Daredevil reboot gets a writer

After the (relative) success of X-Men: First Class, 20th Century Fox is attempting to revive another Marvel comic book property in the form of Daredevil. We’ve known that David Slade, director of the best (re. not horribly crap) Twilight film, is directing. Now we know that Brad Caleb Kane has been charged with writing the script that brings the man without fear back to the big screen.

Kane, a writer and producer on TV show Fringe (watch it) for two seasons, garnered a reputation in Hollywood for his Brooklyn’s Finest script. He’s also worked on the Richard Pryor biopic View-Master (Bill Condon directing), as well as adapting hit vampire novel The Historian (we’ve never heard of it). According to sources,“Kane is a Daredevil fan…his energy and passion for the material helped him nab the job.” After the 2003 iteration starring Ben Affleck died on its arse, we hope he uses that passion to crank out a better script.

This reboot will focus on Frank Miller’s and David Mazzucchelli’s celebrated run Born Again, which involves Murdock’s girlfriend selling his secret identity for drugs. That information trickles down to the Kingpin (a key Daredevil villain) who slowly ruins Murdock’s life, leaving him devastated. We’re sure Daredevil will be right as rain once he’s taken out Kingpin, who’s rather chubby…and bald.

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