The Crow remake continues
Stephen Norrington has been talking about his controversial remake of The Crow, I say controversial because most fans of the original film can't see any reason at all to remake the film and a lot of those fans feel less than positive thoughts towards Norrington's films, particularly The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which I still defend to this day.
Although the film is not yet “greenlit” by the studio, it is moving forward, and Norrington has revealed that casting discussions are happening and the producer and visual effects teams are in discussions. This production looks more than a new story now.
Remember back to the stories though, and the usual spin that comes with the idea of a remake of The Crow – it's not a remake, it's a re-imagining of the idea behind it, etc.
Stephen Norrington, who is writing and plans to direct this version of The Crow, has revealed that the script is complete and that it would probably happen before the film version of The Lost Patrol that he's also been working on.
”The producer and visual effects people are crunching numbers...We've opened discussions with major cast but nothing is final yet.”
Later in the Mania.com article through Cinema Blend he does go on to talk about preparing for filming in the summer, but he cautions this with something that could apply to the entire project, any film in fact:
”Cast and budget and schedules will no doubt continue to adjust all equations.”
It's still up in the air, especially since the studio haven't actually decided yet if they want to make it. Mind you, they are moving on down the line aren't they?
There's also an interesting point made in the article, that this is actually the fifth outing of the character of The Crow in some cinematic version. So with that in mind is it such heresy that Stephen Norrington is actually planning this film?
Let's not forget that there is actually source material for the production to go back to, the verison by Alex Proyas featuring Brandon Lee is not the only story about The Crow out there, and was not the first.
The Crow was created in the comics in the eighties and reinvented in 1989 before the 1994 film. Shouldn't we wait and see what comes out of it before having too much of a dig at the idea?