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Published On: Wed, May 9th, 2012

’30 Days of Night,’ ‘Daredevil’ director David Slade to helm thriller ‘Villain’

While David Slade is still in charge of the “Daredevil” reboot, he appears to be set to direct the psychological thriller “Villain” for Wayfare Entertainment. The script was written by Josh Zetumer who wrote the reboot of “Robocop.”

Collider details Tuesday’s press release which announced the film is moving forward with Slade and Ben Browning , Sarah Shepard, Jeremy Kipp Walker all as producers. Browning offered praise for the “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” director.

“David is a brilliant director with an eye for gritty, dark thrillers.  He’s the perfect match for Josh’s phenomenal script and we are confident that we will draw top-tier talent to the project in the coming weeks.”

The New York based production company recently closed a deal to adapt comic book legend Neil Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book” for Disney.

Slade began his career directing the psychological thriller “Hard Candy” and vampire comic book pic “30 Days of Night” before landing the coveted job to direct “Eclipse.,” He is also attached to the NBC pilot “Hannibal” as well as  Electric City’s adaptation of Ed Brubaker’s graphic novel “Coward.”

Production will occur in Alaska as the only description in the release was:

VILLAIN follows two brothers as they confront their dark past in an unforgiving wilderness.

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