Before Fox lost the rights to the franchise, and before Joe Carnahan delivered his pitch, filmmaker David Slade ("The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," "30 Days of Night") was attached to the reboot of the Marvel superhero "Daredevil". Slade ended up having to drop out due to his commitments to NBC's "Hannibal".
Now, speaking with Film School Rejects about the scrapped project, Slade says his version would have been "really complex and exciting. It was complicated and the most unimaginable Fox way possible. I was really, really excited about."
Slade's version would have been set the 1970s and have Kingpin going through New York dealing with the Irish mafia. Also, Daredevil would be donning the yellow suit.
He has also seen Carnahan's video pitch - "It's funny. I remember Joe Carnahan went after it hard when the rights were about to go. He cut together that thing that was great and exciting, but it was kind of sad, in a way, because everything in that trailer we had attempted to do [laughs]. Every single thing".
Source: Film School Rejects