by Josh Starnes, CMRO Editor
With the clock to the October 10 deadline for a new Daredevil film to start shooting ticking ever closer the prospects of the reboot are dim, according to director Joe Carnahan.
“Think my idea for a certain retro, red-suited, Serpico-styled superhero went up in smoke today kids,” Carnahan tweeted on August 14. “We shall see. Time is NOT on anyone’s side.”
Carnahan’s pitch for the reboot focused on 70s style New York crime films such as Taxi Driver and Dog Day Afternoon as the tone the film would take and according to the director the studio thought ” the pitch was tremendous and everyone flipped for it … the clock ticked down at Fox, that’s why it went tits up.”
Earlier in August Marvel had made an offer to Daredevil rights holder 20th Century Fox to extend the time needed to get the reboot off the ground in exchange for releasing the film rights to Galactus and the Silver Surfer back to Marvel. No official word of a deal has come down from Marvel or Fox and it seems likely Fox prefers to keep the Galactus and Silver Surfer rights for its proposed Fantastic Four reboot and let Daredevil go.
Carnahan had been brought into the troubled Daredevil reboot earlier this year when initial director David Slade departed the project after making little traction after a year’s development.
Though the Carnahan version of Daredevil will likely never be seen now, the director did release the sizzle reels he had put together for Fox executives as part of his pitch, which can be seen here: