Is Nick Cave Working on the Script for Stephen Norrington’s The Crow?


Simply put, I do not support “Blade” director Stephen Norrington’s forthcoming redux of “The Crow” in any way, shape, or form. The original is a dark, modern-day masterpiece, and the very idea of someone as lackluster as Norrington fiddling with the franchise is enough to send me into violent fits of icky fanboy rage. The only intriguing aspect of the entire project is the supposed involvement of screenwriter/actor/musician Nick Cave who, according to The Wrap, is currently at work rewriting the script. As a fan of “The Proposition”, his involvement does give the production some much-needed credibility, but I’m still not sure if this is something that needs to happen. The fate of the film rests on who will portray doomed musician Eric Draven.

Until that happens, feel free to color me very skeptical.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • Ilovemovie

    Already look disappoint for picking the actor. This guy doesn't look right to play the main character.

  • iAREren

    Why fix something that isn't broken? I mean, I found the Blade trilogy entertaining and all, but the 90s film with Brandon Lee was great. In fact, it was so awesome I just pulled it out a few days ago and watched it on casette. Haha. But then, these things aren't up to me.

    In my opinion, if there MUST be a The Crow remake, the only director I'd want to be behind it is Zack Snyder. I think he may be one of the few directors that could successfully give it the dark touch that it needs.

  • baddog

    I am an avid fan of the film and the soundtrack. Some films don't need to be redone.
    It would be a diservice to Brandon, being his last film and his best film of his short life.

  • Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Just do a new story and call it a day. The beauty of the Crow franchise is that it can be ANYONE! Let them go read the comics, and the novels, and even watch the show for ideas, and then make an original story. DO something we've never seen. A futuristic crow, and crow in the wild west, a japanese crow. SOMETHING to make this unique.

  • Bad Zack

    i agree do not redo just make a new better crow film – and put one of these teen vamp boys in it like kellen lutz but dont touch the crow