Daredevil reboot signs director David Slade

From vampires to superheroes


Twilight: Eclipse director David Slade has signed on to direct the Daredevil reboot for 20th Century Fox.

Having proven that he can handle the demands of studios, mega budgets and baying fans with Eclipse, Slade seems like the perfect fit for Daredevil.

Not least because his pre-Twilight days were filled with darker, moodier fare like Hard Candy and 30 Days Of Night.

Variety report that Slade’s Daredevil will hit the reboot button completely, ignoring Ben Affleck’s 2003 film, and spin-off Elektra.

Which sounds fine to us. Though Affleck's film wasn't a complete disaster, it suffered from an uncertain tone and hammy moments - something that Slade should definitely be able to fine tune.

Before he helms Daredevil, though, Slade’s contracted for Dracula-inspired horror The Last Voyage Of The Demeter, which he’ll make with Noomi Rapace.

Daring? Or dumb? Is it time for a Daredevil reboot? Or did Affleck's version seem alright to you? Speak to us below...


    • Ali1748

      Mar 16th 2011, 9:06

      Interesting choice, lets hope Slade is more brave with this than he was with Twilight.

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    • TheEnigma

      Mar 16th 2011, 12:13

      sweet.. Daredevil the Character iz slick, and so should be the movie...!

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    • ChrisWootton

      Mar 16th 2011, 17:02

      His TV work has been pretty outstanding as well. Totally agree with you Dalidab, which is rare :) about Daredevil.. bloody awful film. Can't believe they spent loads of money on the opening shot of a cgi rat.. couldn't they have just used a real one for like a fraction of the price?

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    • writerdave87

      Mar 16th 2011, 21:36

      Agreed, Colin Farrell was the only good thing about Daredevil. Though I did think Michael Clark Duncan was ok as Kingpin.

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