THE CROW Remake is Moving Forward

MovieThe Crowby Joey Paur

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Back in December of last year, we reported that Relativity Media was going to acquire the rights of The Crow film franchise. At the time, Stephen Norrington (Blade, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) had signed on to write and direct a reinvention of The Crow, which is based on the comic created by James O’Barr.

At first we thought it would be a direct remake of the classic Alex Proyas version of the film. We then learned, that it wouldn't be a remake of Proyas' 1994 gothic stylized take on the story, and that Norrington planned to create a new character and story for the film. He also has said the new movie will be more realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style. He hopes to bring the franchise a sharpened different tone for 21st century audiences.

Now it looks like a draft of the script has been completed. A source close to the production revealed to Mania.com that Norrington's current draft of the script has been "very well received" by Relativity.

So, the production is moving forward and the producers and director will now turn their attention to the casting of the film. There are a lot of unhappy people out there because The Crow is getting a reboot. In all seriousness though, if you look on the bright side, this new film can't be as bad as the last 2 or 3 Crow films that have been made. But we still don't have to be happy about it either. I guess it all depends on how much of a fan you are of the original film. What do you all think?

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