Fox Drops Update on Daredevil Reboot
The script for Daredevil is currently being rewritten by David James Kelly, and will be directed by David Slade who previously directed some kick-ass films like Hard Candy and The 30 Days of Night, as well as the stinker Twilight Saga: Eclipse (which probably made more money than the previous two combined).
The Daredevil reboot is based on the Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli run, Born Again where the Kingpin learns Daredevil‘s secret identity and messes with him, completely destroying his personal life.
My personal thoughts? A couple things come to mind:
1. They should have made this a sequel to 2003’s Daredevil instead of a reboot. The cinema cut was less than stellar, but the Director’s Cut is still one of my favorite superhero movies. But if cleverly written, like Hulk and Incredible Hulk, it could be written as a sequel for those who loved Daredevil as well as standing as its own film for those who hated it.
2. Who is this guy? David James Kelly has one credit to his name on IMDB and it’s not for writing. Correct me if I’m wrong but, from an outsider looking in, this looks like the story we always hear about executive types being given creative roles they’re ill suited for. If anyone can find more writing credits on David James Kelly, please let me know.
So that’s it in a nutshell. Daredevil will be back soon. I can see, directorially, it’s in competent hands, so I have hope.
But that’s what I said about Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.