20th Century Fox finally have a director for its Daredevil "reboot". Variety report that David Slade [30 Days of Night] is set to direct. The previous big screen incarnation of the popular Marvel character took place back in 2003 where Ben Affleck successfully buried the franchise in a shallow grave. Due to rights Fox basically had to push ahead with the reboot in the next few years or risk letting the rights to the franchise return back to Disney/Marvel. 20th Century Fox are partnering with Regency for the project. Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark of Chernin Entertainment will produce. Undisclosed sources informed Variety that the reboot will be a continuation of the 2003 version, but will not contain any material from that film. THR have further details and state that "the adaptation of the critically acclaimed Frank Miller-written and David Mazzucchelli-illustrated Born Again run of the comic series, which saw the Kingpin of Crime learn the identity of the superhero and begin to systematically destroy his life." Slade, who made his very impressive debut with Hard Candy back in 2005 has got some comic adaption experience. In 2007 he directed the impressive 30 Days of Night. No official release date has been announced.