Time is running on Fox keeping the movie rights to Daredevil. Director Joe Carnahan has released his “sizzle reel” showing the 1970′s vibe his take on the The Man Without Fear would have been. This reel is reportedly how Carnahan sold his Serpico style pitch to the studio. The reel combines art from Frank Miller’s acclaimed Born Again storyline with music and footage from 1970′s movies like Superfly and The Warriors and the 2005 Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck. This film would have been set in 1974 in a very violent Hell’s Kitchen. Can you dig it?
Given the current success of the Mark Waid’s more upbeat reboot of Daredevil, I’m not sure if the gritty version would work if the film rights do to back to Marvel. I still dream of Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist solo movies followed by a big team up. Kind of a street level Avengers.
Daredevil featuring the art of Mike Allred is out this week in comic book shops!
Thanks to Comic Book Resources for the movie update.