20th Century Fox has targeted David Slade to helm the studio’s reboot of the Marvel property Daredevil. ComingSoon.net has confirmed that, while no deal is in place, Slade is very likely the man for the job.
Though previously adapted by the studio in a 2003 version starring Ben Affleck in the lead, this version of Daredevil will reboot the franchise and will not be connected to the previous Mark Steven Johnson film (or the 2005 spinoff, Elektra).
As reported just over a year ago, Fox needs to have a Daredevil film in production in order to keep the rights from reverting to Marvel Studios (now owned by Walt Disney Pictures).
Slade, who made his feature debut with 2005’s Hard Candy, previously tackled a comic book adaptation with 2007’s 30 Days of Night. Since that film, he’s been in Vampire-mode, turning in last year’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and was, last month connected to the “Dracula” tale, The Last Voyage of the Demeter.