'Stretch' has gone through a bit of a rough period. The film, directed by Joe Carnahan and produced by Jason Blum, was originally set for a theatrical premiere back in March, but Universal Studios decided to drop it from its release slate, choosing to utilize other creative methods. Now, with an Amazon and iTunes release on October 7, and a VOD release on October 14, the first 'Stetch' trailer has debuted online.
'Strech', the new action-thriller starring Chris Pine, Jessica Alba and Patrick Wilson, was scheduled to be released in just two months (on March 21), but now it won't be released at all. Universal Pictures abruptly pulled the plug on the film at the last minute after they balked at the $20-40 million needed to properly promote the film. If you know 'Stretch' director Joe Carnahan at all, you know he wasn't happy.
Joe Carnahan is moving from wolves in the wild to soldiers in Boston for his next prospective project: an adaptation of the Chuck Hogan novel 'Devils in Exile,' re-titled 'Sugar Bandits' for the big screen.
Joe Carnahan has had some of the worst luck in Hollywood as his list of almost-made films is nearly as long as his actual resume. And now another title can be added to the pile of almosts as Carnahan has exited the 'Death Wish' remake.
Joe Carnahan, who was trying to direct 'Daredevil' for 20th Century Fox before their rights ran out, has now signed on for another comic book adaption, this time at Warner Brothers. The book is 'Undying Love,' which involves soldiers, vampires, mobsters and the Hong Kong Underground.
It looks like Joe Carnahan's take on 'Daredevil' will be one of those great "What If" projects that fans will speculate about for a long time, like David Lynch directing 'Return of the Jedi' or Ridley Scott helming 'Dune.' Carnahan said on Twitter he would unleash his demo reels if his followers were interested, and now we have them.
The 'Daredevil' reboot Fox is currently planning is working under a tight time constraint. The studio has until October 10th to greenlight the project before the rights revert back to Marvel Studios. The project seemed to have some life when Fox brought in director Joe Carnahan ('The Grey') who had some passion for the material. Sadly, it doesn't look as if Fox shared that passion.
Things get a little tricky when some of your characters belong to another studio -- such is the case with Marvel Studios and Fox. Fox wants Joe Carnahan on the 'Daredevil' reboot, but those rights are going to run out soon. Solution: Fox and Marvel are discussing a trade that would give Silver Surfer and Galactus back to Marvel in exchange for more time with the blind superhero.