A new Daredevil movie will go to Frank Miller for inspiration

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 14, 2012

Perhaps hoping that our collective pop-cultural memory has forgotten 2003's Daredevil—which squeezed Ben Affleck into Matt Murdock's red-leather evening wear—Fox and Marvel are taking another run at adapting the Man Without Fear.

To be fair, the Affleck flick isn't quite as bad as we remember it to be, taken on its own merits—it's just that it was a far cry from what Daredevil ought to be. Aiming to rectify that, director David Slade (30 Days of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) is reportedly leaning on Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli's classic "Born Again" story arc, in which the Kingpin learns Daredevil's secret identity and proceeds to dismantle the blind crimefighter's life, piece by piece.

This new Daredevil is in the very early stages of development—it has neither a writer nor an official title—but it's being conceived as a loose sequel to the 2003 movie, even though Affleck is not involved. And, given that the news item makes no mention of Marvel Studios, the comic company might not be involved either, meaning that Daredevil would exist outside of Marvel's carefully cultivated cinematic continuity.

(via Heat Vision)