Norrington returning to The Lost Patrol
Stephen Norrington has already indicated his return to cinema with a new version of The Crow, but he's not stopping there as word comes through that he's working on another film called The Lost Patrol, a film that he says is going to hit all of his "geek-buttons", and hopefully ours too.
It's a shame we've lost him for so long though, especially since he was unfairly hit for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a film that I still think was hugely enjoyable and remained very close to the original comic book.
While there's a general hatred for the film version of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I really struggle to understand what the problem was. He brought to life the characters from the comic with some great style and superb casting, and delivered a really enjoyable story with some superb effects and sequences. I loved it, and I still don't understand people's hatred of the film. I liked it.
So I'm happy that he's back on the scene, and while I'm unsure of his version of The Crow, I am rather excited about this project as he'll write and direct a supernatural thriller which is set amongst World War II, now that sounds interesting doesn't it?
The story from The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Andrew Hilton wrote the speculative script which was picked up by the studio and rewritten by Matt Cirulnick. What's more is how Stephen Norrington described The Lost Patrol as hitting all of his "geek buttons" and contains…
"…hardware, heroes, grime, insane monsters."
Superb, sounds like he could really do something with this script don't you think? Or maybe you're one of these people who unfairly bash The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and won't give it a chance. Well if you are, put the fact you're wrong to the side for the moment and think on the fact that he also directed Blade.