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.
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