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The Hobbit actor has hinted that he may be exiting the remake alongside F Javier Gutiérrez.
"No at the minute The Crow is not, not for me," Evans told Den of Geek.
"I mean I'm sure it's going to go ahead at some point, but I have other projects that are greenlit and ready to go and projects that I'm very interested in and you know, I can't wait much longer."
It centres around a murdered man who comes back to life for revenge.
Evans will next be seen reprising his role as »
Gutiérrez exited the project due to his commitment to the newest film in horror series The Ring.
Filmmaker Edgar Wright recommended Hardy to producer Edward R Pressman, who worked on the original 1994 and has returned for the reboot.
It centres around a murdered man who comes back to life for revenge.
The Crow remake that was being developed by director F. Javier Gutiérrez has a new director. According to THR, Relativity Media has hired Corin Hardy to direct the movie. Hardy is is a music video director who has a "love for horror and special effects." Does that make him the right guy for the job? He made his feature film debut with a movie called The Hallow, which will be released next year and is about "a scientist and his family who move to the countryside and must fight off vicious creatures living in the woods."
Sounds like a cool movie, but does the filmmaker have what it takes to bring The Crow to life on the big screen? That has yet to be seen. The movie will be directly based on the comic book created by James O’Barr, who is also working on the development of the film. »
- Joey Paur
When something hits for me, it Hits. I’ve always been that way and I doubt that the fervor I have for everything I dig will ever lessen. That excitement, while having led me into a lot of great memories, have given me an equal amount of recent moments, full of wondering, “What the hell was I thinking?”. I recently experienced that feeling of embarrassment when showing my kids the greatness that is the 1994 Alex Proyas-directed masterpiece, The Crow. It’s a film that holds up in every single way, never loses its charm and still packs a punch, but also recalls a time in my life when the then 13 year old version of myself wasn’t into the film, I was Obsessed with it. It led me to dig a little deeper into the memory that fades with time as you get older, and the experience of revisiting »
- Jerry Smith
If the tragic mythology of Brandon Lee’s on-set death or one of the best 1990s soundtracks isn’t enough to have turned you onto The Crow in 1994, then maybe the current resurgence of comic book and graphic novel adaptations will do the trick. For a film steeped in a dingy combination of mid-90s grunge, steam punk, and goth culture The Crow has a surprising amount of staying power.
Alex Proyas released one of his two best films (alongside 1998’s Dark City) in 1994 and for impressionable comic book nerds, this author included, around the world it proved a watershed, picking up where another Alex – Alex Cox – left off in the early ‘80s with the punk rock wackiness of Repo Man and dystopia of Sid and Nancy.
- Neal Dhand
Brenton Thwaites is in final negotiations to play a lead role in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He.ll play Henry, a British soldier, in the Jerry Bruckheimer/Disney production that is is set to shoot in Queensland early next year. There.s no word yet on who will play Carina, a young woman who may be Henry.s romantic interest. According to wire reports Thwaites beat other contenders including The Fault in Our Stars. Ansel Elgort, In the Heart of the Sea.s Sam Keeley and Pride.s George Mackay. Javier Bardem, Christoph Waltz, Geoffrey Rush and Jack Devonport reportedly are set to join Johnny Depp in the film scripted by Jeff Nathanson and. directed by Kon Tiki's Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.
Australian taxpayers' financial contribution to the production may be as high as $60 million, including a $21.6 million grant from the federal government, the »
- Don Groves
We reported on Halloween that Brenton Thwaites was among a handful of heartthrobs Disney was courting for the role of British soldier Henry in the fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean romp. Now the studio in is final negotiations with the young Aussie, who played Prince Philip in the studio’s Maleficent this year. The studio has set a July 7, 2017, release date for the next installment of the multibillion-dollar franchise starring Johnny Depp.
Thwaites has had a busy year, starring opposite Ewan McGregor in the crime thriller Son Of A Gun and with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep in The Giver. He also starred in sci-fi thriller The Signal and Ride, the indie comedy from writer-director-star Helen Hunt in that bowed at Afm. Thwaites also is set to topline Alex Proyas’ Gods Of Egypt with Gerald Butler and Geoffrey Rush, which Lionsgate will release in February 2016. He is managed by Industry Entertainment. »
- The Deadline Team
Interviewing an actor or director regarding their current film is always a lot of fun. The interview typically tends to head in one of two directions: either the subject gives short, very brief answers and it’s like pulling teeth asking someone questions or having a nice conversation with them, or the preferred way: the subject is very happy to have to chat, and it becomes much more like a conversation and the sometimes tedious standard of “ask question/get answer” fades away and it’s much more organic.
Such was the case, when we recently had a chat with Insidious/100 Bloody Acres star Angus Sampson, regarding The Mule, a crime thriller/comedy that Sampson not only stars in, but co-wrote with Leigh Whannell (the Saw/Insidious series, direction of Insidious: Chapter III) and also produced and co-directed. If there was a role in front and behind of the camera with The Mule, »
- Jerry Smith
Chadwick Boseman is looking at me with a huge grin on his face. On the one hand, the "Get on Up" star is no doubt in a great mood after being celebrated by well-wishers for his performance as the legendary James Brown in last summer's well-received biopic. The late love is thanks to Universal Pictures, who has organized a Sunday brunch at SoHo House West Hollywood to help remind voters about Boseman's critically acclaimed portrayal. Director Tate Taylor ("The Help"), producer Brian Grazer and co-star Craig Robinson are all on hand, but Boseman is the center of the attention. Now back to why he's smiling. While the 37-year-old actor deserves all the accolades he receives for "Get on Up," and a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical category seems likely, there are other events in the air that may soon turn him into a household name. »
- Gregory Ellwood
Figure marks second highest spend in five years.
A total of $260m (A$297m) was spent in Australia on the 35 homegrown features that went into production during the 12 months up to June 30 2014, the second highest level of expenditure since 2008/09.
A further $54m (A$62m) was spent abroad across the total slate.
Nearly all these films are yet to be released but local audiences don’t have long to wait.
Paul Fenech’s Fat Pizza Vs Housos releases on Nov 27 (Transmission), Russell Crowe’s directorial debut The Water Diviner (Entertainment One) on Dec 26 and Robert Connolly’s Paper Planes on Jan 15 (Roadshow). But one of the biggest contributors, Alex Proyas’s Gods of Egypt, will not be released until 2016.
Three of the 35 films were co-productions. Only rarely are more than 35 films made in Australia but having three co-productions in the mix is pretty normal. What is not the norm is that all three were with Germany, although production »
- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)
Total screen drama production in Australia has increased a healthy 11 per cent from last year, raising the total spend to $837 million . the highest on record.
According to the Screen Australia 2013/2014 Drama Report, released today, the sector as a whole is in a strong position across all states.
South Australia in particular broke records with the value of drama production in the state increasing almost 50 per cent on last year.s record levels ($50M) to $73 million.
Other highlights include domestic production levels accounting for over 76 per cent of the overall drama expenditure, clocking up a tidy $640 million; as well as the production of feature films rising 18 per cent to a spend of $297 million. This increase was due in part Russell Crowe.s The Water Diviner, to be released on Boxing Day, and Alex Proyas. Gods of Egypt. International co-productions such as Maya the Bee and Life also contributed significantly.
The 2013/2014 Australian »
- Emily Blatchford
Film and TV production in Australia hit a record $737 million (Aus$847 million) in the year to June 30, 2014, an increase of 11 percent on the previous year thanks in part to international productions like Dwayne Johnson starrer San Andreas and Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and local films such as Alex Proyas’ Gods Of Egypt and Russell Crowe’s directorial début, The Water Diviner according to Screen Australia’s annual Drama Production Report, released Thursday. Local feature production was up 18 percent by value year on year with $258 million spent on making 35 features, also boosted by international co-productions such
- Pip Bulbeck
Almost a year ago now, it looked like Forest Whitaker would be taking on an adaptation of William Paul Young’s bestseller The Shack as his next directing gig. He’s moved on since then, and now Lionsgate/Summit has found someone else for the job: step forward Exam’s Stuart Hazeldine.John Fusco has written the adaptation, which will follow a character named Mackenzie Allen Phillips who, while trying to recover from a huge personal tragedy, receives a mysterious note that invites him to the titular structure.The most intriguing part of the note is that it’s signed Papa, his wife’s nickname for God. Phillips decides to play along, and discovers that the Shack has more of a Biblical overtone than even the note suggested.Williams’ book hit shelves in 2007 and has been in development since 2013, when Summit bought the rights. Hazeldine has been busy as a »
Before he transforms into the Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman is gonna be seeking vengeance in upcoming thriller, Message From The King. A co-production by Ink Factory and Entertainment One, the story will follow a South African man played by Boseman, who hightails it to the Us to track down a dangerous target.
This tale of revenge will be directed by Belgian filmmaker Fabrice Du Welz, whose previous successes include Cannes darling, Alleluia, and Vinyan. Working from a script by Unknown scribes Stephen Cornwell and Oliver Butcher, the fast-paced story revolves around “Jacob King, who arrives from South Africa in search of his younger sister with just a few hundred dollars and a plane ticket home in a week’s time. Twenty-four hours in, he learns she’s been killed and the film tells the story of what happens in the next six days.”
The role of King will mark Boseman »
- Gem Seddon
Last month at Wizard World Richmond, Sean CW Korsgaard had the pleasure of interviewing James O'Barr, the creator of The Crow. Many topics were discussed but let's just focus on the reboot. Years back, when there was talking of remaking The Crow O'Barr was vocally opposed, but all of that changed when Spanish director Javier Guiterrez flew out to visit O'Barr and explained that he wouldn't be remaking Alex Proyas' The Crow, but actually adapting O'Barr's original graphic novel. O'Barr found this new approach intriguing as the 1994 film that starred Brandon Lee only covered about "40% of the book" - leaving out many of the "darker or stranger elements of the comic." After O'Barr decided to trust Guiterrez's vision he later met with Luke Evans ("Dracula Untold"), who wanted the creators blessing before taking on the lead role. O'Barr was impressed with Evans as well and all three decided to »
The Crow isn't as precious as other comic book or genre properties that get rebooted for the big screen, simply because it has a long trail of direct-to-dvd sequels lying in its wake that aren't considered very good by most fans. So the idea of a straightforward remake is quite welcome, especially by series creator James O'Barr, who gives this new take on the material his blessing.
In a recent interview with independent blogger Sean C.W. Korsgaard, James O'Barr explains his involvement with the film, and how it is not a mere reboot but more of a 're-adaptation'.
"[W]e're not remaking the movie. We're readapting the book. My metaphor is that there is a Bela Lugosi 'Dracula' and there's a Francis Ford Coppola 'Dracula'. They use the same material, but you still got two entirely different films. This one's going to be closer to ' »
A lot of fans of the original film aren't too happy with this new movie being made, but with O'Barr's involvement in bringing it to the big screen and Luke Evans playing the title role, I've kind of warmed up to the idea. One of the first things that O'Barr clarifies in the interview is that they are not remaking the first movie:
"[W]e're not remaking the movie. We're readapting the book. My metaphor is that there is a Bela Lugosi Dracula and there's a Francis Ford Coppola Dracula. They use the same material, but you still got two entirely different films. This one's going to be closer to Taxi Driver or a John Woo film, and I think there's room for both of them. »
- Joey Paur
Should there be a remake of Alex Proyas’ The Crow? Does anyone even want one? The film’s been in the works for years now, so we’ve been mulling over those question for quite some time, but now the man who created it all, James O’Barr, the artist behind the comic, is assuring fans this new version will do the source material justice and respect the legacy of Brandon Lee and the 1994 film as well. In fact, the rendition starring Luke Evans isn’t even a remake of Proyas’ movie; it’s a new adaptation of the comic book. And Evans won’t be playing Eric Draven in the new film either, but rather, Eric, just like in O’Barr’s original work. Hit the jump for more on the new The Crow. It’s still unconfirmed whether or not F. Javier Gutierrez is still on board to direct, »
- Perri Nemiroff
As I’ve said again and again, I absolutely loved John Wick. Filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch have crafted a fantastic action thriller that’s absolutely worth your time and money. In the film, Keanu Reeves stars as an ex-hitman who comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. Trust me, if you like action movies, this is a must see film. For more on John Wick, watch this trailer, see Evan shoot people in the face, and here’s all our previous coverage. At the New York City press day I landed an exclusive video interview with producer Basil Iwanyk. He talked about how the project came together, how the script changed, casting Keanu Reeves, how Leitch and Stahelski came on board to direct their first movie, the role of a producer, shooting in NYC, Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt, Denis Villeneuve's Sicario, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
After simmering on the brink of development for almost two years, producer Ed Pressman (American Psycho, Wall Street) confirmed that the rebooted version of The Crow is aiming to enter production in spring of next year, with Luke Evans still on board to play the iconic lead role.
In an interview during the opening night of the Abu Dubai Film Festival, Pressman spoke briefly with The Hollywood Reporter about the long-gestating project, claiming that the property still has a considerable fanbase even to this day.
“We’re doing a new Crow film. We’re doing a whole reinvention of The Crow, which will be starting next spring. It’s developed. We have the script. We can’t say who’s starring in it, but we have one. It starts shooting in the spring. It still has a big fan base even though it was so long ago. But the generation »
- Michael Briers
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