Stephen Norrington Updates his Ill-Conceived Crow Remake

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Why oh why would anyone want to remake “The Crow”? It hasn’t even been that long ago, and if you look at it now, the original still holds up pretty damn well today. But that’s not going to stop director Stephen Norrington (“Blade”, “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”), who is still on track to remake Alex Proyas’ movie. In an interview with Mania, Norrington also updates the site on his WWII horror project “The Lost Patrol”, an original film I wish he’d make instead of “The Crow”, but alas, Stephen Norrington doesn’t ask me for opinions.

On “The Crow”:

“The producer and visual effects people are crunching numbers. We’ve opened discussions with major cast but nothing is final yet.”

According to Norrington, he hopes to start shooting as early as the Summer, but that’s up in the air.

Either way, he plans to remake “The Crow” before heading off into “The Lost Patrol” based on the “current level of heat” accompanying the first movie. In Hollywood, even bad heat qualifies as heat, once again reinforcing the notion that no publicity is bad publicity, even if everyone thinks you suck for trying to remake something that doesn’t need to be remade.

Here’s the thing: I would actually forgive Norrington for remaking “The Crow” if he would remove the whole notion of the bad guys always somehow brilliantly figuring out that they can beat up the Crow by going after the little crow flying with him. After three movies of that ridiculous nonsense, I would love to see a movie where that gimmick is done away with.

Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    “I would actually forgive Norrington for remaking “The Crow” if he would remove the whole notion of the bad guys always somehow brilliantly figuring out that they can beat up the Crow by going after the little crow flying with him. After three movies of that ridiculous nonsense, I would love to see a movie where that gimmick is done away with.”
    Amen. By the third film “Salvation” (which in my opinion was good as it was quite different from the original and “City of Angels” and didn’t try to replicate not only the story ideas but the look of the main character)it was like “Final Destination” where people just seemde to know all about the crow mythology and stuff.
    Here’s MY thing: I have no problem whatsoever with a new big budget “Crow” film. It’s a great mythology and as long as a good and unique story is told I’m all for it. What I DO NOT want is a retelling of Eric Draven’s story. ALready got one of those with the criminally under appreciated “The Crow:Stairway to Heaven” tv series. Mark Dacascos was perfect, he even looks like Brandon Lee a little and they were friends. It was a good show and had a different spin on the same story. As long as it’s not another Eric Draven story I’m all good.

  • Dedpool

    “I would actually forgive Norrington for remaking “The Crow” if he would remove the whole notion of the bad guys always somehow brilliantly figuring out that they can beat up the Crow by going after the little crow flying with him. After three movies of that ridiculous nonsense, I would love to see a movie where that gimmick is done away with.”
    Amen. By the third film “Salvation” (which in my opinion was good as it was quite different from the original and “City of Angels” and didn’t try to replicate not only the story ideas but the look of the main character)it was like “Final Destination” where people just seemde to know all about the crow mythology and stuff.
    Here’s MY thing: I have no problem whatsoever with a new big budget “Crow” film. It’s a great mythology and as long as a good and unique story is told I’m all for it. What I DO NOT want is a retelling of Eric Draven’s story. ALready got one of those with the criminally under appreciated “The Crow:Stairway to Heaven” tv series. Mark Dacascos was perfect, he even looks like Brandon Lee a little and they were friends. It was a good show and had a different spin on the same story. As long as it’s not another Eric Draven story I’m all good.

  • THE MAN

    NOOOOOO PAAALEASE DON’T REMAKE A CLASSIC! WITH A LEGENDS SON THAT MET THE SAME DEMISE HE DID. BESIDE BRANDON LEE WAS THE CROW AND MANY OTHERS HAVE TRIED TO DUPLICATE AND COULD NOT EVEN MEASURE UP. THE CROW NEEDS TO BE R.I.P. WITH LEE OR WAIT ANOTHER 10 YEARS TO THINK ABOUT REMAKING IT!!!

  • http://nc32203@yahoo.com THE MAN

    NOOOOOO PAAALEASE DON’T REMAKE A CLASSIC! WITH A LEGENDS SON THAT MET THE SAME DEMISE HE DID. BESIDE BRANDON LEE WAS THE CROW AND MANY OTHERS HAVE TRIED TO DUPLICATE AND COULD NOT EVEN MEASURE UP. THE CROW NEEDS TO BE R.I.P. WITH LEE OR WAIT ANOTHER 10 YEARS TO THINK ABOUT REMAKING IT!!!

  • Dana

    I can honestly say that remaking this movie will cause very much drama and controversy within the fan community. As stated in another article, the director of the first (and in my opinion, best) Crow movie, will have nothing to do with it. He, like many, believes that production of any Crow films, shows, whatever, should have stopped long ago. Brandon Lee did a spectacular performance with The Crow and he is the only one who could do it again. The second, third, and fourth Crow movies haven’t even come close. So I say, do it if you must, but be prepared for the consequences.

    Thank you.

    Dana

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

      Like I said above, a remake of the original is a bad idea. A new story, with something new brought to it would work. Gimmie a near future story. Or a Crow story in the past. Gimmie an asian, black, or latino Crow. Or a REAL native american Crow (not edward furlong). Just something different but still with a similar premise. Just another in the long line of the Crow Legacy. The books, and comics are pretty decent about this why can’t the films be. No Eric Draven!

  • Dana

    I can honestly say that remaking this movie will cause very much drama and controversy within the fan community. As stated in another article, the director of the first (and in my opinion, best) Crow movie, will have nothing to do with it. He, like many, believes that production of any Crow films, shows, whatever, should have stopped long ago. Brandon Lee did a spectacular performance with The Crow and he is the only one who could do it again. The second, third, and fourth Crow movies haven’t even come close. So I say, do it if you must, but be prepared for the consequences.

    Thank you.

    Dana

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      Like I said above, a remake of the original is a bad idea. A new story, with something new brought to it would work. Gimmie a near future story. Or a Crow story in the past. Gimmie an asian, black, or latino Crow. Or a REAL native american Crow (not edward furlong). Just something different but still with a similar premise. Just another in the long line of the Crow Legacy. The books, and comics are pretty decent about this why can’t the films be. No Eric Draven!