After taking a self-imposed sabbatical following the “demoralizing” experience of making League of Extraordinary Gentleman, which I felt demoralized just watching, Variety reports that Stephen Norrington is returning to filmmaking with a new film based on James O’Barr’s classic antihero, The Crow.
His approach won’t be the Gothic style Alex Proyas used to such good effect in the 1994 original, but rather a ”realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style” film. That’s a little bit odd, as the Gothic style really worked for the story of a murdered rock star who comes back for revenge one year after his death, but Norrington seems pretty confident in his vision.
It’s not a done deal yet, Ed Pressman still has the rights to the franchise and is working with Relativity Media on a deal as we speak, but chances are good this will come to fruition before we know it. Hell, it can’t be worse than the terrible sequels or TV series that were spawned from the original can it?
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