This just in from the Hollywood Reporter: British director David Slade is in talks to develop and direct a new Daredevil film for 20th Century Fox. Slade has past comic book adaptation experience as the director 2007′s 30 Days of Night film, and in news that will either comfort or horrify you, also directed the most recent Twilight film, Eclipse. He also helmed 2005′s Hard Candy, starring Ellen Page (X-Men: The Last Stand‘s Kitty Pryde!) and videos for Muse and the Killers, among other big music names.
There’s, of course, already been one Daredevil film — 2003′s relatively infamous Ben Affleck-starred feature. The Hollywood Reporter article says that though Affleck isn’t involved in this project (which doesn’t currently have a writer attached), the plan, rather surprisingly, is to continue the story from the first film. We’ll see how that shakes out. In the meantime, wonder if any outlets will mistakenly report this as David Spade directing Daredevil?