Update on THE CROW Reboot - Story, Setting and Casting

For those of you Crow fans hoping that this reboot of The Crow would just disappear, I'm sorry but that's not the news I'm delivering today. 

The Crow reboot will begin shooting soon. Director Stephen Norrington (Blade) is finished with the script, and it will be very different that the Alex Proyas classic film, both in design and story. They have been working with production designer Rob Stromberg who also worked on Avatar. Norriginton's vision of the film will be closer to reality. Here a description given by the films producer Edward Pressman,

The setting is the southwest — the Mexico/Arizona area — and an urban [setting], Detroit or Pittsburgh or something like that. There are two locations that the film is set. Its initial platform is in the southwest and then it moves to the big city in the north, middle or eastern America, and then back.

This is one of the many things that will distinguish this film from the previous visions of the character and story. He's totally moved away from the original vision of The Crow. He goes on to explain,

The Crow itself is a creature in this movie — it's not just a bird. It's got a personality and a character. Not like Godzilla exactly, but it's very different [and has] a more active role in the story. Obviously it's a different time and a different idea, but I think Stephen is a very talented fellow and I'm very excited to work with him. I think it's a very different conception [than the original film]. After the first 'Crow,' there were so many other films that were inspired by it, by its look. Steve is an artist himself, and he's created a very different visual idea.

So make no mistake, this is going to be a very different Crow film than fans are used to. It's taking everything down a different direction. I think it's better than remaking the film the same way it was done previously, at least this is an original take. At the same time it's one of those movies that never had to be remade in the first place. And according to Pressman, they have an offer out to a major actor to take on the lead role.

[We've got an offer out] to a major actor and things are moving ahead very aggressively, with the aim of doing the film this year.

There are lots of major actors in Hollywood so your guess is as good as mine as to who it could be. FAct of the matter is, like it or not a Crow reboot is coming, and I know fans of the original aren't liking the idea of it. What do you think?


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