Relaunch of The Crow franchise to be less gothic, more documentarian

brandon-lee-the-crowIn 1994, goths and wannabe-goths flocked to the movie The Crow and made wearing eyeliner and cutting yourself cool. Over a decade and a few bad direct-to-DVD films later, Relativity Media and director Stephen Norrington are looking to resurrect the franchise with another feature film outing.

Variety has the story, which includes some details:

[Relativity production chief Tucker Tooley and original producer Ed Pressman] embraced Norrington’s vision of the antihero, which Norrington said will be different than the film [original director Alex] Proyas made.

“Whereas Proyas’ original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style,” Norrington told Daily Variety.

Having enjoyed the original, I do hope they don’t mess with the story or the style too much because the source material that is James O’Barr’s comics series is dripping in bathos, which is part of the appeal of the story. You want this character to get his revenge because of how much pain he’s in.

And considering that Norrington’s last project was The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, you’d think he’s learned his lesson about straying too much from the original material by now, right?

Posted on December 15, 2008 at 06:38 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by Tsiwt
    on 2008-12-16 at 15:12
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    Ick.

    As a realtive fan of the original, I’m not particualry interested in a remake, but definately NOT something that I’m going to get excited about from the mess that was League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (speaking as a fan of the original comic).

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