Monday, December 15, 2008

Stephen Norrington to Reinvent The Crow

Stephen Norrington has signed on to write and direct a reinvention of The Crow, based on the comic created by James O'Barr.

Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity Media is negotiating with producer Ed Pressman to acquire the film franchise and finance the film.

Pressman produced the 1994 Alex Proyas-directed adaptation, in which rock musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) is murdered trying to rescue his girlfriend from thugs, and returns from the dead one year later to exact vengeance.

For Norrington, The Crow deal marks the end of a long screen sabbatical. After making his breakthrough with Blade, Norrington took on a big-budget comic transfer with The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Neither the director nor his star, Sean Connery, has made a feature film since.

Haven't seen "The Crow", but I know its got a certain fan base. Not really sure about the director. I mean he hasn't directed a movie since The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen which was awhile ago, but than again, he directed the first Blade film which was actually pretty good.


Jaccstev said...

Why? This is not necessary. A remake would suck. I can't understand why they keep making all these terrible remakes.

Farzan said...

Because Hollywood has officially run out of ideas

Fletch said...

It's not the best movie ever or anything, but you really ought to see The Crow.

And yeah, the window on remakes is officially ridiculous. The film ain't even 15 years old yet!