The news of an upcoming Daredevil movie broke Friday, and I certainly would have commented on it sooner if I didn’t have to work all day yesterday (ah, how I hate when real life gets in the way of blogging…). Discussing this piece of news also bumps my intended first look at the history of the Hand back a day or two, but I’m sure you’ll forgive me. Because this is big. There have been rumors of a Daredevil reboot for some time now, but we now have the studio moving ahead with the intention of making a new movie. There is even a screenwriter attached to the project.
So, what do we know at this point? Actually, very little. Sources report that David Scarpa has been hired to write a script for Fox/Regency, and The Hollywood reporter names Peter Chernin as one of the producers. David Scarpa’s claims to fame are The Last Castle and the new adaptation of the 1950’s sci-fi flick The Day the World Stood Still. I haven’t seen either of these movies, but it seems that reviews of The Day the World Stood Still, at least, have been lukewarm at best. I have no opinion on the choice of screenwriter, but it should be pointed out that whether David Scarpa will remain the person attached to the final project is contingent on his being able to come up with something the studio will want to go ahead with. The fact that he’s been chosen obviously means that the right people think he’s got what it takes, but it seems a little early to try to guess what the end product will look like and whether it will be any good.
As you can see, I’m putting this post in the news category, and I’ll return later this afternoon with a more personal post of Dos and Don’ts about what I’d like to see and what I think needs to be avoided. Save your comments for that one or fire away below!
Off-topic, but I also wanted to let you know that I’ve posted my first entry on the Weekly Crisis, a review of Siege: Embedded #2.