Screen Junkies » the crow reboot http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:30:49 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Someone Finally Agrees To Play ‘The Crow’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/someone-finally-agrees-to-play-the-crow/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/someone-finally-agrees-to-play-the-crow/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 17:01:07 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254720 Luke Evans is the new face of vengeance.

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The white smoke billowing from Relativity Media’s chimney confirms that after months of deliberation, we finally have a new The Crow. And that man is someone you’ve hardly heard of.

Luke Evans, who is on the rise thanks to roles in Fast and Furious 6 and The Hobbit sequels, has officially been brought on to play the vengeful rock musician Eric Draven. And the words in the hallway are that the studio always considered Evans their first choice, and the nice dinners with Tom Hiddleston, Alexander Skarsgard, James McAvoy, Mark Wahlberg, and Bradley Cooper were only brief flirtations, a sewing of the wild oats. However wearing Evans’ promise ring comes with conditions. The film has been pushed back to accommodate the actor’s commitments to Dracula and The Desolation of Smaug. After those are fulfilled, he’d better learn to like leather pants. (Deadline)

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Now Alexander Skarsgard Could Be ‘The Crow’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/now-alexander-skarsgard-could-be-the-crow/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/now-alexander-skarsgard-could-be-the-crow/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:36:30 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254639 Unless he isn't.

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Considering the original film killed its star, I understand any trepidation that actors are showing toward The Crow remake. Last we heard, Avengers star Tom Hiddleston had a successful meeting with Relativity and was undergoing makeup tests. Those tests must have looked too silly as today there’s word that True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard is now in talks for the role. Which makes much more sense than the previous candidates.

For those keeping score at home Skarsgard has replaced Hiddleston who replaced James McAvoy who replaced Bradley Cooper who replaced Channing Tatum who replaced Mark Wahlberg. Let’s hope the Skarsgard rumor is true and producers can get a deal locked in. Everyday they wait, brings us closer to Russell Brand playing The Crow. (Deadline)

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Now They’re Talking About James McAvoy Being ‘The Crow’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/now-theyre-talking-about-james-mcavoy-being-the-crow/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/now-theyre-talking-about-james-mcavoy-being-the-crow/#comments Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:51:23 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=253752 He reads a little too Coldplay to be 'The Crow'.

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After trying and failing to give Bradley Cooper, Mark Wahlberg, and Channing Tatum ridiculous haircuts, Relativity Media are now shaking their scissors at James McAvoy. Bloody Disgusting reports they are looking to cast the X-Men: First Class star in their remake of The Crow.

He’d play Eric Draven, a rocker murdered because his shitty songs about the rain suck who returns from the grave to avenge he and his slain fiancee. The original film was released in 1994 at the height of the grunge era and featured Brandon Lee as the gothic, Sandman-like vigilante. There’s no word if the character will be updated to reflect the mood and trends of today’s music, but how great would it be if the Crow we’re now modeled after one of the guys from Fun? He could still dress like he were from the 90′s.

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So Now Bradley Cooper Isn’t Playing ‘The Crow’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/so-now-bradley-cooper-isnt-playing-the-crow/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/so-now-bradley-cooper-isnt-playing-the-crow/#comments Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:23:11 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=224628 Quick! Get the second-most improbable actor's agent on the phone.

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Hollywood’s most Goth actor, Bradley Cooper, has decided he will not play the role he was born for. The Hangover star has walked from The Crow due to schedule conflicts — he has David O. Russell‘s Silver Linings Playbook this fall and Paradise Lost after that. Relativity is eager to get this Crow thing shooting with director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo so they have chosen to recast.

But what other actor in Hollywood could be so totally wrong for the role?

Mark Wahlberg‘s name has come up again. He was originally offered the film but a deal was never put into place. However, if he still has access to the wig he wore in Rock Star, this could be the right fit. Another name being floated out there is Channing Tatum, who could also work in a that-totally-doesn’t-work kind of way. All I know is that the filmmakers only have a handful of chances to screw up this reboot, and casting is the best place to start. That’s why they should take a chance and look into David Hyde Pierce’s availability. (THR)

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‘Watchmen’ Scribe To Copy+Paste ‘The Crow’ Into Screenplay Form http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/watchmen-scribe-to-copypaste-the-crow-into-screenplay-form/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/watchmen-scribe-to-copypaste-the-crow-into-screenplay-form/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2011 22:16:58 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217513 At least Bradley Cooper won't SOUND silly in the role.

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The guy who copied Alan Moore’s script for Watchmen into Final Draft has a new screenwriting gig. Alex Tse will adapt another comic by scripting Relativity‘s reboot of The Crow.

The project is intended to be a more gritty take than the original 1994 adaptation which was pretty gritty in its own right. Bradley Cooper is set to star as the vengful goth spirit whose soul cannot rest until he avenges his wife’s murder. So I guess this is actually more a gritty reboot of Bradley Cooper‘s image. Can’t imagine him covered in pancake and burning heroin addicts alive, but the threat of having to do Kate Hudson rom-coms does funny things to a man. (Variety)

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Weinstein Lawsuit Might Kill ‘The Crow’ Reboot (Thank God) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weinstein-lawsuit-might-kill-the-crow-reboot-thank-god/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weinstein-lawsuit-might-kill-the-crow-reboot-thank-god/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2011 01:02:07 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=208054 Eric Draven can come back from the dead, but when he's killed with a lawsuit, he becomes perma-dead.

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Eric Draven can come back from the dead, but when he’s killed with a lawsuit, he becomes perma-dead – which means no crows can help him. Sorry, Eric. Blame the Weinsteins. Everyone else – thank the Weinsteins.

Relativity has been busy launching a remake of The Crow, for which Bradley Cooper is in talks to star. Ughhh. However, The Weinstein Company says they have a contract from 2009 giving TWC exclusive distribution rights Crow sequels. They filed an injunction against Relativity, who was shopping those rights around. Now there’s a very public war of words, but will it get to the point where T-Bird gets involved? I guess we’ll see. Here’s what lawyer types are saying:

Team Weinstein: “(Relativity CEO Ryan) Kavanaugh decided that Relativity would not perform that contract and will purport to sell TWC’s distribution rights to others here and overseas in willful breach of contract.” … “If somebody tries to buy those rights other than the Weinsteins, those people will be simply buying a lawsuit.”

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Team Relativity: “This is yet another typical litigation stunt from the Weinsteins who have a long history of threatening law suits with the sole purpose of intimidation.” … “While we expect these types of antics from the Weinsteins, we are shocked that a lawyer of Mr. Fields’ caliber would make such false, reckless and intentionally harmful statements to the press about Relativity and Mr. Kavanaugh. We intend to seek appropriate remedies for this misconduct.”

If the movie doesn’t happen, look for Relativity execs to dress all emo and exact some revenge. (Variety)

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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Reboots ‘The Crow’ For Goths And Juggalos http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/juan-carlos-fresnadillo-reboots-the-crow-for-goths-and-juggalos/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/juan-carlos-fresnadillo-reboots-the-crow-for-goths-and-juggalos/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2011 01:26:43 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206067 'The Crow' is back from the dead and ready to paint its face... to freak you out.

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The Crow is back from the dead and ready to paint its face… to freak you out.

Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Days Later) has been chosen by Relativity Media to reboot The Crow.  This is a good film to remake, because a film that comes back from the dead is impervious to harm done by movie critics. According to the press release, the new film will concern Eric Draven, but hopefully it won’t be Draven passing on the crow torch to his crow-loving son or something.

“The original Crow was groundbreaking cinema,” says prodcuer Edward R. Pressman. ”Its gothic visual and musical ideas influenced a generation and cinema itself. With Juan Carlos, we have every confidence that his new Crow will have a similar impact on the contemporary audience.”

People still love Tim Burton movies, right? The kids dig that goth stuff. Plus, as long as nobody dies on set, there should be a lot of gloomy money to be made.

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Mark Walhberg Won’t Spread His ‘Crow’ Wings http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mark-walhberg-wont-spread-his-crow-wings/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mark-walhberg-wont-spread-his-crow-wings/#comments Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:30:11 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=9013 Remember when we told you Mark Wahlberg might star in the The Crow reboot? Well that isn't happening now. Aww don't cry, Emo Kid. Your makeup will run.

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Soak it up because it's all you're gettin'.

Remember when we told you Mark Wahlberg might star in the The Crow reboot? Well that isn’t happening now. Aww don’t cry, Emo Kid. Your makeup will run. During his press tour for The Fighter, Marky Mark shared his thoughts on The Happening, and also told Cinematical that The Crow just ain’t gonna fly:

We never committed to making the movie. They talked to me about it and there was a director attached who I was a fan of, and he’s no longer doing it. We just thought about it – ‘is there something cool to be done there?’ But we’re not committed to making the movie.

When you have an “Is it cool?” powwow and in that powwow you discover that it is in fact not cool there’s no possible way you can move forward with it. More producers should ask themselves this question before rebooting a franchise. More often than not they’d discover that what they think would be cool would actually be an unnecessary and stupid waste of time, energy, and money. I’m looking at you, almost every past, present, and future reboot.

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‘Crow’ Rises Again For Reboot http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/crow-rises-again-for-reboot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/crow-rises-again-for-reboot/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 A series reboot of The Crow is said to be moving forward very aggressively. Not as aggressively as the high school bullies who will pummel the students the film inspires to wear pancake makeup, but aggressively nonetheless. Producer Edward Pressman was talking up the project, saying the script is terrific and they've got an offer out to a major actor. If all goes well, the reboot could be done this year.Director Stephen Norrington (Blade, League Of Extraordinary Gentleman) has switched up the visual look from its predecessor and made the Crow itself more of a character in this version. "It's got a personality and a character," says Pressman. I don't know about you but I'm really hoping it wears a backwards ball-cap, sunglasses, rides a skateboard, and speaks in rhyme. You snicker at that suggestion now, but you wait and see. Just you wait. (MTV)

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A series reboot of The Crow is said to be moving forward very aggressively. Not as aggressively as the high school bullies who will pummel the students the film inspires to wear pancake makeup, but aggressively nonetheless. Producer Edward Pressman was talking up the project, saying the script is terrific and they’ve got an offer out to a major actor. If all goes well, the reboot could be done this year.

Director Stephen Norrington (Blade, League Of Extraordinary Gentleman) has switched up the visual look from its predecessor and made the Crow itself more of a character in this version. "It’s got a personality and a character," says Pressman. I don’t know about you but I’m really hoping it wears a backwards ball-cap, sunglasses, rides a skateboard, and speaks in rhyme. You snicker at that suggestion now, but you wait and see. Just you wait. (MTV)

 

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