again run of the comic series, which saw the Kingpin of Crime learn the identity of the superhero and begin to systematically destroy his life.


David Slade is in talks to develop and direct the new Daredevil movie, being made by 20th Century Fox and Regency. Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark of Chernin Entertainment are producing.

The so-far untitled project has no writer at this stage although the studio says it is aiming to make a movie that continues the story begun by the 2003 Ben Affleck movie. Affleck, however, is not involved in the new project.

As the DD project is still in the development stage, Slade’s next project is likely to the Phoenix Pictures’ period horror The Last Voyage of the Demeter. The lead role is not cast, but Ben Kingsley and Noomi Rapace are attached to co-star.