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With Jason Momoa now locked in to play Eric Draven in the long-delayed reboot of The Crow, Relativity Media is eyeing a production start date for this coming January. The studio, which is rebounding from its bankruptcy proceedings, doesn't have a release date set at this time. However, if they can get production started on time this January, it will mark the end of a string of struggles for this project, which has been in various stages of development and/or pre-production for the past six years.
This Crow reboot first came to light back in February 2010, when filmmaker Stephen Norrington (Blade) came aboard to write the script and direct for producer Edward Pressman. Mark Wahlberg was being eyed to star, but Stephen Norrington left the project a few months later. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and star Bradley Cooper were later attached, followed by director F. Javier Gutierrez and star Luke Evans, »
According to The Tracking Board, TriStar Pictures has tapped screenwriter Michael Vukadinovich (The Three Misfortunes of Gepetto) to pen a big screen adaptation of the classic 1961 children’s novel The Phantom Tollbooth by writer Norton Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer.
The Phantom Tollbooth “tells the story of a bored young boy named Milo who unexpectedly received a magic tollbooth one afternoon and, having nothing better to do, decides to drive through it in his toy car. The tollbooth transports him to a land called the Kingdom of Wisdom, where he acquires two faithful companions, has many adventures, and goes on a quest to rescue the princesses of the kingdom from a castle in the air.”
The project has been in development for several years now, and was initially set up at Warner Bros., where The Hunger Games director Gary Ross was attached alongside screenwriter Alex Tse (Watchmen). An earlier live-action »
- Gary Collinson
Readers who grew up with the beloved Norton Juster children’s book, “The Phantom Tollbooth,” are in for a treat. The Tracking Board reports that Tristar Pictures is developing a film adaptation of the 1961 novel and has tapped Michael Vukadinovich to pen the script.
For those unfamiliar with the classic tale, “The Phantom Tollbooth,” illustrated by Jules Feiffer, follows a bored young boy named Milo who unexpectedly receives a magic tollbooth one afternoon and, »
- Liz Calvario
Back in November, it was revealed that the long-awaited remake of The Crow will finally start shooting this spring, after Relativity Media emerges from its bankruptcy proceedings. Director Corin Hardy is on board to direct, although the project still hasn't cast its lead character Eric Draven quite yet. While we wait for more updates on this project, Alex Proyas, who directed the original 1994 classic The Crow, chimed in with his thoughts on the reboot, while promoting his new movie Gods of Egypt with Collider. Here's what he had to say below.
"I personally feel like it's kind of unnecessary. I've said this many times, I've completed the original movie to honor Brandon and that's the sole reason I did it. I'm happy I did it for that reason. I sort of feel like it's his legacy and I personally don't have a lot of time for people trying to reignite that movie in other ways. »
4 items from 2016
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