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Elektra
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Credits
Title: Elektra
Genres: Action
Superhero fantasy
Directed by: Rob Bowman
Written by: Zak Penn; Stu Zicherman; Raven Metzner
Produced by: Sophie Addie; Avi Arad; Kevin Feige; Gary Foster; Mark Steven Johnson; Stan Lee; Josh McLaglen; Arnon Milchan; Brent O'Connor
Music by: Christophe Beck
Cinematography: Bill Roe
Edited by: Kevin Stitt
Production
Distributed by: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Marvel Enterprises
Released: January 14th, 2005
Rating: PG-13
Running time: 97 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $43,000,000
Gross: $56,558,953
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Elektra is an American action/adventure film of the superhero fantasy subegenre and a spin-off/sequel to the 2003 film Daredevil. It was directed by Rob Bowman with a script by Zak Penn, Stuart Zicherman and Raven Metzner. The movie was produced by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Marvel Enterprises and released theatrically in the United States on January 14th, 2005.

Elektra stars Jennifer Garner reprising the titular role of Elektra Natchios, who finds herself brought back from the dead after having been assassinated by the psychotic killer Bullseye. Falling back upon her own trade as a killer-for-hire, she takes on an assignment that has her questioning her virtue, while also presenting new challenges in the form of an elite group of super-powered killers, and the mystic ninja clan known as the Hand.

In addition to Jennifer Garner, the film also stars Goran Visnjic as Mark Miller, Kirsten Prout as Abby Miller, Will Yun Lee as Kirgi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Roshi, Natassia Malthe as Typhoid and Terence Stamp as Stick.

Plot

Cast

Actor Role
Jennifer Garner Elektra Natchios
Goran Visnjic Mark Miller
Kirsten Prout Abby Miller
Will Yun Lee Kirigi
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Roshi
Terence Stamp Stick
Natassia Malthe Typhoid
Bob Sapp Stone
Chris Ackerman Tattoo
Edson T. Ribeiro Kinkou
Colin Cunningham McCabe
Hiro Kanagawa Meizumi
Mark Houghton Bauer
Laura Ward Young Elektra
Kurt Max Runte Nikolas Natchios
Nathaniel Arcand Hand ninja #1
Aaron Au Hand ninja #2
Kevan Ohtsji Roshi servant
Ian Tracey Pool shark
Jane Mitsoula Elektra's mother
Sean Akira Glowering Ikuren
Taku Kawai Glowering Ikuren
Kendall Cross First paramedic
Ty Olsson Second paramedic
Nancy Wetzel Third paramedic
Paul Wu Fight instructor
Mark Driesschen Weatherman
Billy Bryan Dancing sheets
Jason Isaacs DeMarco
Tom Woodruff, Jr. Demon
Jesse Cadotte Civilian

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Notes

  • Elektra grossed $14,792,335 over it's opening weekend in the US, which is $302,411,119 less than Daredevil 's opening weekend receipts, which grossed $45,033,454.

Teaser poster.

  • The character of Elektra was created by writer/artist Frank Miller and first appeared in Daredevil, Volume 1 #168 in 1981.
  • Director Rob Bowman has also worked as a producer and director on episodes of The X-Files and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Along with writer Maurice Hurley, Rob Bowman also provided the voice for the Borg in their first appearance in the Star Trek: The Next Generation season two episode "Q Who".
  • This is not the first time that actor Terence Stamp has been attached to a comic book project. He is best known for playing leather-clad super-baddie General Zod in the 1980 film Superman II. Also in the Superman franchise, Stamp provided the voice of the disembodied Jor-El on the Smallville television series.
  • Actor Billy Bryan is uncredited for his participation in this film.
  • Actor Jason Isaacs is uncredited for his participation in this film.
  • The character of Stick first appeared in Daredevil, Volume 1 #176 - eight issues after the introduction of Elektra.
  • The character of Mark Miller is not to be confused with comic artist Mark Miller.
  • Mark and Abby Miller are exclusive to the continuity of the Elektra feature film and do not have a comic book counterpart.
  • The character of Typhoid is based on Mary Walker, aka Typhoid Mary, who is a Daredevil villain.
  • The Hand are a ninja assassin clan that appeared in Marvel Comics comic books and have been known foes of Daredevil, Elektra and Wolverine. They first appeared in Daredevil, Volume 1 #174. This is also the first appearance of Kirigi, who is an immortal ninja that cannot be killed.
  • In the comics, Stone was a student of Stick and a member of the order known as the Chaste. He first appeared in Daredevil #188.

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