Joe Carnahan’s ‘Daredevil’ Pitch ‘Went Up In Smoke’

Something is rotten in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. Matt Murdock hasn’t been seen on the big-screen since 2003’s “Daredevil” — scratch that, since 2005’s “Elektra” (that’s right, if we’re not allowed to forget that movie exists, then you’re not allowed to either). And even as the clock winds down, it’s beginning to look less and less likely that he’ll be back in theaters any time soon.

Joe Carnahan, the man rumored to adapt “Daredevil” now that David Slade is no longer attached to direct, recently tweeted remarks that suggest his involvement with the Marvel superhero is no longer such a sure thing.

“Think my idea for a certain retro, red-suited, Serpico-styled superhero went up in smoke today kids,” Carnahan tweeted. “We shall see. Time is NOT on anyone’s side.”

He’s right about that last point. Fox has just under two months to get a “Daredevil” movie in production in front of cameras or else the rights to the character revert back to Marvel Studios — an outcome that many fans wouldn’t be too disappointed by.

But if Murdock makes his Marvel again, there’s no guarantee that he’ll be on a faster track to the big-screen. Marvel has more than enough on its plate right now, more or less booked solid through 2015 (when the “Avengers” sequel presumably hits), leaving one to wonder where, when and how a Marvel-owned “Daredevil” could come to light.

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