Blade’s Stephen Norrington Locates The Lost Patrol

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And hopefully has forgotten all about remaking Alex Proyas’ magnificently and nearly perfect “The Crow”. One can only hope. According to THR, Norrington has come onboard to write and direct “The Lost Patrol” for Legendary Pictures. The film is described as “a supernatural action thriller set against the backdrop of World War II”, which makes it sound like a dozen other movies (half of them based on comic books) currently in production somewhere in Hollywood at this very same moment, but I digress. I’m sure this one is better. Or at least, more monster-y.

According to Norrington, the film will include “hardware, heroes, grime, [and] insane monsters.” Well, as long as they’re insane. It wouldn’t be very cool to be going around killing perfectly sane monsters now, would it? Of course not.

Norrington accrued mucho fanboy street cred when he produced one of the very first Marvel characters into a successful (and dare I say it, respectable) movie with “Blade”, but quickly lost it when he made Alan Moore crazy by adapting “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”. I’m just kidding. Moore was already nuts before that, but I’m sure the live-action version of LXG didn’t help matters.

So why are you guys remaking my movie again? Really, I'd just like to know. What's the dealio?

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Don’t remake the Crow. Just make a NEW one. The thing about the Crow mythos is that it’s not about a specific character, but vegeance, redemption, and love. There have been several rather good comics. The movie sequels have all been subpar in my opinion, except “Salvation” because it broke away fromt the mold a bit. There was a lil mystery at first as to who killed the girl, and the protagonist didn’t have long hair, wasn’t wearing all black, etc.. Just craft a story that’s actually good, and give us good characters and it could work. The only reworking of the original I will allow is the tv series “Crow: Stairway to Heaven,” which was pretty good with Mark Dacascos in the lead as Eric Draven.

  • Dedpool

    Don’t remake the Crow. Just make a NEW one. The thing about the Crow mythos is that it’s not about a specific character, but vegeance, redemption, and love. There have been several rather good comics. The movie sequels have all been subpar in my opinion, except “Salvation” because it broke away fromt the mold a bit. There was a lil mystery at first as to who killed the girl, and the protagonist didn’t have long hair, wasn’t wearing all black, etc.. Just craft a story that’s actually good, and give us good characters and it could work. The only reworking of the original I will allow is the tv series “Crow: Stairway to Heaven,” which was pretty good with Mark Dacascos in the lead as Eric Draven.

  • Zombiegirl07

    Near perfect Crow? You got to be kidding me.