The David Slade Directed DAREDEVIL Reboot Has a New Writer

About two years ago, we told you that 20th Century Fox was looking to develop a reboot of Daredevil, and David Scarpa (The Last Castle, The Day the Earth Stood Still) was hired to pen the script. About a year after that, the studio hired director David Slade (Awake, Hannibal) to helm the reboot.

When Slade was brought on board, Scarpa’s previous script was jettisoned, and the studio and director were seeking seeking a writer to work closely with Slade. The following summer, Brad Caleb Kane (Fringe) was brought on to pen an adaptation of Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s comic storyline Born Again for the film.

Now, Deadline reports that David James Kelly has been brought on board to do yet another rewrite of the Born Again adaptation, which sees The Kingpin uncovering the superhero’s secret identity, and turning Matt Murdoch’s life upside down.

The as yet Untitled Daredevil Reboot is tentatively slated to hit theaters in 2014.

Jason Moore
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