We recently showed you a video created by director Joe Carnahan (The Grey) that was presented to 20th Century Fox as a pitch for the "Daredevil" reboot. The pitch was rejected, which is why Carnahan posted it online.
Today, Kevin Tancharoen (Fame, Mortal Kombat: Rebirth) has unveiled a video pitch from several years ago to direct "The Hunger Games." The film eventually went to Gary Ross and became a massive success for Lionsgate.
These pitches are basically put together using footage from other movies to demonstrate the pacing, tone and overall vision of the proposed film. Directors usually spend their own money and taken months to put together a package for presentation, which studios reject all the time. But this process has become the standard for big studio films.
Check out Tancharoen's pitch below. And you might remember that he previously put together a pitch for a "Mortal Kombat" reboot. The studio gave him a shot to direct a "Mortal Kombat" web-series and has now hired him to direct the movie.
It it weren't for the MORTAL COMBAT on his resumé, I'd swear he wasn't necesarily a "pitcher", but a "catcher"...
Kurskijwrites: on September 6th, 2012 at 10:29:53 PM
In some shots that girl looks suspiciously like Russel Crowe. Guess thats what thug life does to you.
Avirexwrites: on September 7th, 2012 at 12:55:07 AM
People been doing this sh*t on Youtube for at least the last seven years. These pitches are not much better, in fact probably worse.
"Directors usually spend their own money and taken months to put together a package for presentation"
What f*cking money? All they did was download some movies from Piratebay and sloppily edit it all together. Doesn't cost a f*cking dime. And if that video took "months" to put together then that's just f*cking sad.
Avirexwrites: on September 7th, 2012 at 12:56:27 AM
Do us all a favor Kevin and stick to 'directing' dance movies.
minkowskiwrites: on September 7th, 2012 at 2:30:05 PM
"People been doing this sh*t on Youtube for at least the last seven years. These pitches are not much better, in fact probably worse"
That, too, was my first thought, and then, after I further considered the movie in question, my last thought.