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Old 12-15-08, 02:47 PM
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The Crow Getting a Reboot

[“The Crow” will fly again.

Stephen Norrington has signed on to write and direct a reinvention of “The Crow,” based on the comic created by James O’Barr.

Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media is negotiating with producer Ed Pressman to acquire the film franchise and finance the film.

Pressman produced the 1994 Alex Proyas-directed screen transfer, in which rock musician Eric Draven is murdered trying to rescue his girlfriend from thugs, and returns from the dead one year later to exact vengeance. Though the original became a gothic-style hit that grossed nearly $100 million worldwide, it is primarily remembered for a tragic accident in which star Brandon Lee was killed during filming.

For Norrington, “The Crow” deal marks the end of a long screen sabbatical. After making his breakthrough with the Marvel Comics hero “Blade,” Norrington took on a big-budget comic transfer with “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Neither the director nor his star, Sean Connery, has made a film since.

Norrington said he felt demoralized by that experience, and the accomplished sculptor spent the next five years writing and working on his art. He made a deal to direct “Clash of the Titans” for Warner Bros., but left the project, he said, because he was “unable to excite Warner Bros. with my take, or influence the screenplay to any comfortable extent.” That pic goes into production early next year with Louis Leterrier at the helm.

Norrington resolved to focus on independent projects, and sparked to an approach on “The Crow” from Relativity production chief Tucker Tooley and Pressman. Norrington had a relationship with Pressman when they came close to making “Mutant Chronicles” several years ago. Both embraced Norrington’s vision of the antihero, which Norrington said will be different than the film Proyas made.

“Whereas Proyas’ original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style,” Norrington told Daily Variety.

Norrington is repped by Endeavor.
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1
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“Whereas Proyas’ original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style,” Norrington told Daily Variety.
Jeez, as if the original Crow wasn't "hard-edged" enough! I'm counting down the days when this nihilistic decade of movies finally ends.
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The first Crow is absolutely amazing. I don't know how it can be topped, really.
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The first Crow is absolutely amazing. I don't know how it can be topped, really.
It cant, they've tried 4 times, including the TV show.

Though I do kinda like City of Angels since it was a true sequel, and the TV show was decent since I like Marc Dacascos, and it was an interesting spin on the mythology.
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Totally misread the title, thought this was MST3K related.
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Old 12-15-08, 03:20 PM
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<-- cautiously optimistic.
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What a bunch of crap.
The original is a classic, cult classic if you want to call it that. and Alex Proyas direction and vision on this film can't be topped.
Stupidest shit I have heard all day.
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Maybe Stephen Norrington can get another legend to star in this and drive them so crazy they quit film altogether. I liked Blade but I'm not looking forward to this... Horrible idea and uninspiring directorial choice.
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Old 12-15-08, 04:22 PM
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For years I dreaded the day I saw such a headline...
Of all remakes, this was one I had hoped would be left alone.
Cant say I'm surprised, but extremely disappointed
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Strange, I just watched the original last night. Given the director's track record, I'd be shocked if it even starts filming; hopefully it doesn't.
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Old 12-15-08, 04:54 PM
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<-- cautiously optimistic.

<---agreed
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Stephen Norrington has been in Director Jail so many times he should be on Director Death Row at this point. He's all style, no substance.
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Old 12-15-08, 05:08 PM
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Funny enough, I just read over on SHH that Blade is in the works for a reboot as well. I wish they'd move on to something else.
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The only way I'd sit through this is if they get Brandon Lee to play the lead.
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Old 12-15-08, 05:28 PM
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The only way I'd sit through this is if they get Brandon Lee to play the lead.
Don't say that!
That would just allow them to believe they can get away with using archive footage and CGI !
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“Whereas Proyas’ original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style,” Norrington told Daily Variety.
The pitch: "It's a remake of the 'The Crow,' meets 'The Blair Witch Project!'"
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Hopefully it's as good as Norrington's last film, "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen".
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Old 12-15-08, 06:12 PM
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The first Crow is absolutely amazing. I don't know how it can be topped, really.

I agree. Hollywood, for fuck sake, STOP with the remakes and reboots!
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If there's room for improvement I have no problem with remakes/reboots. This isn't one of those cases.
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Wait--they're remaking Clash of the Titans?
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If there's room for improvement I have no problem with remakes/reboots. This isn't one of those cases.
Have you not seen the last 3-4 Crow projects? There is definitely room for improvement. How is it that everyone is interpreting 'reinvention' as 'remake?' To me they are totally different. Technically each sequel is a 'reinvention' since they have the same premise but different characters.

That being said, if this is a remake involving Eric Draven, then I totally agree with all of you. Fuck that guy.
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<---agreed
Oh yeah, right here:
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No!!!!!! Stop!!!! Just fucking stop!!!!!

The Crow is one of the best comic book films ever. Norrington is just another Hollywood tool jackass. I just hope this goes straight to video and die with the Furlong one.

Really, why the fuck do they need to reboot something that was great and is not even 20 years old?
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Old 12-15-08, 09:41 PM
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Brandon Lee legacy is that this movie is a bench-mark for him and genre.

So what does hollywood want to do spit on his Legacy and that sad.

Let me say to all of us Lee fans (Bruce Lee-Brandon Lee) those two were cut from the same cloth and never can be replaced in this lifetime or the next.
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The first Crow is absolutely amazing. I don't know how it can be topped, really.
Totally agree.
I hope this ends up actually being another Crow movie, and not a remake of the first one.
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