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More on The Crow Redux

We have been hearing about Stephen Norrington’s upcoming re-imagining of The Crow for some time now, and last we heard things were shaping up nicely. Still, the silence since our least report has been deafening. Finally a bit more has come to light.

Mania caught up with Norrington, who offered this brief update:

The producer and visual effects people are crunching numbers,” Norrington told the site. “We’ve opened discussions with major cast, but nothing is final yet.” [We’d like to] “shoot in the summer, but nothing’s certain,” he said, adding, “Is it ever?

Stay tuned for more feathered hijinx hopefully sooner rather than later.

More On The Crow Redux

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  • Floydian Trip

    I haven’t bothered with any of the sequels. They all look like low-budget trash. I watch The Crow all the time.

    Brandon Lee would have definitely been huge.

    • The Woman In Black

      I have to admit City of Angels is a guilty pleasure. I love Perez even if he doesn’t really fit the part very well, and Iggy Pop is just deliciously over-the-top. Whenever I’m flipping channels and it’s on, I’m mesmerized.

      • Terminal

        I remember watching it the first time. I was so ecstatic. And I was then sooooooo disappointed. It just showed me they just wanted to repeat Brandon’s winning formula. Perez looked exactly like him. Not a fan of the television series either.

  • Vanvance1

    I really loved the David J. Schow script from the original. It was closer to his short stories than anything else of his that had made it to the screen.

    At the same time I have no problem with a new Crow movie… Norrington is an interesting director. I even enjoyed The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Granted it was ‘super-mega-holy-crap-dumbass’ but it was still fun.

  • Terminal

    The Crow is one of my favorite movies of all time. I’ve seen it a billion times and it never ever gets old. It was a final mark of Brandon Lee a man who was sure to be the next big thing.

    The problem with the sequels is that they just kept repeating the formula from the original rather than telling a brand new tale and starting from a fresh new perspective.

    I hope this turns out well.

  • Avid Fan

    The “original” The Crow film was so awful and painful to watch. So over acted and badly filmed. I know I’m in the minority by saying such, but it’s uber hammy and does nothing to reflect the cool idea the comic had laid out. A remake is unnecessary (let sleeping corpses lie) but if it raised the watch-ability of the concept above massive teeth marks in the scenery, overly bright dark places and caricatures of “bad guys” with ugh inducing cheese one liners, then make it so. Brandon’s performance was shallow and boring. Sorry, I really dig the comic, the art, the tone, the music quotes. None of this was used in the film and the character of the crow looked no where as cool as the comic or as sinisterly effective as the two dimensional drawing.

  • FireRam

    In the name of everything that is unholy, DON’T DO THIS! I am a HUGE fan of the original “The Crow” with Brandon Lee. I went through three VHS tapes (I watched it so much), had the score and soundtrack (still one of the best ever), movie posters, etc. I am not a big fan of any crow sequel,they got worse as they came out. But, they are what they are. If you want to continue this franchise, put time and money into a new, kick ass, good script sequel that will blow the past sequels out of the water. Have people leaving the theatre with comments that this recent crow movie is almost as great as the first. But, LEAVE THE ORIGINAL ALONE! I truly believe no one can top the original, and no actor can top Brandon Lees performance.

  • Floydian Trip

    Brandon was great and I just can’t see anyone else doing it as good or better. Then again I thought the Joker looked dumb from initial stills.