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No shirt and no underwear? Not a problem for Bai Ling. The 48-year-old actress, who is undoubtedly defying her age in her latest barely-there get-up, showed up to the Beverly Hill's premiere of her new flick The Key wearing, well...practically nothing. Seemingly giving Miley Cyrus a run for her money, The Crow star sported some black sequin straps in place of a shirt as well as a skirt which showed off her lady parts, wearing a strategically placed red flower in order to stop her outfit from slipping into the full frontal zone. Ling teamed her head-turning ensemble with a gold key necklace, rocking heavy eye-makeup and a bright red lip, while keeping her »
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
Things have been a little quiet on the long-promised revival of The Crow, but original creator James O’Barr has supplied a welcome update, stressing that the new film will not remake the Brandon Lee version, but will be a new spin on his comic-book. “We’re not remaking the movie, we’re readapting the book,” O’Barr told Collider. “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...
- George Wales
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 ' »
It's been 25 years since James O'Barr's The Crow graphic novel debuted. The book would go on to sell over a million copies. It would also spawn a cult hit film adaptation which is now celebrating its 20th anniversary. The original film starred Brandon Lee in what would be his final performance, as he died during an unfortunate accident while filming the movie. After that film, Hollywood churned out a few more sequels- but that's where O'Barr checked out. He loathed the sequels and wanted no association with them. For the last couple of years, there's been movement on a remake- which O'Barr loathed, too.
But then something happened.
The writer, who had taken a hard and fast stance against revisiting the hallowed ground of the first film, suddenly came around. Why? In a talk with Korsgaard's Commentary, O'Barr revealed what it was that director F. Javier Gutiérrez did to win him over. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
I used to work at a store where some of us employees liked to dress up for Halloween. One year the young woman I worked with that day dressed in her full Goth regalia (this is someone with a spiderweb tattoo), and when one customer said to her, "I love your costume," she replied, coldly and seriously, "It's not a costume." Ever since then I have thought of Halloween as the one day each year when Goths "fit in."
From whence does "Goth" come as a description of this subculture? Not from the original Goths, Germanic barbarians who sacked Rome and later founded the kingdom that eventually became Spain and Portugal. Rather, it comes from "Gothic fiction," an English literary movement (so called in reference to the architecture of castles) that dates from Horace Walpole's 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto.
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
When you're in the mood for an action movie, Netflix has plenty to stream. Great, except that so many of their action titles are no-name, forgettable schlock. So we've done some of the heavy lifting by highlighting the best of the best currently available in the genre. Who do you want to see duke it out? Take your pick, from gangsters to gladiators, robots to ninjas, schoolkids to superheroes.
Cue that suiting-up pre-battle montage and start streaming, because here are some of the best action movies Netflix has to offer. (Availability subject to change.)
1. "13 Assassins" (2010) R
2. "48 Hrs."(1982) R
3. "Assault on Precinct 13" (1976) R
- Sharon Knolle
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
The remake of The Crow will be adapted directly from the graphic novel rather than the 1994 cult film.
"[We're] not remaking the movie," O'Barr told Korsgaard's Commentary. "We're re-adapting the book.
"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. Part of the appeal of The Crow comics, after all, is that they can tell very different stories."
O'Barr said that the new film will stick closer to his book than the original adaptation.
"If you read the comic, Eric and Shelley never have their last names revealed, »
"The Crow" creator James O'Barr has given an in-depth interview with Korsgaards Commentary where the topic of the upcoming cinematic reboot of the property came up. O'Barr is a consultant on the project which is aiming to be more loyal to the comics than other recent screen interpretations:
"[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. Part of the appeal of 'The Crow' comics, after all, is that they can tell very different stories.
If you read the comic, Eric and Shelley never have their last names revealed. »
- Garth Franklin
Last week we learned The Crow reboot starring Luke Evans might start shooting this spring, and the comic's creator James O'Barr recently shared some additional details about the film in an interview with blogger Sean C.W. Korsgaard. O'Barr says he hopes "to begin production later this month, and start shooting in the spring," and he also says Luke Evans "looks great" in The Crow make-up. O'Barr goes on to say the »
- Jesse Giroux
It looks like it's finally happening: the new movie of The Crow will head into production in 2015.
Mooted for some time, the remake of The Crow looks like it's finally going to press ahead next year. It's a project that's had an on-off history for a few years now, and at one stage, Bradley Cooper was set to take the lead role. More recently, Tom Hiddleston was said to be in talks, and right now, it's believed that Luke Evans - last seen in Dracula Untold - is in pole position.
The new film is being overseen by producer Ed Pressman, who served similar duties on the 1994 original movie. That one, of course, starred Brandon Lee, who died during the production of the film. Sequels followed, but not really very good ones.
Pressman told The Hollywood Reporter that production on the new The Crow movie was scheduled to start "in »
The Crow remake will begin shooting in spring 2015.
Edward R Pressman described the project as "the anti-Spider-Man" at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
"It still has a big fan base even though it was so long ago," Pressman told The Hollywood Reporter.
"But the generation today doesn't even know The Crow."
The late Brandon Lee - who died in an accident on set - starred in the original 1994 film, which was directed by Proyas and produced by Pressman.
It was based on James O'Barr's comic of the same name.
Pressman was in attendance at the festival to collect a lifetime achievement award.
“The Crow” is back from the dead.
The remake film’s producer Ed Pressman confirmed that the production will begin next year in the spring as he told The Hollywood Reporter at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
He believed the remake of the film will generate plenty of interest for the new generation of moviegoers. The producer even remarked it’s the “anti-Spider-Man.”
"It still has a big fan base even though it was so long ago," he said. "But the generation today doesn't even know ‘The Crow.’"
The revenge story follows Eric Draven who was brutally murdered and came back to life to avenge his and his fiancee’s murder.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter »
- Gig Patta
Producer Says Production on The Crow Remake to Start in Spring 2015. It’s been a while since we’ve heard news on the remake of The Crow, which was suppose to start in 2014. According to producer Edward Pressman, production on the remake will start during the spring of 2015. The Hollywood [...]
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- Mufsin Mahbub
Attending the Abu Dhabi Film Festival this week, producer Edward R. Pressman revealed that production begins on The Crow remake this spring, while revealing that no cast members have been confirmed at this time.
We reported in May 2013 that Luke Evans (Dracula Untold, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) had signed on to play Eric Draven, and the actor has spoke about the role in interviews over the past year. The Hollywood Reporter states that the actor is the "current favorite" for the role, which contradicts the May 2013 report that he has already signed on. We also reported last November that The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus was in talks to play a character named James.
"It still has a big fan base even though it was so long ago. »
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter at the opening night of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, producer Ed Pressman (American Psycho) has revealed that the long-gestating remake of the 1994 cult classic The Crow is looking to shoot in the Spring.
Describing the character as “the anti-Spider-Man”, Pressman stated that: “It still has a big fan base even though it was so long ago. But the generation today doesn’t even know The Crow.”
As yet, there’s been no official word on who will replace Brandon Lee in the lead role as Eric Draven, although The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Dracula Untold star Luke Evans is said to be the favourite.
The post The Crow remake looking to shoot in Spring 2015 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
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