David Slade Adapting Frank Miller’s Born Again Daredevil Storyline

Well slap me on the behind and call me Sally. Here’s some good news for my fellow fans of the Ben Affleck “Daredevil” (yes, I know there are plenty of you out there, cowed no doubt by your fellow fanboys constantly bitching about how awful the 2003 movie was) — 20th Century Fox is making another one.

Heat Vision reports that David Slade (“30 Days of Night”) will be developing a sequel to the 2003 movie “Daredevil” starring Ben Affleck as a blind criminal defense attorney by day and a vigilante name Daredevil, who has heightened senses thanks to a childhood accident, by night.

Word is that the Slade “Daredevil”, which is still in its very early stages, won’t be a reboot as originally thought, but will instead be a direct sequel to the 2003 movie written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson, and co-starred Jennifer Garner as Elektra and Colin Farrell as Bullseye.

Not only that, but the Slade version will adapt the gritty storyline from the “Daredevil” comic books called “Born Again”, which was written by none other than Frank Miller (with impressive artwork by David Mazzucchelli). In “Born Again”, the Kingpin continues his battle against Daredevil after having discovered the superhero’s secret identity. Which should fit in well with the original, which saw Daredevil’s identity revealed to the Kingpin (played by Michael Clarke Duncan) by film’s end.

Slade is still expected to do the vampire flick “The Last Voyage of the Demeter” first, but if all goes well, “Daredevil 2″ should be on his plate next.



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  • Josefilion

    Im confused so, ben will be in part 2?

  • arr

    Think the writer meant: ‘Heat Vision reports that David Slade (“30 Days of Night”) will be developing a sequel to the 2003 movie “Daredevil” WHICH starred Ben Affleck as a …’ .. basically just talking about the 2003 film hah.

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    i didnt have that big os a problem with the 203 movie – super hero movies get bad raps they are what they are fantasy and fiction so they cant be perfect

  • uik

    I’m so angry about this. Fox was just about to lose the rights in a few months then they pull this crap so that wouldn’t lose the rights. Well I won’t be seeing this one either. Fox will continue with the reboot trend forever unless Marvel/Disney figures something out with their lawyers to get at least some of their properties back.

    • Juggernaut

      That really is my only reservation about this film. As I stated above, I’d like to see a proper sequel with Affleck, Garner and Duncan back in there. However, Marvel aquiring the rights would be ideal. Unfortunately, like X-Men, they probably will not get those rights back. Therefore I’m okay with a sequel to the 2003 movie. I am also fine with Fox rebooting this but I’d rather see the Affleck sequel.

  • Ulik

    I’d be ok, if Fox worked something out with Marvel Studios to have a unified Marvel U but they won’t do that, so we will NEVER see Daredevil on the same screen with The Punisher. We will NEVER see Wolverine interact with Captain America. We will NEVER see Blade and Ghost Rider in a Midnight Sons team up. We will NEVER see a member of The Fantastic Four in an Avengers film. As a comic book reader for many years, seeing crossovers in the comics was always the highlight of most of the stories. So seeing most of the KEY characters all spread out and not EVER being able to crossover or interact is what really makes me ANGRY the most.

  • Ulik

    I’d be ok, if Fox worked something out with Marvel Studios to have a unified Marvel U but they won’t do that, so we will NEVER see Daredevil on the same screen with The Punisher. We will NEVER see Wolverine interact with Captain America. We will NEVER see Blade and Ghost Rider in a Midnight Sons team up. We will NEVER see a member of The Fantastic Four in an Avengers film. As a comic book reader for many years, seeing crossovers in the comics was always the highlight of most of the stories. So seeing most of the KEY characters all spread out and not EVER being able to crossover or interact is what really makes me ANGRY the most.

  • Ulik

    ;(

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    I personally own both the theatrical and the directors cut of the 2003 “Daredevil”, other than Garner I really didn’t have an issue with the movie. She just didn’t fit the part to me, and “Elektra” proved that for me (though I know it was mostly the bad script). “Born Again” is a great storyline to follow as well. I doubt they’ll get Affleck back but i hope they at least get Duncan back. Donal Logue could take over well for Favs as Foggy, and I think Matthew Fox, would be decent in the part of Matt Murdock.

    • Juggernaut

      I really don’t see a need to recast. This isn’t a reboot. From everything that I’m hearing it is a sequel. Keep em’ all! Favreau as Foggy could be tough though since he is so in demand as a director these days. I see what you mean with Garner, although I did like her in the part and also liked the Elektra movie. Lol. I always saw a raven haired actress and obviously hispanic in the role. They may also need to recast Karen Page. Ellen Pompeo who played her, albeit briefly, in the 2003 movie was a relative unknown at the time and has since gained substantial fame in Grey’s Anatomy. I’d really like to see the original cast in this one. Not areboot, no need to recast. Just my opinion.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Yeah I don’t think its necessary either, but I doubt any of them, except maybe Michael Clark Duncan (cause he isn’t exactly in high demand unfortunately) as they’re all pretty tied up in stuff. Affleck caught a lot of flack after DD and I wouldn’t be surprised if he stayed away. But hey we can hope. In the meantime I still say Matthew Fox for Murdock and Donal Logue for Foggy (see him in Ghost Rider).

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