UK, December 15, 2008 – Relativity Media are set to reinvent Goth fantasy movie The Crow, with The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen helmer Stephen Norrington hired to direct according to Variety.
The 1994 movie, which was based on the comic by James O’Barr and was directed by Alex Proyas, revolved around a rock musician who was murdered trying to protect his girlfriend from thugs. A year later he returns from the dead to exact vengeance. The original film became a smash hit, but also earned notoriety after star Brandon Lee was accidently shot and killed on set.
Norrington has a new take on the antihero, telling the trade mag, “Whereas Proyas’ original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style.”
Norrington hasn’t directed since the disastrous shoot for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen back in 2003. The production was beset by problems and the helmer publicly fell out with star Sean Connery.
There has been no word as yet on who will star as the vengeful rocker Eric Draven.
So … let’s remake “The Crow,” but take out the things that made it cool. Then let’s turn it into “Cloverfield.”