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Mark Millar Says 'Nemesis' Moving Ahead With Joe Carnahan Directing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2012 1:40 PM
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The ratio of truth to... exagerrated truth with Mark Millar doesn't give the kind of odds you'd want to put any kind of significant money on. But every now and then he's right, and he's at least entertaining to a certain degree, but as always, take this with a grain of salt with a side order of skepticism.

Watch: Joe Carnahan's '70s-Soaked NC-17 & PG-13 Sizzle Reels For 'Daredevil'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 8:58 AM
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What could have been... With the rights to "Daredevil" now headed back to Marvel this fall after the clock ran out on Fox, it's likely this is the most we're ever going to see of what a grittier, more adult take on the superhero might have been. Director Joe Carnahan wasn't kidding when he said his version was "Serpico styled," and last night he unveiled the sizzle reels he made for the proposed movie which owe a tremendous debt to 1970s cinema.

Joe Carnahan Says Pitch For "Serpico-Styled" 'Daredevil' "Went Up In Smoke"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2012 8:56 AM
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....and the clock keeps ticking. With an October 10th deadline looming before Fox loses the rights to "Daredevil," it seems their search to find a director may not be over. In July, previously attached helmer David Slade exited the picture, and just over a week ago, word hit that Fox was reaching out a hand to Joe Carnahan to take over. Well, that meeting took place, and apparently it did not go well.

Fox Want Joe Carnahan For Gritty 'Daredevil,' May Give Marvel Silver Surfer & Galactus For Rights Extension

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 6, 2012 4:28 PM
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Has someone over at Fox been reading The Playlist? It was only a few weeks ago, shortly after David Slade exited "Daredevil," that we unveiled our list of possible replacements, and one of them was none other than Joe Carnahan. "He's got style, blockbuster experience and a good feel for street life, which seems to be a good mix for a project like this," we wrote, and it seems the suits over at the studio agree. 

Joe Carnahan To Direct Pilot Of A&E Remake Of Danish Crime Series 'Those Who Kill'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2012 6:27 PM
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Fans of Scandanavian drama (or at least American remakes thereof) take heart. While AMC axed "The Killing" this afternoon, A&E is moving ahead with another murderously titled show in "Those Who Kill," and have brought on Joe Carnahan to help get it off the ground.

5 Directors Who Could Replace David Slade On The 'Daredevil' Reboot

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 12, 2012 2:55 PM
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There's a job vacancy going at 20th Century Fox. And one that needs to be filled pretty urgently. Late last night, it was announced that David Slade, director of "Hard Candy," "30 Days Of Night and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," who'd won the job of helming a reboot of Marvel superhero "Daredevil" for the studio, had left the project, citing a commitment to the pilot of NBC series "Hannibal." Directors leave projects all the time, but what makes this a bit of a problem for Fox is that the clock is ticking on their option on the character, and if a film isn't before cameras before the end of the year, the rights are likely to revert back to Marvel, cutting off a potential cash cow. And so a new director is needed, and needed fast.

Joe Carnahan's 'Groundhog Day'-Style Action Movie 'Continue' Moving Ahead At Fox

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 31, 2012 1:41 PM
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Back in January when Joe Carnahan was busy wrong-footing everyone with a surprisingly mature follow-up to “Smokin’ Aces” and “The A-Team” in the form of “The Grey,” he also started talking a little about what features might come next. One of those was “Continue,” which Carnahan candidly described as “ ’Groundhog Day’ as an action movie,” and “funny as shit.” But we got the feeling that as passionate as he was about that project, he had his heart set on making “Killing Pablo,” which during the same interview he described as being “the best script I’ve ever written.”

Joe Carnahan To Direct 'Cross Brothers'; Ralph Fiennes & Bryan Singer Sought For 'Imitation Game' & David Yates Takes 'A Reliable Wife'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 2, 2012 9:04 AM
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Very occasionally, the trades do something known in the journalism trade as "burying the lede" -- dropping a hint of a separate story in a piece about something else entirely, which can often be passed over at first glance. As it turns out, there's been a couple of examples of this in the last few days: potential projects hinted at by some names who've been in the news a lot of late.

Joe Carnahan Says 'Death Wish' Will Be A Contemporary Remake Based On The Book, Frank Grillo Eyed For A Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2012 12:24 PM
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Yesterday, Twitter enthusiast Joe Carnahan promised his followers he would provide an update on the just announced remake of "Death Wish" he will be writing and directing. And, for those who stayed glued to their feeds, they got a little bigger window into what "The Grey" helmer has planned.

Joe Carnahan To Write & Direct Remake Of 'Death Wish'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 30, 2012 9:04 AM
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Joe Carnahan must be feeling vindicated this morning. The writer/director broke out with 2002's terrific, muscular cop thriller "Narc," but hasn't had a lot of joy since: his 2006 sub-Guy Ritchie action-comedy "Smokin' Aces" wasn't beloved by many, while a director-for-hire gig on the would-be-tentpole "The A-Team" was tepidly received by audiences and critics alike. But from that, he reteamed with star Liam Neeson for a far more personal project, the existential killer-wolf survival tale "The Grey," and was validated in a big way when the positively-received film topped the box office this weekend with a strong $20 million haul. Presumably, this has given him the cache to make something bigger and better next time around, something even dearer to his heart, like dream projects "White Jazz" or "Killing Pablo."

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