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Check out the fantastic sizzle reels Joe Carnahan put together to pitch Daredevil (which Fox has now passed on)

08.15.2012

Daredevil brooding art

Hope it's not too early to break your heart a little.

There's no telling exactly why Fox passed on Joe Carnahan's take on The Man Without Fear - as he Tweeted Monday night, "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."  That being said, the main deal may have been that the studio loved what Carnahan had to show and say but that other commitments and contracts prevented him from being able to make the oft-mentioned date of October 10th.  That's when the rights are scheduled to revert to Marvel, and two months is simply not enough time to get everything together for what is meant to be a big-time, money-making superhero flick. 

Could Carnahan take his concept in turn to Marvel once the rights revert? It's possible.  Hopeful, in fact, as the sizzle reels shown below are f***ing spectacular and perfect.  They're the tone DAREDEVIL both needs and deserves right now, and if for whatever reason Carnahan doesn't eventually get the job then I hope whoever does takes a good long look at the really great work Carnahan did for his pitch.

Can you dig it?

Extra Tidbit: So what's happening with DEATH WISH?
Source: VarietyTwitter

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