Joe Carnahan Says His DAREDEVIL Pitch “Went Up in Smoke” [Updated]

     August 14, 2012

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Last week, we reported the exciting news that Fox was looking at director Joe Carnahan (The Grey) to reboot Daredevil.  The studio needs to get a reboot of the Man without Fear into production by October 10th or else the rights for the character will revert to Marvel Studios.  There was even word that Fox, in order to hold onto the rights a little longer, was willing to make a trade with Marvel.  This report was later denied, and we learned that Fox was still lukewarm on rebooting Daredevil.  Carnahan was still involved, but now that may have changed as well.

Hit the jump for more including two very cool updates:

I’m a big fan of Carnahan’s movies, and I was excited to hear his name attached to a reboot of Daredevil.  However, he tweeted some disappointing news earlier today:

Think my idea for a certain retro, red-suited, Serpico-styled superhero went up in smoke today kids.

We shall see. Time is NOT on anyone’s side.

It’s doubtful Carnahan is still attached after saying that the studio wasn’t interested in his pitch, which is unfortunate because I bet Carnahan would bring a fresh take for the character.  Daredevil needs a push in order to be more than the Marvel Universe’s version of Batman.  Honestly, what is Daredevil’s superpower?  He’s blind, but he can see.  He’s also got batons, which are easily one of the weirdest weapons a hero has ever wielded.

With less than two months to go until Daredevil would have to go into production, it’s looking highly unlikely that Fox will hold on to the rights.

Updates:

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