In order for 20th Century Fox to keep the Daredevil franchise, the studio needs to be in production by October 10, 2012.  Joe Carnahan had a gritty take on the character set in the ’70s, but the studio turned the idea down.

Now on the internet are two sizzle reels that were used to give the studios a feel for what he was aiming for.

If Carnahan could have pushed the movie to a hard R or even NC-17 that is seen above, that would have been one intense movie, and I would have lined up for that one.

The big question now is what will happen to Daredevil? If the character goes back to Marvel/Disney, there is little chance we’ll see a movie hit theaters anytime before 2017, if the studio even decides to reboot the character and movie.

If the NC-17 version was too intense for you, here is a tamer version for you.

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. August 15, 2012 at 8:34 am — Reply

    Everywhere else I’m reading about this, they’re saying this sizzle reel is what had him in the director’s chair. Everyone loved the pitch. They just ran out of time.

    It is interesting, though, to wonder what Marvel will do with Matt Murdock and, if they had the rights to him at the beginning of the year, what the next couple years of Marvel movies would look like. Would they have greenlit Guardians of the Galaxy or Ant-Man if they could have, instead, greenlit a Daredevil movie?

  2. randdoom42
    August 15, 2012 at 9:04 am — Reply

    I agree I would like to see these movies come home to marvel and let the people who publish these books do a good story.

  3. DocMidnyte
    August 15, 2012 at 10:11 am — Reply

    No offense, but I think trying to put the story in the 70’s was a huge mistake. It sounds all artsy and cool, but I think in the end it would damage the film and the marketability.

  4. Bernard
    August 15, 2012 at 11:29 am — Reply

    This might have worked with Iron Fist and Luke Cage, but I don’t see it with DD

  5. b003
    August 16, 2012 at 9:46 pm — Reply

    70’s? Master of Kung Fu all the way!

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