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Could Mark Wahlberg be The Crow in Stephen Norrington's remake?

10.19.2010

Um...

I'm currently scratching my head trying to process the news that Mark Wahlberg has been offered the lead role in THE CROW.

The horror fiends at Bloody Disgusting are saying that they can confirm this news. This isn't exactly official, so don't go smashing or breaking things just yet.

Stephen Norrington (THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN) will be the one helming the remake. Nick Cave is working on a re-write of the script with Norrington.

Nick Cave is pretty damn spectacular, but if this news is in fact true, will Wahlberg take the role? Could he be the next Eric? As much as I love Wahlberg, I just can't see this. Now, when Crow creator James O'Barr saw Brandon Lee for the first time he couldn't see it either. Then after going through the process and seeing the final product, O'Barr couldn't think of anyone better for the role. In his mind, Lee will always be Eric. This is all true by the way since I got to meet and talk with him during Dallas Comic-Con last year.

There's no other news on the project really, aside from the fact that the film will take place in Detroit.

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11:48AM on 10/21/2010
I can't picture it. He tried dark and brooding in Max Payne, and maybe that was a symptom of the script or direction, but I just can't see him pulling this off. Sorry Marky Mark.
I can't picture it. He tried dark and brooding in Max Payne, and maybe that was a symptom of the script or direction, but I just can't see him pulling this off. Sorry Marky Mark.
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5:12PM on 10/20/2010
Right, because hollywood is a living, breathing entity that is singlehandedly responsible for anything bad that comes out. How bout blame the general public or movie goers? maybe people who shit bricks and see Let Me In because of a decent trailer, forgetting that in the end its stilla shot by shot remake.
Right, because hollywood is a living, breathing entity that is singlehandedly responsible for anything bad that comes out. How bout blame the general public or movie goers? maybe people who shit bricks and see Let Me In because of a decent trailer, forgetting that in the end its stilla shot by shot remake.
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2:06PM on 10/20/2010

R U F**KING CRAZY?!

Marky Mark playing the Crow is about as stupid and unnecessary as Marky Mark doing Planet of the Apes! Oh wait ........... Aw shit! COME ON HOLYYWOOD, WAKE THE F**K UP!
Marky Mark playing the Crow is about as stupid and unnecessary as Marky Mark doing Planet of the Apes! Oh wait ........... Aw shit! COME ON HOLYYWOOD, WAKE THE F**K UP!
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11:46AM on 10/20/2010
i mean really all the sequels were pretty much remakes... they might as well call this the crow 5. maybe cast seth rogen, audiences love him.
i mean really all the sequels were pretty much remakes... they might as well call this the crow 5. maybe cast seth rogen, audiences love him.
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9:59AM on 10/20/2010
Fuck this .. and besides who they going to get to recapture the essence of total dickdom that were T-Bird, Skank and Funboy. Marky Mark is bullshit for this role... someone earlier mentioned Gordon-levitt...now I wouldnt mind that but this movie should not be remade its a damn classic! Say what you want about Brandon Lee but he was awesome as The Crow.
Fuck this .. and besides who they going to get to recapture the essence of total dickdom that were T-Bird, Skank and Funboy. Marky Mark is bullshit for this role... someone earlier mentioned Gordon-levitt...now I wouldnt mind that but this movie should not be remade its a damn classic! Say what you want about Brandon Lee but he was awesome as The Crow.
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9:53AM on 10/20/2010
Eh, he could pull it off. Honestly, it's not like this franchise has had any particularly worthwhile sequels yet and we already have the classic original so...not much to lose. let them go balls out insane with whatever the fuck they want to do with this remake - I just don't care anymore. They'll either make something awesome or another shitty Crow movie - no real loss either way.
Eh, he could pull it off. Honestly, it's not like this franchise has had any particularly worthwhile sequels yet and we already have the classic original so...not much to lose. let them go balls out insane with whatever the fuck they want to do with this remake - I just don't care anymore. They'll either make something awesome or another shitty Crow movie - no real loss either way.
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8:01AM on 10/20/2010

Sweet Jeebus. . .

No, no, and no.

Wahlberg is only as strong as his director. Outside of Boogie Nights I really haven't seen him portray any real depth or complexity unless he is being directed by someone with some real chops. Norrington? Please. This is an awful decision.
No, no, and no.

Wahlberg is only as strong as his director. Outside of Boogie Nights I really haven't seen him portray any real depth or complexity unless he is being directed by someone with some real chops. Norrington? Please. This is an awful decision.
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6:45AM on 10/20/2010

"NO WHAT?"

Wahlberg's a pretty funnu guy but no, I really can't see him as Draven
Wahlberg's a pretty funnu guy but no, I really can't see him as Draven
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3:59AM on 10/20/2010
Look. He's an actor, and he CAN do this. But, it's up to him. If he fucks this up he will have shit fall upon him like NO other from the fans. If he decides to take this on, he better be ready to deliver....and I think he realizes this. Hell..if he gives it his all, I am down. Go Wahlberg!
Look. He's an actor, and he CAN do this. But, it's up to him. If he fucks this up he will have shit fall upon him like NO other from the fans. If he decides to take this on, he better be ready to deliver....and I think he realizes this. Hell..if he gives it his all, I am down. Go Wahlberg!
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9:55AM on 10/20/2010
are you kidding? are the fans really all that hyped up and involved with this film after being let down more and more for 3 bad sequels?

I love the original film, and think parts 2 and 3 are mediocre at the very best - I don't care what happens with this remake.
are you kidding? are the fans really all that hyped up and involved with this film after being let down more and more for 3 bad sequels?

I love the original film, and think parts 2 and 3 are mediocre at the very best - I don't care what happens with this remake.
3:52AM on 10/20/2010
I love wahlberg and all but no way is he eric draven Brandon lee was!!! when will norrington learn no one wants this piece of shit and he should go on to do something better with his time
I love wahlberg and all but no way is he eric draven Brandon lee was!!! when will norrington learn no one wants this piece of shit and he should go on to do something better with his time
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9:56AM on 10/20/2010
keyword is..."was". You'd have to pull a real life Crow plot line to bring his dead ass back to reprise his role so...
keyword is..."was". You'd have to pull a real life Crow plot line to bring his dead ass back to reprise his role so...
2:14AM on 10/20/2010
"Hey, Crow, how's it hanging? A lot of people wanna shoot you but I just wanna talk to you, okay? We should do a film together, what do you think? Crow, I'm not joking around, this is a real thing, this could be huge! Alright, well, think about it okay. Say hi to your mother for me alright?"
"Hey, Crow, how's it hanging? A lot of people wanna shoot you but I just wanna talk to you, okay? We should do a film together, what do you think? Crow, I'm not joking around, this is a real thing, this could be huge! Alright, well, think about it okay. Say hi to your mother for me alright?"
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12:11AM on 10/20/2010

First off, the film shouldn't be remade.

Secondly, this is a crappy choice.
Secondly, this is a crappy choice.
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11:22PM on 10/19/2010

FFFF

NO GOD NO
NO GOD NO
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10:47PM on 10/19/2010
Great, an Eric Draven with a Boston accent.
Great, an Eric Draven with a Boston accent.
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9:57AM on 10/20/2010
an accent?! THE SERIES IS RUINED! *ignores Brandon Lee's mumbly accent in the first, and the British accent in the second film*
an accent?! THE SERIES IS RUINED! *ignores Brandon Lee's mumbly accent in the first, and the British accent in the second film*
10:35PM on 10/19/2010
While I think Norrington will fuck this up immensely, I am slightly interested to see Wahlberg with a crazy painted face talking to a crow then killing some dudes.
While I think Norrington will fuck this up immensely, I am slightly interested to see Wahlberg with a crazy painted face talking to a crow then killing some dudes.
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9:53PM on 10/19/2010
Why not? I've seen worse casting, plus Marky Mark, IMO, is way better of an actor than brandon lee was. But, yeah, this will probably suck balls anyways.
Why not? I've seen worse casting, plus Marky Mark, IMO, is way better of an actor than brandon lee was. But, yeah, this will probably suck balls anyways.
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8:52PM on 10/19/2010

No

just no. Why isn't this rated lower?
just no. Why isn't this rated lower?
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8:35PM on 10/19/2010
I laughed so hard.
I laughed so hard.
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8:34PM on 10/19/2010
I don't like the casting. I also don't like the idea of remaking The Crow.
I don't like the casting. I also don't like the idea of remaking The Crow.
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8:28PM on 10/19/2010

was jon hamm busy?

this sounds like very bad internetz fanboy casting.
this sounds like very bad internetz fanboy casting.
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8:01PM on 10/19/2010
I think this would be good casting. I think Wahlberg is a good actor and is very underrated. If he were The Crow in this remake, I could see him as a mix of him in "Fear" and "Max Payne". Even though there is only one Crow, I'm willing to give him the benefit. I still think Joseph Gordon-Levitt is still the best choice.
I think this would be good casting. I think Wahlberg is a good actor and is very underrated. If he were The Crow in this remake, I could see him as a mix of him in "Fear" and "Max Payne". Even though there is only one Crow, I'm willing to give him the benefit. I still think Joseph Gordon-Levitt is still the best choice.
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8:00PM on 10/19/2010

I can see it now....

"Hey bad guys...I'm Mark Wahlberg. I'm gonna shoot you now because you've all done bad things. And I'm the Crow. And I don't talk to plants anymore. Say hi to your mother for me."
"Hey bad guys...I'm Mark Wahlberg. I'm gonna shoot you now because you've all done bad things. And I'm the Crow. And I don't talk to plants anymore. Say hi to your mother for me."
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7:25PM on 10/19/2010
I'm willing on giving Wahlberg a chance...but no offense to you Blade fans Stephen Norrington is just awful.
I'm willing on giving Wahlberg a chance...but no offense to you Blade fans Stephen Norrington is just awful.
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7:04PM on 10/19/2010

Hey Marky Mark

Say Hi to your mother for me, okay.
Say Hi to your mother for me, okay.
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6:58PM on 10/19/2010
honestly, its something he'd do.
honestly, its something he'd do.
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6:52PM on 10/19/2010

HELL NO!!!

Marky Mark as Eric Draven just don't work. Besides we all know this is gonna go to one of those shitty Twilight kids anyway and it'll be like totally emo punk rock Dude.
Marky Mark as Eric Draven just don't work. Besides we all know this is gonna go to one of those shitty Twilight kids anyway and it'll be like totally emo punk rock Dude.
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6:36PM on 10/19/2010
I give Wahlberg a chance in everything he does. Having said that, I can easily see how this news could upset a LOT of people.
I give Wahlberg a chance in everything he does. Having said that, I can easily see how this news could upset a LOT of people.
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6:07PM on 10/19/2010

Ummm

They already made this movie. It was called Max Payne. and look how well that turned out.
They already made this movie. It was called Max Payne. and look how well that turned out.
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5:52PM on 10/19/2010
I like Wahlberg but not for this.
I like Wahlberg but not for this.
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5:49PM on 10/19/2010
"It can't rain all the time. Now say hi to your mother for me, okay?"
"It can't rain all the time. Now say hi to your mother for me, okay?"
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5:27PM on 10/19/2010
This just keeps sounding better and better to me. There's no point making anything even remotely similar to the original. I'm really looking forward to this.
This just keeps sounding better and better to me. There's no point making anything even remotely similar to the original. I'm really looking forward to this.
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5:25PM on 10/19/2010
Walberg works the best under capable directors and comes off like a whiny bitch under less than capable directors, The Departed vs The Happening, for example. Stephen Norrington is not a capable director.
Walberg works the best under capable directors and comes off like a whiny bitch under less than capable directors, The Departed vs The Happening, for example. Stephen Norrington is not a capable director.
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5:23PM on 10/19/2010

I'm so excited for this!

This is going to be the greatest Awfully Good movie ever!
This is going to be the greatest Awfully Good movie ever!
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5:21PM on 10/19/2010
actually i don't mind it. wahlberg is badass!
actually i don't mind it. wahlberg is badass!
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5:21PM on 10/19/2010

Ahahaha...

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....BWAHAHAHAHa
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....BWAHAHAHAHa
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