Mark Wahlberg as the Crow in Reboot?

That’s an affirmative, according to the ghouls at Bloody-Disgusting, who quotes unnamed sources as saying that Relativity Media has offered the lead role in their upcoming Stephen Norrington reboot of “The Crow” to Mark Wahlberg, a role that Brandon Lee originally starred in (and infamously died in during filming) back in 1994.

Of course, at this point that’s all it is — an offer has been made to Wahlberg to take the leading role in the remake. No word if he’ll say Yes or No.

I’ll be honest with you, I don’t really care who plays the lead in this thing. Remaking Alex Proyas’ original is already a terrible idea. I don’t know why they don’t just make another shitty (and carbon copy) sequel and put it out on DVD like they did with the last two installments in the series. Obviously there’s no “art” associated with this thing anymore. It’s just a cheapie cash run by the producers, so does it really matter who plays the Crow?

Meh.



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  • Jay Davis

    Didn’t they see Max Payne. Awful, awful. All Wahlberg does is frown. Nobody can see the frown under white make up. Then, what? No frown. No acting. It’s all he can do.

  • baddog

    I am a huge Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee fan. It broke my heart that when Brandon died during that film, he was becoming a complete actor. I am with you, they don’t need to touch this film. Not only was the film great but the soundtrack was off the hook.

  • baddog

    I am a huge Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee fan. It broke my heart that when Brandon died during that film, he was becoming a complete actor. I am with you, they don’t need to touch this film. Not only was the film great but the soundtrack was off the hook.

  • baddog

    I am a huge Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee fan. It broke my heart that when Brandon died during that film, he was becoming a complete actor. I am with you, they don’t need to touch this film. Not only was the film great but the soundtrack was off the hook.

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

    Wahlberg can be a good actor for the right movie, but this isn’t it.

    This franchise is very hard to continue. Simply because the original was so iconic. The sequels suffered for it. I’m a huge fan of the franchise. I own the original graphic novel, and most of the films. I loved the tv show as well. The first sequel “City of Angels” while okay, was largely just a rehash of the first film in a new setting. They tried to imitate the look as well, and that took alot away from the film. In the comics the paint isn’t always the same. “Salvation,” the second sequel I actually really like. They took some chances with it by not trying to make the character look like Brandon Lee’s “Eric Draven.” Giving him short hair, and no make up, instead he had scars from his execution in the electric chair, which I thought was inventive. I also liked the semi-mystery aspect of him not knowing who set him up. “Wicked Prayer,” the last sequel, starring Eddie Furlong is actually based on a novel. The film started off okay, but just got campy. I did however like aspects of it like the fact that this one references the origins of the myth as being Native American and that whole cutlre being a part of the story. Even the painting of the face had a reason, again even if it was too remincent of the first movie. However they once again had the character resemble Lee in dress and hairstyle, and it felt like they were trying too hard to make it feel like the original.
    The TV series “Stairway to Heaven” which was a reimagined re-tellling of the Eric Draven story was innovative as it took a different approach to the material and still felt faithful. No painting of the face here, the change was supernatural. A new mythology was created and it worked. “Crows” had an evil opposite in the form of “Snakes” and they were just as strong. The first female crow on screen was introduced, and the theme of the show was redemption not vengeance. A show cut short too soon, the star, Mark Dacascoss was an actual acquaintance of Lee’s and is an accomplished martial artist.
    My point in this long rant is that change doesn’t have to be bad. Write a new big budget story about a NEW Crow, and throw some stuff in we haven’t seen. Hell I’ve written a story and have two more in the works. How about a crow of a different ehtnicity? How about a story fo the first Crow set in like the Old West or something?
    There are so many stories to tell. I think I need to get on the horn with James O’Barr. A Crow anthology comic sounds like fun.

  • Romeo Garcia

    It’s a terrible idea make a reboot of this movie….I mean WALBERGH is great actor…but i dont think he’s the right one for this movie….I know director STEPHEN NORRIGNTON and i know he’ gonna make a great movie…But i still thinking that is bad idea remake this movie…

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

      Really hoping it’s not a remake, OR a sequel but a REBOOT of the franchise using the mythology. The only constant a Crow film needs is the bird, and someone wrongfully robbed of life that had someone to live for (i.e. wife, child, family, etc). As long as there is no “Eric Draven” I’m good with another big budget Crow film especially one that can reinvigorate the franchise. But they really need to push the envelope. Don’t try to out do what was done just do something good. JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek” is the best example of this. They used what was done as foundation and then blazed their own path. Something similar needs to be done here. “Predators” is another good example.

      • ULIK

        Yeah Wahlberg is all sorts of wrong for this role. I think the guy who is currently playing as the new Conan Jason Mamoa would have been or maybe still can be great as The Crow. Something about his look and energy seems right for it. I’d rather have Keanu Reeves as The Crow than Mark Wahlberg!

  • Romeo Garcia

    It’s a terrible idea make a reboot of this movie….I mean WALBERGH is great actor…but i dont think he’s the right one for this movie….I know director STEPHEN NORRIGNTON and i know he’ gonna make a great movie…But i still thinking that is bad idea remake this movie…

  • ULIK

    Come to think of it when I think of The Crow I can’t help but think of SANDMAN. You guys may want to hang me for this but for some reason I think Keanu Reeves would actually be perfect as SANDMAN.

  • ULIK

    Come to think of it when I think of The Crow I can’t help but think of SANDMAN. You guys may want to hang me for this but for some reason I think Keanu Reeves would actually be perfect as SANDMAN.

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

      WHOA!!

      • ULIK

        LOL! Yeah, he might end up saying that as The Sandman,scratch that idea.

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

          Thank you for changing your stance on that. I was starting to worry about you man. LoL.

      • ULIK

        LOL! Yeah, he might end up saying that as The Sandman,scratch that idea.