The Crow Reboot Takes Flight
Writing movie news is not good for my blood pressure. After almost having a coronary after hearing about the reboot of The Karate Kid, the veins on my forehead almost burst with more news on Stephen Norrington’s reboot of The Crow. Clearly nothing is sacred.
MTV reports “things are moving ahead very agressively” and that they have “offers out to a major actor”. We’re taking bets on Robert Pattinson. There’s a little hope to be had for fans of the original as apparently the reboot will stick more closely to James O’Barr’s graphic novel, so might not sully the memory of the 1994 version.
“The crow itself is a character in this movie: it’s not just a bird. It’s got a personality… and a more active role in the story.” said Pressman referring to the talking crow of the novel.
The film will shot in two locations: an urban one (which might be akin to the rain-slicked film noir landscape of Detroit like the first film) and a South-Western setting which would fit in nicely with the revenge theme. One of The Crow‘s numerous atrocious sequels (Wicked Prayer) already did the western thing but that’s best (and easily) forgotten about.
“It’s a different time and a different idea” finished Pressman. Hmm, doesn’t sound like a masive departure to us. Norrington’s directing record is something of a one-all draw. He was responsible for the excellent Blade (1998) which shows he can do dark goth-action but also The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman (2003), so he’s no stranger to butchering graphic novels.