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"Daredevil" (2003) ist eine Comic-Verfilmung von Mark Steven Johnson (u.a. "Ghost Rider")...

Matt Murdock, gespielt von Ben Affleck (u.a. "Pearl Harbor"), war noch ein Kind, als er bei einem Verkehrsunfall mit radioaktivem Müll in Kontakt kam. Er erblindete, doch seine andere Sinne erreichten eine übermenschliche Schärfe. Seit dem brutalen Mord an seinem Vater, sorgt Matt Murdock tagsüber als Anwalt für Gerechtigkeit und lehrt nachts als Daredevil den Verbrechern New Yorks das Fürchten...

Weitere Darsteller...
Colin Farrell (u.a. "Minority Report") als Bullseye...
Jennifer Garner (u.a. "Pearl Harbor") als Elektra Natchios...
Michael Clarke Duncan (u.a. "Planet der Affen") als Kingpin...
Jon Favreau (u.a. "Helden aus der zweiten Reihe") als Foggy Nelson...
David Keith (u.a. "U-571") als Jack Murdock...

Die Dreharbeiten begannen am 25. März 2002... "DareDevil" startete am 14. Februar 2003 in den US-Kinos und am 20. März 2003 in den dt. Kinos...

Jennifer Garner durfte ihre Rolle nochmal spielen - im Spin-Off "Elektra", welches am 10. März 2005 in die deutschen Kinos kam...
Sie ist schnell, durchtrainiert und perfekt - Elektra (Jennifer Garner) ist die beste Auftragsmörderin der Welt. Man vergleicht sie mit einem tödlichen Phantom und keine kann so elegant mit Messern umgehen wie sie. Doch als Elektra die 13-jährige Abby (Kirsten Prout) und deren Vater Mark (Goran Visnjic) töten soll, bringt sie es nicht übers Herz, beschützt die beiden sogar vor einem Anschlag des dunklen Geheimbunds "The Hand"...
Ein gnadenloser Krieg zwischen Gut und Böse beginnt, bei dem Elektra all ihr Können und Wissen auf eine Karte setzen muss, um Mark und Abby zu retten. Der Kampf gipfelt in einem finalen action- und effektreichen Fight gegen den übermächtigen "The Hand"- Anführer Kirigi (Will Yun Lee) und seine fiesen Schergen - die todbringende Typhoid, den granitharten Stone und den wandlungsfähigen Tattoo. Und für Elektra geht es letztendlich nicht nur um das Überleben ihrer beiden Schützlinge, sondern auch um die Auseinandersetzung mit den Dämonen ihrer eigenen Vergangenheit...

Avi Arad würde gerne einen düstereren "DareDevil"-Film machen, sofern er die Rechte wieder zurückbekommt... Eine Fortsetzung zu "Elektra" würde er nur machen, wenn die "gute" Frau sich wie im Comic verhält... ;-)


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[08.06.2011] Heat Vision meldet...
With X-Men: First Class having successfully relaunched its X-Men franchise, Fox is turning its attention to the reboot of Daredevil, the blind but sonar-powered Marvel superhero last played on screen by Ben Affleck in 2003.
Brad Caleb Kane, a writer-producer on cult Fox TV show Fringe, has been hired to pen the franchise’s relaunch, which has high ambitions: Kane is being asked to adapt one of the most influential and acclaimed comic stories of all time, Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s "Born Again" run from Daredevil.
Fox is tackling the project with Regency.
David Slade is developing and attached to direct the new Daredevil movie. Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark of Chernin Entertainment are producing. [...] Kane is a Daredevil fan, and his energy and passion for the material helped him nab the job, according to insiders. [...]

[21.03.2011] CS! meldet...
Director David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 30 Days of Night) took to his Twitter page to address some of the latest rumors.
We confirmed last Wednesday that he is in talks to direct the Daredevil reboot for 20th Century Fox. Slade posted the following about the movie on his account:
So without breaking confidentiality, yes Daredevil, we have a great outline for a very strong character driven take on Mr Matt Murdock.
It will bare no relation to the previous Daredevil movie in any way. We are at early planning stages and have not yet discussed any cast.

[16.03.2011] CS! meldet...
20th Century Fox has targeted David Slade to helm the studio's reboot of the Marvel property Daredevil. has confirmed that, while no deal is in place, Slade is very likely the man for the job.
Though previously adapted by the studio in a 2003 version starring Ben Affleck in the lead, this version of Daredevil will reboot the franchise and will not be connected to the previous Mark Steven Johnson film (or the 2005 spinoff, Elektra).
As reported just over a year ago, Fox needs to have a Dardevil film in production in order to keep the rights from reverting to Marvel Studios (now owned by Walt Disney Pictures).
Slade, who made his feature debut with 2005's Hard Candy, previously tackled a comic book adaptation with 2007's 30 Days of Night. Since that film, he's been in Vampire-mode, turning in last year's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and was, last month connected to the "Dracula" tale, The Last Voyage of the Demeter.

[06.02.2010] titelt "Latest Marvel Hero To Reboot"...
It's Daredevil, the movie named after the sight-challenged hero played originally by Ben Affleck. Regency is mounting the remake with former News Corp No. 2 Peter Chernin producing. Writing the redo is screenwriter David Scarpa, who scripted The Day The Earth Stood Still for Fox, which will distribute Daredevil 2.0 or whatever it's going to be called. The reason this is happening is simple: Hollywood studios with Marvel superheroes need to keep reinventing these Marvel movie franchises or the rights revert back to Disney-based Marvel. Fortunately, the properties are as resilient as the indestructible superheroes themselves.

[24.05.2009] CS! meldet...
[...] The blog for the Los Angeles-based store Golden Apple Comics spotted one such actor when "Battlestar Galactica" star Katee Sackhoff went there to buy every single comic featuring Typhoid Mary she could get her hands on with "hopes to get a part for a marvel movie."
Comic fans will realize right away that Typhoid Mary is the longtime foe (and lover) of Marvel's Daredevil, a mutant with a multiple personality who develops various powers depending on which personality inhabits her at the time. She was created by Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr., first appearing in their run with Daredevil #254.
That makes one wonder whether Marvel Studios are already looking into possibly relaunching Daredevil on the big screen, following the Mark Steven Johnson version starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, which came out in 2003. Natassia Malthe played Typhoid in the 2005 spin-off Elektra with Garner. Typhoid also appeared in the early "Deadpool" comics, so this might be for the Deadpool spin-off with Ryan Reynolds. [...]

[15.03.2009] Bei AICN gibt es folgende Insider-Meldung...
[...] Fox is serious about doing remakes of Daredvil and FF. They have to make new movies with these characters every few years because otherwise the options will revert to us. This point is kinda obvious but Im not sure people realise it - I havent seen anybody pointing it out anywhere. The mood around here is pretty negative about Rothman’s potential to execute these properties properly, (Im sure you know why it might be particularly negative at the moment) but we are all hoping his recent promotion will mean hes kept away from direct control of these movies. [...]

[04.10.2008] IESB sprach mit Tom Rothman von Fox über einen möglichen "DareDevil"-Neustart...
IESB: [...] One of the brands that has made Fox a lot of money is Marvel. Recently, there was a reboot of the Hulk, which was alright, but I think it was mainly to get it ready for the Avengers film coming up. But there are two Marvel properties you control amongst others, Daredevil and Elektra. Both films didn't do too well but...reboot maybe?
Tom Rothman: A Daredevil, to use your words, reboot, is something we are thinking very seriously about.
IESB: Soon?
TR: Soon?
IESB: I have to ask.
TR: You've lost a lot a weight now Robert and you are going to live for a long time, this is the movie business, nothing is soon.
IESB: But there aren't any issues rights wise you would have to look into?
TR: No. We've got all the rights. And yes, I think that the thing the Hulk showed although, it did what it did, is that it is possible, that if you really do it right the audience will give you a second chance. That it is possible. And I think that you see that when they did Batman Begins, the first Nolan movie, that you can have made some mistakes along the way or movies that the audience wasn't that crazy about and then given the proper amount of time and the right creative vision behind it, you can, to use your word, reboot. [...]
IESB: Would you do Daredevil as dark as The Dark Knight?
TR: Would it be as dark? I don't know because what it really needs is, it needs a visionary at the level that Chris Nolan was. It needs someone, it needs a director, honestly, who has a genuine vision. What we wouldn't do is just do it for the sake of doing it. Right? What we try to do is to get a creative engine for it, that really had a great vision for it, that's what we would look for. [...]

[11.09.2008] Moviehole berichtet über ein angedachtes "DareDevil"-Remake...
[...] According to an article in Variety, Tom Rothman's troupe are not only looking into doing more "X-Men" spin-off pics, as well toying with the idea of doing a "Deadpool" movie starring Ryan Reynolds - something they've been ummming and aaahing about for years now - but they're considering bringing Matt Murdock back - sans Ben Affleck behind the cherry facade.
Though nobody's on studio radar yet (that we know of), Jason Statham's said to be pretty keen on playing Daredevil. Can't see that working though. [...]

[03.06.2007] RTL zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "Elektra" als deutsche Free-TV-Premiere... Die Wiederholung läuft um 0.05 Uhr...

[10.07.2006] sprach mit Michael Clarke Duncan...
[...] there's also been talk about a sequel to "Daredevil". Have you heard about that?
MCD: If there's a sequel, I don't want to gain the weight back. I'm at 279. I've lost like 90 pounds since we last spoke and I feel good at this weight. This weight is comfortable for me. I'm into yoga now and all that crazy stuff. I feel good. My body feels good at this weight. This is a comfortable weight for me, so I wouldn't want to get back into the 300 range beacuse you work so hard in a year and a half to lose the weight; to go on a diet, to run in the morning and everything and to stop all that and get the glazed donuts back out, get those burgers going again, and for me, it's a mental thing. Now, 20 million dollars can erase all that. For 20 million dollars, you will see a big 350 pound me again.
If it were to happen, where do you see Kingpin in the film?
MCD: What I thought would be kinda cool is that you see him in jail, we see him in prison. You start from the end of Daredevil, when the sirens and Daredevil is gone and see the Kingpin in shackles. You see him going to prison. You see him getting locked up and you see his boys saying, "What are you going to do now?" and he says, "I need to train. I need to get better. I need to get quicker, and then next thing you know, you flaskback into the story where Kingpin is doing pull-ups, running sprints, and now he's slimmer, cause in his mind, he probably figures, "I lost it cause I was so big. If I were a bit quicker I would have get kicked Daredevil's behind". Then you see him getting out of prison, now you got me looking nice and everything. That's what I see. [...]

[27.02.2006] Moviehole meldet...
Seems pretty unlikely, not because the guy’s not a good actor, he is, but just because it’s such a big gamble for FOX.
Whatever the case, is relaying a rumour that former "Roswell" star Jason Behr could be up for the role of blind sighted hero in the "Daredevil" sequel.
I personally can’t see it happening. Though Ben Affleck was reluctant to do a sequel - saying once that he’d only do it if Kevin Smith wrote it - FOX were even more reluctant. Both "Daredevil" and "Elektra" didn’t quite live up to their expectations, and as far as I was aware, they were doing away with the franchise plans.
If a Jason Behr starring "Daredevil 2" were to happen - it would inevitably be direct-to-video, which is kind of possible, since Fox Home Entertainment are producing a boatload of DTV sequels these days.
There ‘may’ be something to this - though I very much doubt it, it’s probably just an out-of-control Chinese whisper - because Behr was on the short-list for "Superman Returns" there for a while, so maybe he is on someone’s radar. Big Maybe. Big conjecture.

[18.10.2005] Now Playing Magazine sprach kürzlich ausführlich mit Rob Bowman über den "Elektra" Director's Cut, der heute in den USA auf DVD erscheint...
[...] Bowman is enthusiastic, to say the least, about his new cut of the film - a film that so notoriously flamed out during its theatrical run. Bowman says he's finally been able to tell the story that the original movie's limited budget and production schedule kept him from telling. [...]

[29.07.2005] CS! zitiert Jennifer Garner...
[...] On Elektra 2 + Daredevil 2: "I haven't heard much yet but I know Rob (Bowman) wants another Elektra but isn't sure Marvel is willing for a sequel, but there is a vague story that may be used in the future." As for Daredevil 2, "Ben says it's in the early stages, but not much on that either." I really think that Jennifer is one of the kindest and most understanding actresses in Hollywood. [...]

[21.06.2005] sprach mit Avi Arad über die nächsten Filmprojekte...
[...] Arad also insists that he would love to make a second, darker "Daredevil" movie: "I would make it in a second, as soon as could I get the rights back. We licensed it. If they'll give us the rights back, we'll make the movie." And then, of course, there's Daredevil's girlfriend, for whom Arad wears a cautionary red Lance Armstrong-type bracelet on his wrist, reminding him of past mistakes.
"I think Elektra is on ice now," he admits somberly, before suggesting one way a sequel might return the character to her comic book roots: "If we could do her à la the 'Sin City' idea - whoa." [..]

[28.05.2005] SHH! zitiert Rob Bowman bzgl. dem "Elektra" Director's Cut und einem weiteren Sequel...
[...] I did a director's cut that will be coming out in November. That is an R-rated movie, it has things that were removed to get the PG13 rating. It's not I8 minutes longer, but in many parts of the movie it's a little different. The music is different in some parts and I don't feel obligated to have this adrenalized pace that I know some people think is important for a theatrical movie.
Does that come from test screenings?
We only tested the movie one time and the test was extraordinary. We had teenage girls and boys and their mothers, and every one of them absolutely loved the movie. They thought it was far better than Spider-Man and far better than typical comic-book movies and they really understood what movie I'd made.
Why was Ben Affteck's scene as Daredevil deleted?
We shot it and ultimately the studio felt that it might be too much of a diversion at that point of the movie. But I never reinstated it into either the theatrical or the director's cut, I left it as a deleted scene.
Will there be a third movie, as was originally planned?
I think it's still on the cards, I haven't heard anything about it but I know that was always the plan. [...]

[09.03.2005] Bei gibt es eine vernichtende Kritik zu "Elektra"...
[...] Der Film hat grauenhafte Dialoge, langweilige und unspannende Kampfszenen, total blöde Hauptfiguren, eine lahme Story und Nebenfiguren, die einen nur noch zum lachen bringen. [...]

[24.01.2005] Moviehole meldet...
Remember last year when Ben Affleck was telling every man and his dictaphone that he was set to, or had just finished doing a cameo in "Elektra"?
You were probably as interested as I was when BF didn't show up in proceedings.
Got an answer today on that from a reliable source at Rupert's camp. The FOX insider tells me that Affleck did indeed film a cameo, appearing as "Daredevil" red-head Matt Murdock in a dream sequence, but once "Jen and Ben announced they were having a relationship, the studio got nervous and trimmed him out of the picture".
Nervous? Yep, seems they were a bit concerned about people perceiving the film as another "Gigli", an excuse for two love-birds to work on something together, and immediately cut all ties to the Poker champ. "I don't think anyone was that disapointed he didn't show up in the movie, were they?", the insider asks.
Be interesting to see whether they restore the scene for the DVD. [...]

[17.01.2005] Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] Platz fünf belegte schließlich die Comic-Verfilmung "Elektra", die man eigentlich an der Spitze erwartet hatte, aber lediglich 12,5 Mio. Dollar umsetzte. [...]

[14.01.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zu "Elektra"...
[...] While not a perfect movie, this is a movie that strikes deep into the heart of its main character and works for me both as an action movie and as an Elektra movie. [...]

[10.01.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu "Elektra"...
[...] The film lacks anything truly memorable. A couple of mildly interesting things are raised (Elektra doesn’t realise the extent of her obsessive/compulsive nature) but never followed through and occasionally, nonsensical things occur. In one sequence, our heroes are running away from some wolf-like beast unleashed from a tattoo in a bad-guy’s chest (yes, it’s a little more fantastical than I expected in such regards), but when he arrives to savage those Elektra’s protecting, it’s left to snarl away at a stick while they all get into a safely PG-13 fight with another guy! Was something cut here? Elsewhere too? Her ability to see the future is used only to speed up a dull storyline or paper over plot holes. Her impressive fighting skills are filmed rather too close-up, or distractingly surrounded by occasionally poor CGI.
Garner’s not bad, Terence Stamp is dozy, Goran Visnjic is wasted... but unfortunately, through all the mediocrity, there’s very little that’s terrible to savage. [...]

[08.01.2005] Bei Yahoo! Movies gibt es die ersten 5 Minuten aus "Elektra"...

[31.12.2004] CHUD sprach mit Joe Pantoliano über "DD2" und "Elektra"...

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