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DAREDEVIL

Introduction
Based on the legendary Marvel Comics character created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett in 1964, DAREDEVIL stars Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock and Daredevil, the Man Without Fear. Also starring are Jennifer Garner as Elektra Natchios, Matt Murdock's girlfriend (when she's not trying to kill him) and a martial arts expert. The Daredevil-Elektra / Affleck-Garner dynamic makes the film the sexiest and most morally complex comic book movie ever.

Michael Clarke Duncan is Wilson Fisk, New York's Kingpin of Crime; and Colin Farrell as Bullseye, the assassin with perfect aim. Jon Favreau is Franklin ‘Foggy' Nelson, Matt Murdock's lifelong friend and law partner; Joe Pantoliano portrays New York Post investigative reporter Ben Urich; David Keith is Matt's father, Jack ‘The Devil' Murdock; and Scott Terra plays the young Matt Murdock.

Written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson, the film is produced by Arnon Milchan, Gary Foster and Avi Arad. Stan Lee and Bernie Williams are the executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Ericson Core ("The Fast and the Furious"), production designer Barry Chusid (the upcoming "Tomorrow"), three-time Oscar® winning costume designer James Acheson ("Spider-Man," "The Last Emperor"), Academy Award® nominated editor Dennis Virkler, A.C.E. ("The Fugitive," "The Hunt For Red October") and editor Armen Minasian ("Don't Say a Word"). Music is by Graeme Revell ("Pitch Black").

Visual effects supervisor Rich Thorne oversees the film's 500-plus visual effects shots, including Daredevil's original Shadow World, a visual effects representation of his hyper-acute "radar sense." Legendary Hong Kong action choreographer Cheung Yan Yuen ("Charlie's Angels") along with stunt coordinator Jeff Imada oversaw the film's gravity-defying martial arts wirework sequences.

Marvel Comics' Daredevil: The Man Without Fear made his first appearance in 1964 at the height of the comic universe's "silver age." This period also saw the origins of other Marvel stalwarts such as The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, The Mighty Thor, The X-Men and Spider-Man. Since then, Daredevil has become one of the most popular comic book heroes of all time.

Daredevil was part of a world of characters created in an era like ours, fraught with tension and uncertainty. Marvel made its superheroes real people, with real problems the audience could relate to. Daredevil in particular has deeply human flaws, is literally handicapped, and is mortal.

"All the characters I came up with had handicaps," Stan Lee notes about the legendary collection of superheroes he created in a whirlwind three-year period. In 1964, as Lee and Everett were thinking about their next creation, it occurred to the legendary comic creators that nobody had yet created a blind superhero. Running with this idea, Lee carried out extensive research and learned that when people lose their eyesight, other senses take over and compensate. "I wondered, what if those senses could take over to a much greater degree than would be normal," Lee recalls.

And thus Daredevil was born.

Unlike other Marvel characters experiencing radiological accidents that drastically altered their appearance or biological makeup, Daredevil remained human. A freak accident gives Daredevil his signature "radar sense," but does not alter him in any other significant ways.

Following the tragic mishap, Matt embarks on a training regimen to build his body, mind and senses. He learns that he can "see" by the vibrations made by sound – he can even hear a man's heart beating – and he possesses extraordinary senses of touch and smell. In the words of famed Daredevil comic writer / artist Frank M

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