After we just reported some good news regarding the future of the Fantastic Four reboot, we sadly can't say the same for 20th Century Fox's take on the character of Daredevil. According to Deadline, director David Slade has dropped out of the planned reboot of the series after his duties on the NBC drama, Hannibal, got in the way of the studio's plan to put the movie into production by the fall.

The studio needs to put this movie into production by then or it risks losing the rights to the property to Marvel. Apparently the studio has a script in place that executives are very happy with, but now they just need to find a director capable of turning it into the first part of a potential franchise under some very short notice. If Fox is to retain the rights to the character, expect a new director to be announced very soon.

[via Deadline]