Stephen Norrington Flies Away from the Crow Remake

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After being attached to the remake of “The Crow” for what seems like a couple of years now, director Stephen Norrington has said goodbye to the project. Yup, it’s true: Stephen Norrington has flown “The Crow” remake coop, if you will.

Norrington dropped the bombshell in an interview with Comics2Film, who had contacted the director in regards to rumors that Mark Wahlberg had been offered the lead role:

I don’t know about that story but I can tell you I’m no longer involved with The Crow.

Whoa. Did he just say that he was “no longer involved” with the remake? It would appear so. He goes on:

As I had gotten involved explicitly as a writer-director my exit was inevitable. I was bummed. I had developed a genuinely authentic take that respected the source material while moving beyond it, and Nick Cave came in and added more depth. I think the fans would have been pleasantly surprised.

So why did Norrington just ditch something he had ben working on for the last few years? The culprit, it turns out, was an “unnamed star” who had gotten attached to the project a few months ago (we heard about this unnamed person back in June). According to Norrington, this “star” didn’t care very much for the script that Norrington had been hacking away at with singer-songwriter Nick Cave, and has asked for a complete rewrite. The request was the last straw for Norrington.

And for those wondering, the “star” was probably not Mark Wahlberg, whose name just recently got attached to the project earlier this week. Norrington sorta/kinda confirms it wasn’t Wahlberg with this statement:

I will say I think Wahlberg could be cool if they take a gritty blue-collar approach. He’s a truthful actor. I think he could really ground the supernatural stuff.

So now “The Crow” is looking for a new director, and possibly a new star. Hell, they should just bury the whole thing and never speak of this again.

As if…

Meanwhile, Norrington has moved on to “The Lost Patrol”, which honestly, sounds a hell of a lot more promising than remaking a classic like “The Crow”. What the hell were they thinking…? Oh right. Cheap cash grab. Nevermind.

Below, Eric Draven celebrates the potential passing of this abomination:

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

    Just let it die. This apparently wasn’t meant to happen.

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

    Just let it die. This apparently wasn’t meant to happen.

  • Haven

    I agree, leave The Crow alone it is an iconic film and should be left that way we dont want Hollywood making a hash of it. Come up some orginal films for a change instead of re-making classics.

  • william obptande 3rd

    I think they should make the crow movie but not remake the first film but ad to the series I think they should have ether a female actor play the roll of a mother who has lost her husband in a street fight and then there little girl runs in the middle of the fight and gets killed and the mother with anger and vengense starts to fight and she gets a shot in the heart the bad guy runs away and shes dieing on the ground later she is woken up in a morge find her husband and little girl and she know her place to get vengence . or the can get a male actor like a gang fight gone bad with the singer tupac and biggie gets killed and they come back to find why they were murderd and get the justice for there deaths .

  • SeymoreSparda

    haha..good one,there..with the guitar solo…yeah, I know the first movie should be left alone..but the franchise itself might have some potential left in it..just do a story about a new crow, after all, Eric Draven is not the only crow there is…give it a new life, like what christopher Nolan did with the Batman films.

    & yeah,why not let a woman take the role this time.I can see it now, Kate Beckinsale squatting on the roof, like in the underworld series..& yeah, while the anarchic-clown characters is often related to men..Harley Quinn have also nailed that role in most of Batman comics..so,why not??

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

      Its about time we had a female lead for the franchise on the big screen.

  • Valmar

    Let It Not Be A Remake, Please Guys!!!! Let It Be Brandon’s, If Anything Your Not Doing What We Want If You Do A Remake!!! I Will NEVER Watch It If You Do!!!