While the news that Josh Trank will be directing the Fantastic Four reboot are still hot, another Marvel property produced by 20th Century Fox has hit a rock.
David Slade, the director of Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night has left the new Daredevil film that has been in development for quite some time.
Apparently scheduling conflicts with the production of the pilot episode of the Hannibal Lecter TV series, which Slade will produce and direct, has led the director to leave the project.
Fox must now find a new director quickly if they want to keep the rights of the character, because if production doesn’t start by this fall those rights will revert back to Marvel.
While the studio already had a script they liked, they need a director with some kind of a vision that stays truer to the Frank Miller take on the character, so as to make it a memorable film.