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Joe Carnahan Unveils Pitch Video for Failed "Gemini Man," with Clint Eastwood Posted: October 10th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
When director Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) heard that 20th Century Fox was planning to reboot "Daredevil", he put together a short trailer-like video to give Fox an idea of what he would do with the franchise. The video (watch here) was compiled using footage from other movies, which is a common practice in Hollywood. In fact, the majority of directors have had to put together one of these when going after studio projects. Depending on the director and the film, the videos can cost a significant amount of money and can take weeks to produce. And in majority of cases, all the hard work is for nothing. That's what happened with Carnahan after Fox rejected his "Daredevil" pitch, and it happened again when Warner Bros rejected his pitch for "Gemini Man." The studio instead went with director Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential) and writer David Benioff (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Troy). And eventually, the entire project fell apart. This is why Carnahan has unveiled his pitch video. Watch it below. "Gemini Man" revolves around an old hitman who is forced to do battle with a younger clone of himself. Carnahan was hoping to cast Clint Eastwood in the lead role.
Source: Joe Carnahan
17 comment(s) Profanity:
Serpico1988 writes: on October 10th, 2012 at 7:55:19 AM
trailertrash writes: on October 10th, 2012 at 8:01:38 AM
All that really did was make me think how f*cking great Clint Eastwood is ...
SACdaddy writes: on October 10th, 2012 at 8:14:21 AM
Sounds like Looper
Rambo writes: on October 10th, 2012 at 8:18:53 AM
who plays the chair?
CelluloidMan writes: on October 10th, 2012 at 10:36:55 AM
AND THAT'S STRIKE TWO, CARNAHAN!!
F*ck...it's been harder to get some work after A-TEAM, huh?
THE GRAY should have evened the odds though...
minkowski writes: on October 10th, 2012 at 11:18:11 AM
At Clint's age, it should have been called Bicentennial Man, but Chris Columbus already made that one.
Interestingly enough, the killer in Dirty Harry is named Scorpio.
SpookyCupcakes writes: on October 10th, 2012 at 1:31:59 PM
Seems like this Carnahan guy just can't catch a break
bane writes: on October 10th, 2012 at 2:45:25 PM
pornfly writes: on October 10th, 2012 at 4:21:30 PM
I luv time travel movies
But theres only so many scenarios that can be feesible
Butterfly Effect was borderline for me
Speaking of feesible Cabin in the Woods....cool and stoopid at the same damn time
trailertrash writes: on October 10th, 2012 at 6:30:40 PM
I watched Cabin in the Woods the other night, Wasn't too bad, Kinda cool with all the monsters tearing it up in the last 1/4 of the film.
Ranger writes: on October 10th, 2012 at 7:47:53 PM
Damn. I liked that.
Avirex writes: on October 10th, 2012 at 8:58:30 PM
"the videos can cost a significant amount of money and can take weeks to produce"
Bullsh*t. Just torrent a bunch of old flicks and sloppily edit them together with a sh*tty song. Doesn't cost sh*t or time.
entropyMUSE writes: on October 15th, 2012 at 10:44:47 PM
Looper in reverse ?