Stephen Norrington Flies the Coop of The Crow Redux

Can you smell that? Yep, trouble is in the air, and we knew it wouldn’t be long before the source of said smell would rear its ugly head. Just a day after the announcement that Mark Wahlberg was offered the lead role in The Crow remake, attached director Stephen Norrington has left the project.

The fine folks over at Mania broke the story that Stephen Norrington has exited the redux.

I can tell you I’m no longer involved,” he told the site along with the fact that an unnamed star had gotten involved with the project. Said star supposedly loved Norrington’s vision and wanted to work with him but then rejected the Norrington/Cave script and asked for a completely new take from a completely new writer.

As I had gotten involved explicitly as a writer-director, my exit was inevitable. 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 guess sometimes dead is better. Who knows where we’ll go from here.

Stephen Norrington Flies the Coop of The Crow Redux

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  • GJW

    Just put this whole idea to rest. Wasn’t a good idea to begin with. And Wahlberg? WTF!

    I have to return some video tapes.

  • LSD Zombie

    I feel sorry for Norrington, the guy deserves a comeback of some sort. At least he had the dignity to walk away when things went into the shitter. Here’s hoping this remake stays dead until they can give the source material the respect it deserves.

  • Sirand

    This is always the most depressing thing about Hollywood: You can slave away for years and years on a passion project and all it takes is one star’s opinion for you to get fired from your own creation. It happens all the time.

  • Vanvance1

    Sucks. Norrington was the right man for the job.

    It’s terrible when actors get too much influence, they aren’t writers or directors (most of them) and they should keep their grubby fingers out of that pie and stick to acting. Which in Wahlberg’s case is more than he can handle.