Writers Hired for Daredevil Reboot, Tron 3, and Lions, Tigers, and Bears

It’s been a good week for writers in Hollywood.

Up first, David Slade’s upcoming reboot of The Man Without Fear (that’s Daredevil to you non-comic book reading folks out there) has hired a writer in “Fringe” staffer/producer Brad Caleb Kane. It sounds like Fox is very bullish after the success of “X-Men: First Class”, if not box office-wise, then certainly relaunching a franchise-wise. Critical acclaim and much fanboy love for the Matthew Vaughn prequel has also left the studio in a very good mood. Now if only the box office will reflect that optimism…

Word is, Kane will be tasked with the very difficult job of adapting writer Frank Miller and artist David Mazzucchelli’s “Born Again” Daredevil storyline. In the gritty arc, Miller, as he is wont to do with his superheroes, puts the blind attorney-by-day and masked crimefighter and guardian of Hell’s Kitchen by night through the wringer, all at the behest of his arch-foe, the Kingpin. Anyone expecting either Ben Affleck back as the superhero or Michael Clarke Duncan as his nemesis shouldn’t hold their breath.

Not to be left out, Disney has made their first move to continuing what Joseph Kosinski began in “Tron: Legacy” by hiring screenwriter David DiGilio to follow “Legacy”. DiGilio’s take is said to “build on the first two movies”, which found the hero (and a passenger) back in the real world.

While “Legacy” didn’t exactly set the box office on fire, especially given its huge budget, Disney (reasonably) expects to be able to make the third installment at a much cheaper price, given that they still have the resources from “Legacy” (sets, R&D, etc.) at their disposal and waiting to be re-used on another movie.

Kosinski’s return, meanwhile, is up in the air.

Meanwhile, in more original fronts, scribes Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson have been hired by Paramount and producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura to turn the Image comic book “Lions, Tigers
and Bears” by Mike Bullock into a possible new movie franchise.

Taking its cue from “Toy Story”, Bullocks comic “tells of the adventures of a young boy who discovers that his stuffed animals come to life to protect him from monsters that come out of his closet.”

This is the first real movement on the property, which was snatched up by the studio over two years ago.



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  • Ironfist fan# rogernator5000

    hmm a reboot of daredevil, DD isn’t that kewl, if you want to do someone awesome from the marvel universe, do Ironfist, or give hawkeye his own movie, Miss Marvel would be excellent. For the Ironfist idea, involve powerman and jewel

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

      Gotta disagree with you on DD not being cool. I really think that though it only scratched the surface, the DD movie was decent. They tried to cram too much o the iconic into it and the story sufferred. I think the idea of doing a particular storyline works very well. DD could easily be a noirish superhero movie along the lines of TDK.

      I do agree that Iron Fist needs a movie. I still say go with something derived from the “7 cities of heaven” storyline. That way they can have Cage and crew if they want to and if not the story still works without them. Scott Adkins or matt Mullins as Danny Rand aka Iron Fist.

      • Juggernaut

        I liked the first DD film too. I agree about trying to put too much into one movie. A series of films with a darker tone and good script and casting would be asesome! My picks are:

        Daredevil- Bradley Cooper, Karl Urban or Ryan Gosseling a little older version. Garrett Hedlund or Chris pine for a slightly younger take.
        I have the full cast of the series thought out but that could take a while! Lol.

        • Juggernaut

          Also, while I agree that Iron Fist would be cool to see he should definately have his own movie. No Luke Cage or Jewel, just him. Another thing. While I like Scott Adkins and Matt Mullins you know that in order to push the movie a bigger name will be chosen for the lead.

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

            I know I know, but using an established martial artist that can actually act as opposed to and actor, that trained hard would make all the difference for this film since it hinges on the martial arts. Also not every comic movie has big name stars headlinging. “Thor” was Hemsworth’s big role, “X-Men” was Jackman’s and lets not forget about a little known actor starring as the man of steel in “Superman.”

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

          I say Gosseling or Hedlund. Who would you cast as The Kingpin. I’d really like to have Michael Clark Duncan back but that aint happening?

  • kraven

    agree. dd is a tuff nut to crack for onscreen superhero magic. he is a bit of an offshoot of spidey without the web spinning. i would boot up the silver surfer and crack open a few new universes

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

      I think A Silver Surfer movie would rock simply to introduce more of Marvel’s Cosmic universe and characters.

      • Juggernaut

        I’m not sure who secured the rights as of now but a proper adaptation of Silver Surfer is a must! The second FF movie version of him was really cool in my opinion but in the ever expanding Universe of the Marvel helmed films he needs to be back in the hands of Marvel! Hopefully things will work out and he’ll be included in the batch of the upcoming Marvel properties being treated for the big screen.

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

          Agreed. I thought the Surfer was the thing they did best in FF2. And the idea of Strazynski writing the Silver Surfer movie always had by vote. I hope they can still get him.