Last week, we reported that 20th Century Fox is interested in bringing director Joe Carnahan on board to direct the Untitled Daredevil Reboot. Today, we have word from the director himself that the studio shot down his take on the project, meaning the rights to Daredevil will most likely revert back to Marvel Studios. Here's what the filmmaker had to say through his Twitter account last 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."
Our report from last week revealed that Fox was seeking an extension for the looming production deadline of October 10. If the studio doesn't have the reboot in production by then, the rights go back to Marvel Studios. Marvel declined the extension. With less than two months to go before the rights change hands, and no director on board, it is almost certain that Marvel will control the fate of the Untitled Daredevil Reboot.
It isn't known if Marvel has any immediate plans to put Matt Murdock on the silver screen. They already have a full production slate with Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy hitting theaters within the next two years.