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.