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'Daredevil' Heading Back To Marvel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2012 7:57 PM
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The writing was on the wall. With David Slade leaving the project earlier this summer, and Joe Carnahan revealing yesterday that his pitch for a "'Serpico' styled" take on "Daredevil" "went up in smoke," it wasn't exactly clear how Fox was going to hang on to the rights to the character with an October 10th deadline looming. And it looks like they won't.

Joe Carnahan Says Pitch For "Serpico-Styled" 'Daredevil' "Went Up In Smoke"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2012 8:56 AM
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....and the clock keeps ticking. With an October 10th deadline looming before Fox loses the rights to "Daredevil," it seems their search to find a director may not be over. In July, previously attached helmer David Slade exited the picture, and just over a week ago, word hit that Fox was reaching out a hand to Joe Carnahan to take over. Well, that meeting took place, and apparently it did not go well.

Fox Want Joe Carnahan For Gritty 'Daredevil,' May Give Marvel Silver Surfer & Galactus For Rights Extension

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2012 4:28 PM
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Has someone over at Fox been reading The Playlist? It was only a few weeks ago, shortly after David Slade exited "Daredevil," that we unveiled our list of possible replacements, and one of them was none other than Joe Carnahan. "He's got style, blockbuster experience and a good feel for street life, which seems to be a good mix for a project like this," we wrote, and it seems the suits over at the studio agree. 

Drew Goddard Says 'World War Z' Problems Blown Out Of Proportion; Would Love To Helm 'Daredevil' Adaptation

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • July 31, 2012 11:41 AM
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As the list of calamities pile up on Marc Forster’s long-troubled adaptation of “World War Z,” ranging from star Brad Pitt and Forster’s tense relationship to simply a nervous comment from Paramount, it can be hard to discern whether these contentious elements are simply a time-honored staple of studio filmmaking or something much more foreboding. However, a voice on the inside usually helps in these matters, and recently “Cabin in the Woods” writer/director Drew Goddard played down rumors of the film’s troubles, as well as his involvement on the zombie drama.

5 Directors Who Could Replace David Slade On The 'Daredevil' Reboot

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 12, 2012 2:55 PM
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There's a job vacancy going at 20th Century Fox. And one that needs to be filled pretty urgently. Late last night, it was announced that David Slade, director of "Hard Candy," "30 Days Of Night and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," who'd won the job of helming a reboot of Marvel superhero "Daredevil" for the studio, had left the project, citing a commitment to the pilot of NBC series "Hannibal." Directors leave projects all the time, but what makes this a bit of a problem for Fox is that the clock is ticking on their option on the character, and if a film isn't before cameras before the end of the year, the rights are likely to revert back to Marvel, cutting off a potential cash cow. And so a new director is needed, and needed fast.

David Slade Exits 'Daredevil,' Fox Facing Fall Deadline To Start Filming Or Else Rights Go Back To Marvel

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 12, 2012 7:00 AM
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Comic-Con officially begins today, but Fox, who've been a frequent presence at the event in past years (including stealing the show in 2011 with the first footage from "Prometheus"), are more or less absent, other than a separate panel for their 2013 summer hope "After Earth." More than anything else, it's simply because they don't have anything relevant to show; the long-delayed "The Wolverine" is only getting underway in the next few weeks, and "X-Men: First Class 2" won't shoot until early next year.

Anatomy Of A Tweet Gone Awry AKA Josh Hartnett Won't Be In 'Daredevil' Despite Massive Wishful Thinking

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 19, 2012 3:29 PM
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Le sigh...George Orwell once wrote, "journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations," which means 99% of what we do is the latter (we're not fooling ourselves). But lord, this 2+2=7, "Daredevil" story is a bit sad even for our crazy world of would-be, very wishful thinking.

David James Kelly Rewriting 'Daredevil' Reboot For 20th Century Fox

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 30, 2012 5:41 PM
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If at first you do not mega-succeed, try, try again. This is of course the studio motto and it's changing whether you bomb or not; see the post-Nolan "Batman" films that will eventually happen and the upcoming "Amazing Spider-Man" reboot series. But in the meantime, many studios are concentrating on their failures. Sony just re-tried (and failed) with the "Ghost Rider" series, 20th Century Fox is attempting to get the "Fantastic Four" series back on track, Marvel might try "The Hulk" again (third time's the charm), and Fox once again is also hoping to start their "Daredevil" series over again (Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, and director Mark Steven Johnson buried the first one in the ground rather quickly; hey, at least the stars got a family out ot it).

'Daredevil' Reboot To Use Frank Miller's 'Born Again' Run As Source Material

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 8, 2011 2:07 AM
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'Fringe' Writer & Producer Brad Caleb Kane To Pen The ScriptWith "X-Men: First Class" coming out of the gate this weekend with a modest box office haul, Fox hopes the wobbly franchise is back on its feet and along with "The Wolverine," they've got another superhero they hope to rescue from the terrible iterations that came before it. David Slade was been tasked with rebooting "Daredevil" earlier in the year and his promise that it would be a completely new adventure has stayed true in some news that should make comic fans very excited.

David Slade Says New 'Daredevil' Will Not Connect To Previous Film; Comedy Director For 'Deadpool'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2011 7:05 AM
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Oh hey, remember "Daredevil"? That's okay, you might've forgotten with all the hubbub about "The Wolverine" over the past few days. As you might recall, David Slade recently signed on to direct the new comic film that was being called "a continuation of the saga," but it now seems that plain old "reboot" is more appropriate.

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