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Nov. 23, 2009by: Niki Stephens

The new attempt at THE CROW is still carrying on.

As everyone has been saying, it's hard to get mad at all the remakes/reboots/re-imaginings that come through here. However, I am not a fan of doing whatever it is their doing with THE CROW.

During press for BROTHERS, producer Ryan Kavanaugh gave an update to io9.com on a CROW relaunch. The script as you may already know is being penned and directed by Stephen Norrington. This is the first thing that bothered me, they gave a chance to the guy who directed THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN. I'm sorry, I just have nothing but bad feelings about that film. As far as the script is concerned apparently it's great, still needs to be tweaked, and hasn't been officially greenlit yet but they expect it to be soon enough.

Kavanaugh says that he can't really talk about the casting yet, "We've got good ideas. We're looking. We're in discussions....I think it's something cool, we're approaching it differently. It's really a whole relaunch of the franchise, much more of a dark superhero type. As far as if it will be a known or unknown actor playing Eric Draven, "It will be an actor you've heard of, yes. We're not ruling anything out. We're looking at both, with the very well known and the "very talented but they may not be quite there yet." Kavanaugh did want everyone to know that it's not a remake, but a relaunch.

When it comes to the makeup will it be the same? Nope. It's going to be completely different. He compares the new perspective on the character to be like the differences between the first BATMAN and BATMAN BEGINS. The new CROW will actually be more modern and relatable while still sticking with the "flavor" of the original idea. With all this news, I still don't feel any better.

Extra Tidbit: When I spoke to THE CROW creator, James O'Barr at Dallas Con, he said at first he thought Brandon Lee was too sensitive to play Draven, but his performance changed his mind. He couldn't imagine anyone else ever playing the part that because Lee was perfect. On a strange note, he did say a name that was getting thrown up a lot for the new Draven, Jason Statham. In response to that, he was noticeably bothered saying, "There's nothing goth about that guy."
Source: io9

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3:50PM on 11/29/2009

Do your research.

Norrington did not screw up League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, it was all studio bullshit that pinned him in to making a sub-par but likable film out of excellent source material. Sometimes, I don't think Nikki knows what she's talking about. She just doesn't do the research. Sucks because that's an important reason why such a fine work like LOEG, was so underwhelming. She leaves out the important bits.
Norrington did not screw up League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, it was all studio bullshit that pinned him in to making a sub-par but likable film out of excellent source material. Sometimes, I don't think Nikki knows what she's talking about. She just doesn't do the research. Sucks because that's an important reason why such a fine work like LOEG, was so underwhelming. She leaves out the important bits.
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1:02PM on 11/25/2009

What About?

I remember there being a rumour awhile back about a Crow script starring Trent Reznor as a futuristic bounty hunter who discovers the reason he appears to be indestructible is due to him being the Crow. It may be just me but I think it could work.
I remember there being a rumour awhile back about a Crow script starring Trent Reznor as a futuristic bounty hunter who discovers the reason he appears to be indestructible is due to him being the Crow. It may be just me but I think it could work.
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3:36PM on 11/24/2009
I agree that this film should NOT be remade. But The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was shit because of the studio putting pressure on Stephen Norrington and the other filmmakers, not because he had his way. Do your research.
I agree that this film should NOT be remade. But The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was shit because of the studio putting pressure on Stephen Norrington and the other filmmakers, not because he had his way. Do your research.
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10:21AM on 11/24/2009

No matter how they phrase it...

...it's still a remake, which I don't see the point of since Brandon Lee is no longer around and he was essentially the beginning and end of this series cinematically. Having said that (yes, I do watch Curb Your Enthusiasm, so feel free me to mock my use of that phrase openly), if they are going to forge ahead and greenlight an attempt at "relaunching" the film franchise, I would throw my hat in the ring with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the new Eric Draven.
...it's still a remake, which I don't see the point of since Brandon Lee is no longer around and he was essentially the beginning and end of this series cinematically. Having said that (yes, I do watch Curb Your Enthusiasm, so feel free me to mock my use of that phrase openly), if they are going to forge ahead and greenlight an attempt at "relaunching" the film franchise, I would throw my hat in the ring with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the new Eric Draven.
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5:07AM on 11/24/2009
Right I love the Crow, like the 2nd & try so hard to forget that the others were made. But a remake/relaunch? Don't like this idea. Lee's performance was amazing & the film rocks but it should be left alone. However, another film based on another novel & not Draven would be something I'm into if done right. Good cast (not statham), good script, good producer & maybe just maybe it would work.
Right I love the Crow, like the 2nd & try so hard to forget that the others were made. But a remake/relaunch? Don't like this idea. Lee's performance was amazing & the film rocks but it should be left alone. However, another film based on another novel & not Draven would be something I'm into if done right. Good cast (not statham), good script, good producer & maybe just maybe it would work.
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11:45PM on 11/23/2009
Some of these remakes are fine by me, but this is soo not needed.
Some of these remakes are fine by me, but this is soo not needed.
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11:33PM on 11/23/2009
Lol @ the tidbit--I wondered what O'Barr's take on all this was. God, Statham as The Crow..I think he's a great action star but would be wrong for this role.

So, making Draven more relatable and modern? Facial piercings? Twitter account?
Lol @ the tidbit--I wondered what O'Barr's take on all this was. God, Statham as The Crow..I think he's a great action star but would be wrong for this role.

So, making Draven more relatable and modern? Facial piercings? Twitter account?
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10:06PM on 11/23/2009

cool...

I'm ok with the effort here. I think Norrington has potential and for some reason I assume he knows how bad LXG was, so hopefully he comes back strong with this. If not, yeah, that woud suck.

Oh, and I don't think a "Crow" has to be goth since this is a "reboot" or whatever... but definitely not excited about the possibility of Statham in this (even though I like him otherwise).
I'm ok with the effort here. I think Norrington has potential and for some reason I assume he knows how bad LXG was, so hopefully he comes back strong with this. If not, yeah, that woud suck.

Oh, and I don't think a "Crow" has to be goth since this is a "reboot" or whatever... but definitely not excited about the possibility of Statham in this (even though I like him otherwise).
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8:30PM on 11/23/2009

Asinine

Different make up? Dark superhero? The Crow was a story O'Barr wrote to get over the grief of his dead fiancee, it's not fucking Wolverine.
Different make up? Dark superhero? The Crow was a story O'Barr wrote to get over the grief of his dead fiancee, it's not fucking Wolverine.
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4:58AM on 11/24/2009
I totally agree!!
I totally agree!!
7:58PM on 11/23/2009
aww dammit! the only way i would approve of this movie is if they did a sin city and made the movie exactly as it is in the graphic novel. the graphic novel is on of my favs and would love to see it on the big screen brought to life
aww dammit! the only way i would approve of this movie is if they did a sin city and made the movie exactly as it is in the graphic novel. the graphic novel is on of my favs and would love to see it on the big screen brought to life
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7:29PM on 11/23/2009

Norrington also directed...

Blade. League was crappy, but Blade was damn good. So he just might do a good job with The Crow. Get Tony Jaa!!!
And yeah, there sure as hell ain't nothing goth, about "The Transporter".
Blade. League was crappy, but Blade was damn good. So he just might do a good job with The Crow. Get Tony Jaa!!!
And yeah, there sure as hell ain't nothing goth, about "The Transporter".
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7:21PM on 11/23/2009
is it just me... or does the pic for the crow look a liiiiittle like The Joker..?
is it just me... or does the pic for the crow look a liiiiittle like The Joker..?
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7:42PM on 11/23/2009
It would be that the Joker looks a lot like that picture.
It would be that the Joker looks a lot like that picture.
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