Mark Wahlberg Will Not Be Starring in the Remake of 'The Crow'
Back in October there was quite an outcry in the comments about whether or not Mark Wahlberg should take the lead role in the gestating remake, or rather an all-new adaptation, of James O'Barr's comic book The Crow. Well, everyone who absolutely hated the idea can breathe a sigh of relief as Cinematical recently spoke with the actor whilst promoting David O. Russell's The Fighter where he revealed that he would not be part of the project. However, in his speaking about the project, it was revealed that his involvement was once very much a possibility, but a change of the guard behind the camera seemed to turn him away from it.
Wahlberg told Cinematical, "We never committed to making the movie. They talked to me about it and there was a director attached who I was a fan of, and he's no longer doing it. We just thought about it – 'is there something cool to be done there?' But we're not committed to making the movie." So it sounds like Wahlberg may have been interested in working with director Stephen Norrington, but because he has since departed the project, their collaboration never happened.
However, when Norrington described his reasons for leaving, he mentioned an unnamed actor wanting a complete rewrite of the script (which Norrington wrote with Nick Cave) and that just wasn't going to happen with his involvement. We'll probably never know anymore details than that, but there you have it. At the very least, there will probably be plenty of fans out there who are glad to hear that Wahlberg won't be stepping into the shoes once filled by the late Brandon Lee. So who do you think should play The Crow?