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Marc Webb, Scott Cooper, Joe Carnahan, Sarah Polley, Agnieszka Holland & More Line Up New Projects

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 25, 2014 3:14 PM
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We're not sure what's in the water right now, but in the last 48 hours or so, it seems every director around the world is lining up new gigs. Maybe they're looking for a summer project to keep them busy? We have no idea, but we'll run them down, so let's get to it:

Universal Drops Joe Carnahan's 'Stretch,' Director Shares Reaction On Twitter

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2014 9:00 AM
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While Joe Carnahan has lately been getting press for the movies he hasn't been able to make ("Daredevil" and potential Oscar winner "Death Wish"), you may have forgotten he's got "Stretch" in the can. The low budget comedy-thriller (it cost under $5 million) had been scheduled to hit theaters on March 21st, but perhaps the lack of a marketing campaign should've indicated something was afoot. Indeed, THR reports that Universal has dropped the movie from their schedule, with no current plans to release it in theaters.

Joe Carnahan Calls 'Death Wish' Remake "A Potential Oscar-Winning Film" In Livid Email To MGM

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 20, 2013 4:56 PM
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When Joe Carnahan exited the brewing remake of Charles Bronson's vigilante classic "Death Wish" earlier this year, it was reported that it was due to creative differences, specially casting. The studio wanted Bruce Willis and Carnahan, well, didn't. But it seems that difference of approach really burned up the filmmaker.

Joe Carnahan Bringing Anne Rice To TV, Bryan Singer Goes To Syfy With 'Pacific Rim'-Esque Drama

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • September 26, 2013 10:19 AM
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While Joe Carnahan continues to mull over which one of the many feature film projects he wants to direct next, it looks like he’ll be getting involved in helming another network drama, following the premiere this week of "The Blacklist." CBS has tapped him to direct their drama series project “Angel Time,” which is based on characters from Anne Rice’s “The Songs of the Seraphim” novel series.

Chris Pine Joins Patrick Wilson In Joe Carnahan's 'Stretch'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 14, 2013 5:33 PM
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Chris Pine
A long, long time ago, before Chris Pine was Captain Kirk, he had a very different kind of role; one of the three psychotic Tremor Brothers (alongside Kevin Durand and Maury Sterling), "Mad Max"-like neo-Nazis who stole the show in Joe Carnahan's fun-on-paper, less-so-in-practice "Smokin' Aces." The film didn't make much of an impact, and many forget that Pine was even in, but he clearly made an impression on the director; Carnahan wanted to cast Pine alongside George Clooney in his film version of James Ellroy's "White Jazz" (and in his Escobar movie "Killing Pablo") only to be foiled when Pine was cast in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot.

Joe Carnahan Stealing Director's Chair For Robbery Drama 'Sugar Bandits'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 30, 2013 9:25 AM
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Though “The Grey” director Joe Carnahan is generally regarded as purveyor of all things gritty and testosterone-fueled, that doesn't mean his luck with launching projects is always golden. His darker “Daredevil” and “Gemini Man” sizzle reels remained just that, and casting disputes with Paramount led him off the “Death Wish” remake, but we'll see how his chances fare with a new project that similarly suits his distinctive style.

Joe Carnahan Exits 'Death Wish,' Studio Wants Bruce Willis To Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2013 6:19 PM
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The remake of "Death Wish" is an interesting prospect, particularly with Joe Carnahan at the helm, who signed up just over a year ago. The original, a distinct B-movie, but one a bit more accomplished than most, still resonates today with its vigilante theme and big guns dispensing justice. And Carnahan, whose movies are pumped through with testosterone, was an interesting choice to take it on, but he has now moved on over the standard tune of "creative differences."

Joe Carnahan Comments On '47 Ronin,' Says $200 Million Budget Put Unfair Pressure On Carl Rinsch

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2013 5:02 PM
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No matter what you think of his movies, there aren't many people who give it to you as straight and unfiltered as Joe Carnahan. He's already shared his pitch reels for "Daredevil" and "Gemini Man," and he's frequently on Twitter sharing his thoughts on almost anything. So he's a pretty good choice for CineFix's "Hollywood Trenches" web series thing, and for the first episode (which is aggravatingly being portioned out in seven parts), Joe Carnahan sits down to candidly talk about his career. And so far, so good.

Alexandre Aja Out, Joe Carnahan In For Vampire Flick 'Undying Love'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 27, 2012 9:56 PM
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While Joe Carnahan appears to be working on this action flick "Continue," tweeting over the weekend that he wanted to drop Frank Grillo's screen tests online, it looks like the director is adding another project to his plate.

Patrick Wilson Will 'Stretch' In Action Flick For Joe Carnahan; 'Eastern Promises' Scribe Steven Knight Penning Wild Chef Flick

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2012 10:21 AM
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It's AFM time, which means lots of projects are being announced, but whether or not they actually get made anytime soon continues to be up in the air. In fact, there is such a glut of films being tossed around the sales floor, only the barest scraps of info about some of them are making it out.

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