Stephen Norrington, director of Blade and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, has his heart set on rebooting The Crow. Should anyone really be messing with the goth cult classic that tragically ended Brandon Lee's life?
After coming out of hiding for the sin that was The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman Norrington thinks he's ready to prove himself by rebooting The Crow. That's kind of a tall order Norrington. The Crow, directed by Alex Proyas in 1994, was critically adored. The Crow sequels did a great disservice to the original, and nobody is going to be in the mood to see yet another effort to trade on the first movie's reputation.
According to Variety, Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media is negotiating with producer Ed Pressman to acquire the film franchise and finance the film. Pressman produced the Proyas feature.
But how do you reboot this gothic story? Take out the make up and the dark look? Norrington told Variety:
Whereas Proyas’ original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style.
If the League sent Norrington into seclusion, I can't even imagine what failing to reboot The Crow, a beloved cult film would do to him.