Stephen Norrington's The Crow Remake is Moving Forward?
Nearly a year ago, it was officially announced that Stephen Norrington, of the train wreck that was The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, would be returning to directing after some 5 years to remake Alex Proyas' The Crow. Considering the history surrounding that film, fans were in an uproar, but Norrington insisted it was his passion project. We haven't heard anything since then, but Mania.com has an update from a "source close to the production" who tells them that Norrington has turned in a script to Relativity Media and that it was "very well received." With that approval, it's now moving forward into the casting stage.
If this update is accurate (it seems legit), it looks like we'll actually be getting a Crow remake, reboot or whatever you want to call it, whether you like it or not. Need I remind you that The Crow was actually based on a comic book created by James O'Barr. I believe Norrington is going all the way back to that comic for a fresh new take on The Crow. As he explained last year: "Whereas Proyas' original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style." To be honest, I thought this was one of those projects that would never move forward just because it was too much of ideal pitch. Apparently I was wrong. We'll definitely let you know what else we hear about this project.