David Slade, who directed 30 Days of Night (2007) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) will direct a new Daredevil film for 20th Century Fox. Slade had been one of the finalists to direct the new Wolverine movie, but lost out to Darren Aronofsky.
According to Variety, the new Daredevil movie won’t be a rehash of the rather pitiful 2003 Fox Daredevil epic that wasted the talents of a great cast that included Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Garner, Jon Favreau, and Joey Pants (Joe Pantoliano). There are plenty of great Daredevil storylines to follow and according to The Hollywood Reporter, the new Daredevil movie will adapt the Born Again story arc written by Frank Miller and illustrated by David Mazzucchelli ,which appeared in Daredevil #227-233 in 1986. In Born Again the Kingpin learns Daredevil’s identity and methodically begins to destroy Matt Murdock's life piece by piece, literally driving him to point of insanity.
The 2003 Daredevil movie, which was directed by Mark Steven Johnson, cost $78 million and
earned just $102 million domestically, which means it didn’t make money for the studio. Still, it earned nearly $80 million overseas, so it probably came close to breaking even—and with Marvel’s “use it or lose it” clauses in its movie rights deals, Fox has evidently decided to role the dice again for a second Daredevil film rather than let the rights lapse back to rival Marvel/Disney.