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.