Let’s get something clear I’m a massive fan of director Joe Carnahan, I love Narc, I’m an unashamed Smokin’ Aces fan and I personally believe The Grey was one of the best films of last year. So the man can do no wrong in my eyes.
That being said Carnahan is taking some critical fire for an email he wrote to MGM’s president of production, Jonathan Glickman. In it he expresses his displeasure, (which is putting it mildly), at being replaced as director on the Death Wish remake, which he also wrote the script for. Apparently the project is currently courting Bruce Willis for the lead which has also incensed Carnahan even further:
You had a potential Oscar-winning film with maybe the best script in Hollywood but because you’re a coward and a dumb cunt you now have an untested second-time director and an arrogant, lazy, aging action star that will run that poor kid into the ground. Good luck, asshole. You’re a spineless, gutless turd who doesn’t belong in this business. Enjoy your run as a `studio head,’ Glickman. It’s going to be a short one.
I don’t know about you but I’ve genuinely lost count of the times I’ve wished to replace ‘Yours Sincerely‘ with ‘Fuck you‘ when typing out an email. The man is obviously passionate about his craft and is clearly upset after putting in the hours over the project which, for whatever reason, he is now no longer involved. Let’s just revisit some happier times with quite possibly the most intense opening scene of a movie ever made.