The reboot of Marvel Comic’s popular blind lawyer crime fighter Daredevil is said to follow a classic story by Frank Miller.
Not a ton of details are known as of yet, but the story is at least supposed to be inspired by Frank Miller’s Born Again storyline. First, for those who don’t know much about Daredevil, his real name is Matt Murdock, and he’s the son of a broken down boxer. Matt is blinded as a child, and to pay for the hospital bills his dad goes to work for the mob. Winning fights because his opponents are throwing them, Matt’s dad eventually does the right thing and wins a fight that he was supposed to throw. He is murdered for this. Matt, now orphaned, goes on to study law, but is also trained by a blind man to be a ninja. He becomes a lawyer and comes back to his neighborhood in New York, Hell’s Kitchen, and begins to fight crime both on the street and in the court room.
The Born Again storyline is basically about how the Kingpin, one of Daredevil’s villains, finds out that Matt Murdock is Daredevil, and starts to mess with his life. Daredevil has to tread a very fine line, stopping the Kingpin while also keeping his identity a secret.
The reboot of Daredevil will be directed by David Slade, who did an excellent job of adapting 30 Days of Night for the screen, although he also directed a Twilight film, so he also sucks major ass. Hopefully that was just a bad moment, cause he might have the nards to make a decent Daredevil. Not to Slade: MAKE IT DARK.
Daredevil is an awesome character, and he could translate to the big screen very well. What’s more, you could do it for less money than other films, like Spider-Man. You don’t need excessive CGI and all that crap. Just make it like Se7en, but with Daredevil. Maybe not that dark, cause kids will see it, but still, that’s about the tone.
Did you see the Ben Affleck disaster? Jeez.
I think it’ll do okay numbers, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be a big success, the best thing the filmmakers can do is make the film for less money. The more money poured into this, the worse it’ll be…