Writers Galore Boarding 'Tron Legacy' Sequel, 'Daredevil' and 'TMNT'
by Ethan Anderton
June 7, 2011
We've heard about each of these projects briefly the past few months, but now the expected Tron Legacy sequel and the franchise reboots of Daredevil and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are all making strides in development with writers set for each. First up, Deadline has word that Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol writers Josh Applebaum & Andre Nemec will rewrite the script for the TMNT franchise being rebooted by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes. Previously we heard that Iron Man writers Art Marcum & Matt Holloway were revamping the script, but apparently it still needs a little more work. More below.
Second up, since Elektra didn't do much for fans after an already disappointing adaptation of Daredevil in 2003, there's no better time than now to reboot a dead franchise. We already know David Slade has been brought on board to develop and direct the film, and at the time David Scarpa was said to be behind the script. Now Heat Vision reports "Fringe" writer and producer Brad Caleb Kane has actually been hired to write the screenplay which will use Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli's Born Again storyline for the film. Though he's only credited for working on one film (Brooklyn's Finest) apparently Kane's passion and energy for the franchise helped make him perfect for the job.
Finally, Heat Vision also has word that David DiGilio, who came out of Disney's writers programs, will be the man behind the new script for the Tron Legacy sequel that's in the works. Originally Adam Horowitz & Adam Kitsis were slated to come back but apparently they're caught up in the new ABC fairytale series "Once Upon a Time" so a new screenwriter was needed. Since most of the criticism seemed to target the story and script, perhaps this will quiet the naysayers who weren't impressed with Tron Legacy. Of course, DiGilio has only written Eight Below previously along with a short lived series called "The Traveler," so I'm not convinced he's the right man for the job yet
Anyway, that film is still in very early in development, Joseph Kosinski isn't confirmed to return to direct yet either, and the performance of the Disney XD series "Tron Uprising" may influence whether or not it even comes together. All this news on writers is a lot of info to digest, but these are three big projects that will certainly be anticipated by audiences down the road. What do you guys make of all this news?
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Do we really need more REBOOTS???
Rocky Williams on Jun 8, 2011
TMNT= HELL YES TRON = YES DAREDEVIL= Just give the rights back marvel so disney can make a better adaption than fox
BeachBum850 on Jun 8, 2011
I hope they take it back to all red headbands with the Turtles..
Big Boss on Jun 8, 2011
I know the article is about writers, but, I want to see Jason Statham as Daredevil.
Manuel on Jun 8, 2011
Statham is bald.
Aperfectcircle2121 on Jun 8, 2011
Yeah, and he kicks ass.
Manuel on Jun 8, 2011
Um. Sorry. He's cool, but not Matt Murdock.
equustel on Jun 8, 2011
Man, LOVE that Tron could get a sequel, loved kozinskis work with the last one and hope he gets to direct this one should it get done... But im even more glad that theyre doing a Daredevil....the last one had Ben Affleck and the Kingpin which was good, but thats all the good that came from it. Id like to see more courtroom drama mixed with superhero/detective work in this one...maybe one of the twins from The Social Network should be Daredevil?
Jazz on Jun 8, 2011
Michael C. Hall is Dare Devil !!!
hg on Jun 8, 2011
They're adapting Born Again. This cannot suck or I will hunt down the people that allowed it to suck. Now they just need to cast Fassbender as DD and my life will be that much more complete. (Slade has even mentioned on Twitter that Fassbender is someone he'd like to work with someday...)
Ali J Miller on Jun 8, 2011
i can see Chris Pine as Daredevil for some reason
Darrengeet on Jun 8, 2011
We got hosed on Daredevil... thanks a lot for putting your friend up there Kevin.
Anonymous on Jun 8, 2011
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