May 9, 1969 |
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, producer|
Joseph Aaron "Joe" Carnahan (born May 9, 1969) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, producer and actor best known for his films Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane, Narc, Smokin' Aces, The A-Team, and The Grey. He is the brother of screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan and producer Leah Carnahan.
Early life 
Movie career 
In 1998 he won some cult and critical acclaim for his film Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane which premiered in September 1997 at the New York Independent Feature Film Market and later at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.
He directed the 2002 Detroit-set thriller Narc, starring Ray Liotta and Jason Patric. Following Narc, he directed an entry in the BMW Films titled Ticker starring Clive Owen and Don Cheadle. At one point he was solicited to direct Mission: Impossible III, produced by Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner (who also executive produced Narc), however he subsequently left the production due to conflicting views on the tone of the film. It was also announced in October 2005 Carnahan would be directing a film based on the life of convicted drug dealer Will Wright, but the project seems to be abandoned.
He is also attached to direct an adaptation of James Ellroy's novel White Jazz with George Clooney producing and starring, but Clooney later pulled out from the production. He was also set to direct Mark Bowden's book Killing Pablo, but there is no set release date for the film. Most recently, Carnahan penned Remarkable Fellows for Universal and is writing the action science fiction piece Cobalt with good friend and actor Brian Bloom. Both Bloom and Carnahan were then hired by Fox for the revamping of their long-gestating A-Team project, based on the hit '80's television series. Carnahan directed the film. He directed the 2012 thriller The Grey, starring Liam Neeson. He may direct the film adaption of the Garth Ennis graphic novel Preacher. He is currently writing the script for the film adaptation of the Mark Millar comic book series Nemesis with his brother Matthew and Joe will be directing.
|1998||Taco Heaven||No||No||Yes||No||No||N/A||Short film|
|1998||Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Sid French||N/A|
|2000||Nail in My Coffin||No||No||No||Yes||No||N/A||Short film|
|2002||The Hire: Ticker||Yes||No||Yes||No||No||N/A||Short film|
|2003||Boyz Up Unauthorized||No||Yes||No||No||No||N/A||Executive producer
|2008||Pride and Glory||No||No||Yes||No||No||N/A||N/A|
|2009||The Fourth Kind||No||Yes||No||No||No||N/A||N/A|
|2010||Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||N/A||Executive producer|
|2010||The A-Team||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Mike 'The Operator'||Role credited as Bo Anzo|
|2011||The Devil's Dosh||No||Yes||No||No||No||N/A||Short film
|2013||Dino and Dash||No||Yes||No||No||Yes||Himself||Television film
|2013||Those Who Kill||Yes||No||No||No||N/A||N/A||Television film|
|2013||Active Shooter||No||No||No||No||No||Joe Carnahan (rumored)||N/A|