Bradley Cooper in Talks to Topline The Crow

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Bradley Cooper, CrowIt really is hard to imagine anyone filling the shoes of Brandon Lee in the new version of the film that made him a tragic legend of sorts. To say that he nailed the role of Eric Draven in The Crow is a bit on an understatement.

Everyone else who has tried from that guy in Part 2 with the really thick accent to the should have been good Edward Furlong have tried and failed miserably. Still, since we’re going to the well again, why not have an actor who can pull it off?

Variety reports that Relativity Media is sticking with its
Limitless star Bradley Cooper (pictured right), who is in early negotiations to topline the studio’s re-invention of The Crow.

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) is directing the action pic, which is based on the comic book series by James O’Barr. Cooper recently flew to Spain to meet with Fresnadillo, who immediately sparked to Cooper’s take on the character.

So what do you guys think? Yay? Nay? Okay? Sound off in our comments section below.

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  • David

    Bradley Cooper looks way too old to be dressing up as a goth rocker. Imagine him on the rooftop, wailing away on his guitar, dressed in black and wearing face paint…Mid-life crisis Crow should be good for a laugh, though.

  • Vanvance1

    They lost me when they dropper Norrington and picked a director with far less talent.

    Also, the original is scripted by David J. Schow one of horrors most talented living writers. Hard to top his script.

    • LSD Zombie

      What makes Norrington a more talented director? Norrington and Fresnadillo both have a short list of films they’ve directed. Personally, I think 28 Weeks Later was better than Blade in just about every way.

      • Vanvance1

        I think Norrington has a better eye for camera placement and talent with film pacing and basic story telling. He deals well with action and mood two key components for a Crow film.

        Fresnadillo might have more talent than he’s displayed on 28 Weeks Later, but I found that film visually incoherent, poorly paced and overall dull.

        • LSD Zombie

          Oookay. I don’t understand how anyone could have found it dull. The film was an an adrenaline rush of zombie (yes, zombie) carnage from beginning to end. There was shaky cam here and there, but it was less than what you’d find in a Bourne movie.

  • EatMeDrinkMe66

    IT seems to be a good idea on paper The Crow is one of those few films that i cherish deeply in my heart all i can say is don’t fuck it up and stay true to the crow is, Bradly cooper doesn’t seem like a person that would play the crow but who knows?? RIP Brandon Lee you will always be “THE CROW”

  • LSD Zombie

    I guess I’d be alright with Cooper as Draven…..I’m just glad Wahlberg is out of the picture.