Variety is reporting that Rob Bowman (X-Files movie) is in negotiations with Fox to direct Elektra, a spin-off from the Daredevil movie, which earned just over $100 million at the box office in 2003. Fox plans to start shooting in May during star Jennifer Garner's hiatus from the Alias TV series. Zak Penn has written the script for the new Elektra film, which will incorporate material from The Elektra Saga and Elektra: Assassin graphic novels published by Marvel. According to Variety, Stick, Daredevil's martial arts mentor, will play an important role in the new Elektra film.
Mark Steven Johnson, who directed the Daredevil film, will produce the Elektra movie, along with Gary Foster and Marvel's Avi Arad.