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Rumor: Could David Slade’s Daredevil Be ‘Born Again’?

No sooner did news break yesterday that 30 Days of Night director David Slade will helm Fox’s new Daredevil than a report surfaced about the movie’s expected source material. It’s information that’s likely to surprise no one.

According to Heat Vision’s sources, the new film will adapt “Born Again,” the revered 1986 storyline by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli that cast a long shadow over virtually every Daredevil comic that came after it.

In the seven-issue arc, Daredevil’s drug-addicted girlfriend Karen Page sells Matt Murdock’s secret identity in exchange for a shot of heroin. The information finds its way to the Kingpin, who begins a six-month crusade to destroy his nemesis, dismantling Murdock’s life — he loses his money, his home and his law license — and pushing the Man Without Fear over the edge.

Fox asserts that the so-far untitled project — who wants to wager what it’ll be called? — will continue the story begun in the largely disliked 2003 Ben Affleck film, so “Born Again” could certainly fit the bill.

The follow-up doesn’t have a writer yet, or a lead actor (Affleck isn’t involved). However, whispers circulating online last week, before the Slade announcement, point to TRON: Legacy star Garrett Hedlund as a possibility. But that may be wishful thinking on the part of fans, rather than the studio.


  • Jacob

    Hedlund worked great as Sam Flynn, but can he really pull off Matt Murdock? I haven’t seen him in anything outside of the TRON franchise.

  • Farson89

    I so badly want there to be a good DD film and adapting Born Again is a good start. Colour me interested.

  • pDUB

    Daredevil: Blind Justice

  • Urban Jay

    It would be nice to actually use the comics as source material for a change…

  • demoncat_4

    since the first dare devil film been hoping born again would get the movie treatment. hope even though fox is just doing this to keep the rights . hope the new dare devil attempt is born again.

  • Chris

    Do we really think FOx can handle a story like Born Again properly? Are they really going to let the director show what it takes to break matt murdock in a PG-13 movie?