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'Daredevil' gets a lame screenwriter
The news that 20th Century Fox planned on rebooting the "Daredevil" franchise wasn't anything new, but the fact they have hired a screenwriter is. Deadline.com reports that David Scarpa (the god awful "The Day The Earth Stood Still" remake) has been brought on to reconfigure the blind defender of New York's Hell's Kitchen six years after the first film tanked.
Starring Ben Affleck as the crimson hero with super senses, Jennifer Garner as Elektra, Michael Clarke Duncan as the Kingpin and Colin Farrell as Bullseye, the first "Daredevil" had a strong $40 million opening weekend, but bad word of mouth found it barely crossing the $100 million mark. In order to keep control of the property on the big screen, Fox and New Regency need to get another film up and running. It's a guarantee that Affleck, Garner and Farrell won't return, but until a director is brought on board fanboys will have their doubts about this new incaration. And as for Marvel Studios, they'll no doubt politically say they are excited about the prospects, but privately they can't be thrilled.