Mark Wahlberg Offered the Lead Role in Remake of 'The Crow'
Straight out of left field comes a wholly interesting development regarding the remake, or rather all-new adaptation, of James O'Barr's comic book The Crow. Last time we updated you on the forthcoming reboot of the comic book adaptation, producer Edward Pressman said an offer was out to a major actor and things were moving ahead "very aggressively" with an eye towards shooting this year. With the end of the year on the horizon, it's unlikely the film will take off before 2011, but Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Mark Wahlberg has been offered the lead role of Eric Draven, a man brutally murdered who comes back to life as an undead avenger.
It seems like a bit of a longshot since big name actors are offered roles like this all the time, but the prospect is certainly enticing. It would certainly be a great redemption from doing a similarly toned flick like Max Payne. Remember writer Nick Cave is behind the script for this new iteration on The Crow with Stephen Norrington (Blade, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) onboard to direct. Combine all these talents and we're in for quite an interesting take on The Crow. Would you like to see Mark Wahlberg as The Crow?