Friday, May 03, 2013

Will "Daredevil" Pitch Fly With Disney ?

Now that Marvel Studios has re-acquired screen rights to Marvel Comics' "Daredevil" from 20th Century Fox, Sneak Peek "Narc" director Joe Carnahan’s 'sizzle reel' clip, incorporating footage from the first "DD" film, "The Warriors" and other films, as part of his pitch to direct a new film adaptation of the blind superhero.

Debuting April 1, 1964, Marvel Comics' "Daredevil" was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and illustrator Bill Everett ("Sub-Mariner") with input from Marvel 'Bullpen' artist Jack "King" Kirby.

Other noted illustrators contributing to the series included Gene Colan, Wally Wood and Frank Miller. 

"...Living in the 'Hell's Kitchen' neighborhood of New York City, 'Matt Murdock' is blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from an oncoming vehicle. Yet while he no longer can see, the radioactive exposure heightens his remaining senses beyond normal human ability. His father, a boxer named 'Jack Murdock', supports him as he grows up, though he is later killed by gangsters after refusing to throw a fight. After donning a yellow/black, and later a dark red, costume, Matt seeks out revenge against his father's killers as the superhero Daredevil..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Carnahan's "Daredevil"...