Sony wants The Grey filmmaker to rewrite and direct its action thriller about a team of high-level bodyguards.
The director of The Grey discusses his near-miss with Fox’s Daredevil reboot, and why his adaptation of Mark Millar’s Nemesis hasn’t happened yet.
The Grey director Joe Carnahan has announced that he and brother Matthew have begun writing Nemesis, based on the comic by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven. “This script is gonna be a beast,” Carnahan said.
With the Daredevil film rights poised to revert to Marvel, director Joe Carnahan has released the sizzle reel he used to pitch Fox his vision for a “Serpico-styled” thriller in which the Man Without Fear watched over an early-’70s Hell’s Kitchen.
With the clock run down on Fox’s Daredevil plans, multiple reports indicate that Marvel could reclaim the film rights to the Man Without Fear as soon as mid-October.
With the clock ticking down for Fox to begin production on Daredevil, the studio has reportedly begun talks to swap Marvel the rights to Galactus and Silver Surfer in exchange for a rights extension that would give Joe Carnahan time to move into the director’s chair.
Writer/director Joe Carnahan explains that he’s basing his version of Death Wish on the original book, and that he wants The Grey actor Frank Grillo for the lead.