If it's crap ... We'll tell you
A testament to the speed by which deals are made, or undone, in Hollywood, it looks like we have an update on the recently proposed Daredevil reboot. If you recall, last week it was reported that Joe Carnahan ('The Grey') was in talks with Fox to direct their relaunch of the blind Marvel superhero Daredevil. His concept was that he was going to blend Frank Miller's iteration of the character with a 1970s era police drama. Sounds too good to be true, right? In fact that maybe exactly what it was. Carnahan revealed the not-so-cheery status on the project via his Twitter account...
"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."
You know, you allow yourself to get excited, to hope, and then you're hit smack in the face with that old maxim about not counting chickens before they hatch. I am curious to know what it is that caused the dissolution of the deal. It's obvious that he was in fact in talks with the studio or there would have been no cause to tweet such cryptic, but unmistakeable, sentiments. What impresses me about Carnahan is how he can handle films of various tones and weights. Sure, he proved he could handle off-the-wall, silly action fare with 'The A-Team,' but he then showed he had the chops to carry a more bleak, dramatic, human thriller with 'The Grey.' The new Daredevil has to be a dark, weighty character exploration, but also feature enough comic book action to appease fans and drive audiences to the theaters. There's no doubt in my mind that Carnahan is the right man for the job, and I am holding on to the fleeting possibility that the stars will still align on this and he will be the guy to reinvigorate Matt Murdock.
What do you guys think? Anyone holding out hope for Carnahan? If not, who would be your pick for director?