IESB’s Robert Sanchez is super tight with Fox’s Tom Rothman. Unfortunately for Robert, that hasn’t been worth so much lately, as Fox has just been shitting steaming turds onto celluloid for the last couple of years. But now that Rothman is facing the fact that his studio is falling apart like the McCain campaign, he’s trying to do some course correction. Part of that course correction involves getting back into the Marvel superhero game in a big way.
Robert sat down with Rothman recently for an interview, and during the course of that interview the rumored reboot of Daredevil came up. The upside: it’s happening, but Rothman won’t say when. The funny side: Rothman, known as a micro-manager and probably the least director-friendly exec in Hollywood, is claiming that he wants a ‘visionary’ on the film. Christopher Nolan gets name-dropped.
IESB: Would you do Daredevil as dark as The Dark Knight?
TR: Would it be as dark? I don’t know because what it really needs is, it needs a visionary at the level that Chris Nolan was. It needs someone, it needs a director, honestly, who has a genuine vision. What we wouldn’t do is just do it for the sake of doing it. Right? What we try to do is to get a creative engine for it, that really had a great vision for it, that’s what we would look for.
And then once that creative engine was hired, Rothman would endlessly meddle with it, and possibly send Richard Donner to set to ghost direct the thing.