Stephen Norrington will remake The Crow
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Posted 12/20/08

Stephen Norrington, the director of 1998’s “Blade” starring Wesley Snipes and 2003’s “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”, both adaptations of comic books, has signed on to write and direct a reinvention of “The Crow,” based on James O’Barr’s original comic, according to a report from Variety.com.

“The Crow” was first adapted for the big screen in 1994, where it was directed by Alex Proyas. Rock musician Eric Draven is murdered trying to rescue his girlfriend from thugs, and returns from the dead one year later to exact vengeance with immortality and a mysterious crow to guide him. Though the original film is known as a cult and critical hit that grossed nearly $100 million worldwide and is still a gothic cult classic, it is also famously known for a tragic accident in which star Brandon Lee, who played Draven, was killed during filming.

“The Crow” dealings in the works now mark the end of a long screen sabbatical from Norrington, who also works as a sculptor and has made creations for movies such as “Exorcist: The Beginning” and the Aliens franchise but has not directed a film since 2003’s “League” adaptation, which met with critical and commercial failure and led to his self-imposed exile from film for a time, though he was at one point attached to the remake of “Clash Of The Titans”.

No details besides this have been released yet on the project, but Norrington says “Whereas Proyas’ original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style”.

“The Crow” was first published by Caliber Comics in 1989, created by James O’Barr to help him cope with the death of his girlfriend in a drunk-driving accident.

Stay tuned to Shockya.com for Crow news and more.

By Costa Koutsoutis, (Source: Variety.com)
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Posted 12/20/08
hope they make it good.cuz both blade and LEM sucked
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I liked Blade but everything else was pretty much crap. I hope he does a good job with the Crow because the sequals that followed bit, that and I do love the original so he's really needs to have a good retake lol
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Posted 8/23/09
rip Brandon Lee
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Posted 2/2/10
I can't see anyone to be a better crow than Brandon. Mark Dacascos tried, but was far from Brandon's performance. Hope they change their mind.
Posted 2/2/10
Please leave the crow alone.
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rainy_days_and_days wrote:

Please leave the crow alone.

thank you my friend
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