David Scarpa Reboots Daredevil

February 5, 2010

Writer David Scarpa has been put in charge of writing duties for the reboot of Daredevil -- this is the guy who wrote the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. Is there anyone out there still interested in seeing another Daredevil movie? Well, it doesn't matter, 'cause producer Peter Chernin is seeing to it that it happens.

The Los Angeles Times has the scoop:

Fox/New Regency have been rumored for some time to be interested in a new Daredevil, but to this point had taken few concrete steps in that direction. ...Studios generally are eager to continue development even on less-high-profile comic book characters. Fox, in particular, wants to ensure that it doesn't miss out on the superhero bounty (X-Men and its spinoff characters are currently its most vibrant superhero properties). Keeping comic book licenses in active development also legally prevents the characters from reverting to Marvel, which would happen over the coming years if new development work wasn't done on the Marvel-licensed titles.

One has to assume that Ben Affleck isn't going to return to play Daredevil, but you never know. Reboots get wackier and wackier these days.

Who would you want to see play Matt Murdock? Casey Affleck? All joking aside, it's been a long time since 2003, and it's going to take a pretty big rehashing of this story to get audiences excited about it again.

It seems highly unlikely that Jennifer Garner will return as Elektra, though this too is unconfirmed.

What will it take to get you interested in Daredevil again?

Source: 20th Century Fox