Are you tired of movies based on young adult novels about dystopian futures? No? Good -- because Disney has just hired director David Slade to tackle 'Matched,' based on the YA novel by Ally Condie, and surprise! It's about a dystopian future society!
'The Amazing Spider-Man' has cleared $150 Million domestically and $350 worldwide, which means that studios can feel safe about rebooting their superhero films. And with 'The Avengers' and Spidey kicking box office butt, Fox is looking to move forward on rebooting 'Fantastic Four' and 'Daredevil.'
Previous to becoming their own studio, the way Marvel Comics negotiated their deals was that you had to keep a project going in order to retain the rights to sequels, etc. Which explains why Columbia Pictures has rebooted 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and why Fox is trying to hold on to The Fantastic Four and Daredevil. So now Fox has got David Slade and a writer attached to a 'Daredevil' reboot.
We knew NBC was bringing the charming, cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter to television, but now we know who will be sitting in the director's chair for the pilot episode: David Slade, the talented filmmaker who made the small, tense 'Hard Candy,' the bloody vampire flick '30 Days of Night' and pocketed a mighty paycheck for 'The Twilight Sage: Eclipse.'