This week on Noob Radio Richard and Christian discuss Bradley Cooper taking on the role of The Crow, why Black Dynamite will be the next big thing to hit television, as well as whether or not M. Night Shyamalan should be sent back to film school. All this and much more on this episode of Noob Radio…
While promoting his upcoming film The Fighter with MTV, the actor reveals he is interested in the The Crow Remake but is waiting on the script before making up his mind.
“I’m interested in the director,” Wahlberg told MTV News. “But there’s no real script and nothing is set up, so…”
With intended director Stephen Norrington no longer involved with the project we can’t be sure which director he is talking about. Has a new unnamed director taken over The Crow remake? Does Wahlberg still believe Norrington is involved? Who knows. The only facts we know are that the remake is happening and Wahlberg is at least interested in reading the script.
The Crow was a 1994 smash hit starring Brandon Lee as the deceased rock star who rises from the grave to avenge the murder of himself and his fiancee. The Crow would be Brandon Lee’s last movie. Sadly the death of its lead actor did not stop the franchise with three more less then popular sequels each starring different actors.
So what do you fans of The Crow think? You know where to talk about it.
Director Stephen Norrington is no longer attached to The Crow, reports Mania.com.
When approached for comment about casting rumors, Norrington told the site that he was off the project, following the demands of an unnamed actor to completely overhaul the script (which Norrington had drafted and which was rewritten by Nick Cave).
“As I had gotten involved explicitly as a writer-director my exit was inevitable,” says Norrington, “I was bummed. I had developed a genuinely authentic take that respected the source material while moving beyond it, and Nick Cave came in and added more depth. I think the fans would have been pleasantly surprised.”
The current status of the project is unknown but it will presumably move forward with a different creative vision.
Is it April already? Apparently Wahlberg has been approached to star in the upcoming remake from Relativity Media..
Bloody Disgusting are reporting that Marky Mar., sorry, Mark Wahlberg is being sought by Relativity Media to star in their upcoming remake of the 1994 flick based on James O’Barr’s graphic novel. The original is a cult classic and of course featured the last performance of Brandon Lee as Eric Draven who was tragically killed on set.
Personally I can’t think of a more miscast actor for this role. Lets hope he declines. Musician/screenwriter Nick Cave has been working on a rewrite with Stephen Norrington (Blade, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ) attached to direct. We don’t know if the film will feature the character of Eric Draven once again, but it is said to be another adaptation of the O’Barr graphic novel so unless they are going to drastically change things up its a fair bet.