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The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus is the latest in a long line to be tipped to appear in The Crow, the reboot-cum-remake of the classic 1994 Brandon Lee vehicle of the same name. With Luke Evans having already been confirmed to star, it looks like Reedus will be taking on one of the film’s villain roles, though it’s uncertain which one he will play. If this remake is anything like the source material though (which means it’ll borrow from James O’Barr’s comic series, too), Reedus will at least have something to sink his teeth into.
The Crow has had something of a troubled production so far, with luminaries from Tom Hiddleston to James McAvoy having negotiated for the main role at one stage or another. It follows a series of sequels (plus that TV series no-one talks about) that haven’t been, to put it kindly, »
- Paul McNamee
In February of 2012, Legendary Pictures pulled the plug on Paradise Lost. It was to be a loose adaptation of John Milton's 17th century poem. Director Alex Proyas ("The Crow") had planned to use the most advanced 3D and motion capture technology to bring the biblical saga to life, but in the end budget concerns were too much to overcome. Legendary, tried numerous times to rework the numbers to get it below $120 million, but it was too daunting a task. At the heart of the issue, was the enormous amount of visual effects that were required for the celestial battles, that involved massive aerial warfare. It would've featured an all-star cast: Bradley Cooper as Lucifer, Benjamin Walker as the archangel Michael, Casey Affleck as Gabriel, Diego Boneta as Adam, Camilla Belle as Eve and Dijmon Hounsou as Abdiel, the Angel of Death. Storyboards by David Russell Official Synopsis: Lucifer and Michael, »
Norman Reedus is rumoured to be up for the Crow remake.
The Walking Dead actor is the top choice for the role of James, according to Schmoes Know.
Reedus was recently revealed to have turned down a role in Tomorrowland.
F Javier Gutierrez will direct the new version of the movie. »
Schmoes Know claims to have an inside scoop from a source that Reedus is the top choice to play the character "James," though it's unclear who that character is. Luke Evans was previously announced to take the lead role of Eric Draven, which was held in the original "The Crow" movie by the late Brandon Lee.
This "The Crow" casting news has not been confirmed by anyone in the movie's camp and thus is just a rumor for the time being. The flick is slated to be a remake adaptation of James O'Barr's 1989 comic book of the same name.
Javier Gutierrez is directing, and production is slated to begin in 2014. It will be interesting to see if this version of »
The news comes from Schmoes Know, which has been getting a lot of big movie scoops lately. According to their source, Reedus is the top choice of the studio to take on a character named James. There's no information on who this James character is, but if he's cast he will join actor Luke Evans who has already been cast in the lead role of Eric Draven.
The site also claims that Kristen Stewart was up for the role of Shelly in the film, but thankfully producers wised up and “shied away from the idea after hearing that she wouldn’t attract an audience.”
It seems like this remake is actually headed in the right direction. Casting Evans, »
- Joey Paur
There hasn't been much news on The Crow remake since Luke Evans signed on to play Eric Draven back in May. Today, we have word that The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus is the top choice for a character named James.
No details were given about the role, and, since there isn't a character named James in both the original James O'Barr comic book and the original 1994 adaptation The Crow, it seems likely that this is a brand new role crafted specifically for the reboot.
F. Javier Gutiérrez is directing from a screenplay by Cliff Dorfman, based on an earlier draft by Alex Tse and Jesse Wigutow. The story follows rock star Eric Draven, who was killed alongside his fiancee. He comes back from the grave to avenge his own death.
The director revealed at Comic-Con 2013 that they were aiming to start production preparations in October, but it isn't »
Schmoes Know is reporting that "The Walking Dead' star Norman Reedus is up for a role in the upcoming reboot of The Crow . The site reports he's the top choice for a role called "James," but it's unknown if this role is for one of Eric Draven's allies or enemies, though it's not as colorful as the antagonist's names in the original film and comic. Check back here for updates on the casting of the film as we learn them. Luke Evans has been cast in the lead role of Eric, who will become The Crow after meeting an untimely demise. Set to be directed by Javier Gutierrez, the film features a script by Cliff Dorfman. Series creator James O'Barr will also work as a consultant on the film, which is said to begin production in 2014. No release date is »
Fans of James O’Barr’s graphic novel and of course Alex Proyas’ cult supernatural revenge adaptation The Crow have been waiting for quite some time for the much-anticipated remake. Originally a project for Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and star Bradley Cooper, a shift in creativity saw both drop out. It was later confirmed Fast & Furious 6 star Luke Evans would take on the role of Eric Draven (previously played by the tragic Brandon Lee) with Before The Fall’s F. Javier Gutiérrez taking the helm.
Well, again things are apparently changing with Evans no longer involved. We’re hearing his origin tale of Bram Stoker’s vicious vamp Dracula Untold is causing possible scheduling conflicts and he’s out. The studio are now said to be eying The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus as a replacement. Best known for his current role as Daryl Dixon in the AMC’s hugely successful zombie series, »
- Craig Hunter
The Schmoes' scooper "The Phantom" has struck again, this time bringing us some very exciting info on the upcoming remake (or re-adaptation if you prefer) of The Crow. Last we heard Luke Evans had actually signed on, but it seems as though things didn't work out as according to The Phantom, none other than Daryl fucking Dixon himself, also known as Norman Reedus, is the top choice to play the lead role of "James" in the movie. Now we had been led to believe that this take would once again use the character of Eric Draven from James O'Barr's original graphic novel, but evidently that won't be the case. Apparently there's been no confirmation from Reedus' people, but given The Phantom's track record I wouldn't be against an official announcement soon enough. There's more -- word is the studio were looking at Miss bitey-lip herself, Kristen Stewart, for the »
Odd List Simon Brew 15 Nov 2013 - 07:08
Lots of films are dedicated to, or in memory of someone. But it's not always clear why. We've been finding out...
Back when Breaking Bad returned for its final batch of episodes in August 2013, it had a dedication at the end of it. The card read 'Dedicated to our friend Kevin Cordasco'. As it turned out, Kevin Cordasco was a 16-year old who had been battling cancer for seven years, who had met both Bryan Cranston and Vince Gilligan. Cordasco died before he could ever get to see the episode dedicated to him.
I found this such a moving story, that it got me wondering about the dedications that appear on films, and what the story behind them was. After all, the dedications are there for a reason. What I uncovered was some funny stories, mainly extremely sad ones, and some extremely moving dedications. »
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 14 Nov 2013 - 06:19
The overlooked greats of the year 1998 come under the spotlight in our list of its 25 underappreciated movies...
Dominated as it was by the financial success of two giant killer asteroid movies, gross-out comedy hit There's Something About Mary and Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, 1998 proved to be an extraordinary year for cinema.
Okay, so history doesn't look back too fondly on Roland Emmerich's mishandled Godzilla remake, and Lethal Weapon 4 was hardly the best buddy-cop flick ever made, despite its handsome profit. But search outside the top-10 grossing films of that year, and you'll find all kinds of spectacular modern classics: Peter Weir's wonderful The Truman Show, John Frankenheimer's rock-solid thriller Ronin, and Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line.
Then there was The Big Lebowski, the Coen brothers' sublime comedy that has since become a deserved and oft-quoted cult favourite. »
Exclusive: Looking to keep its The Crow screenwriter Cliff Dorfman firmly in the nest, Relativity has signed the scribe to an exclusive first-look deal. This comes after Dorfman scripted a Relativity Crow reboot that goes into production early next year with F. Javier Gutierrez directing and Luke Evans playing the role originated by Brandon lee. Related: ‘The Crow’ Flies With Luke Evans Dorfman came to the project after serving as a writer-producer of Entourage and co-scripting the Gavin O’Connor-directed Warrior. Under the new deal, he will bring in projects of his own to write and will work on pre-existing Relativity films. Relativity President Tucker Tooley said the company wants long-term relationships with the right talent, and Dorfman fit that bill. “Cliff did an incredible job on The Crow, and we look forward to having his edgy and evocative writing style on a wide-range of the studio’s projects,” Tooley said. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
"Detective Joe Salk's obsession with the dead girl culminates in this final tale of violent retribution as secrets are revealed, debts are paid and lives are forever changed."
To me, the best comics are the ones that achieve a symmetry between the writing and the art where the storytelling feels like a seamless balance between word and picture. Sometimes a story is enhanced by the art, and sometimes the art doesn't always effectively service the story. The latest Crow story from James O'Barr, Curare, has been one of those stories that has achieved a beautiful and haunting symmetry. O'Barr's script and Antoine Dode's amazing artwork have combined to craft the most compelling Crow story in ages.
The third and final chapter of this story brings a brutal and heartbreaking conclusion to the story of Detective Joe Salk, who has become haunted by the »
- Gary Collinson
If you're a fan of NBC's "Grimm," the first companion novel for the series is heading your way on November 5th from Titan Books, and we have all the details you need right here. Its title is Grimm: The Icy Touch, and it was written by acclaimed author John Shirley.
Back in the 19th century, a Wesen and a Grimm fight to the death. The Grimm wins, but the Wesen’s son escapes and vows revenge.
In the present day, when a torched body is found in an underground tunnel, Portland Police Captain Sean Renard takes one look at the victim’s burned claws and assigns the case to homicide detectives Nick Burkhardt and Hank Griffin. They soon discover that a criminal organization known as Le Touche Givre (The Icy Touch) is threatening Wesen into joining their illegal drug-smuggling operation and brutally murdering those who refuse. But as Nick »
- Debi Moore
The spirits of vengeance are back with brutal force in The Crow: Pestilence, a new miniseries coming from Idw Publishing in early 2014 written by Frank Bill with art by Drew Moss and covers by Crow creator James O'Barr.
From the Press Release:
This new series marks the comic book debut of prose author Frank Bill, who first debuted on the scene with the acclaimed and brutally poetic short story collection Crimes in Southern Indiana. Bill followed that book with his even more raw debut novel, Donnybrook. On Pestilence, Bill, a longtime Crow fan, will be joined by artist Drew Moss (The Colonized), with Crow creator and vocal Bill fan James O’Barr supplying covers for the series.
Debuting in the spring of 2014, The Crow: Pestilence transplants the spirit of vengeance to the Southwest, introducing a brand-new cast of characters and exploring the grim underbelly of greed and betrayal »
- Debi Moore
With director Matt Eskandari’s The Gauntlet set for its Us premiere Thursday, October 10, at 7:30pm at the esteemed Screamfest La Film Festival, here's an exclusive chat with the filmmaker along with the trailer and some stills!
Produced by Wellington Sun, Jonathan Shih, Daniel Wei, Adam Lawson and Philippe Wee from a script by Adam Lawson, The Gauntlet stars Bai Ling (The Crow), Warren Kole, Dustin Nguyen and Jamie Ray Newman. The story revolves around an ensemble who find themselves in a sunken castle underneath the earth. They have no food. No memory. No water. And no way out. They don't know it yet, but in Hell only their sins can save them. They must organize and band together for the sinister adventure which awaits.
”I was attracted by the chance to tell an original survival, adventure story set in a devil's maze,” Eskandari stated of his interest in the material, »
- Sean Decker
Several horror titles are set to screen at this year's Screamfest. This world-renowned film festival takes place in Los Angeles, each year. And, director Matt Eskandari's (The Taking) The Gauntlet will be in attendance. This horror thriller takes place hundreds of feet below ground and a competition begins here, to the death. Bai Ling (The Crow), Warren Kole (The Avengers), Dustin Nguyen and Jaime Ray Newman star in this chilling action feature. The film's official synopsis alludes to the film taking place in Hell. Five strangers have awoken with no memory and no supplies deep below ground. They must fight their way out of this inhospitable location, or be trapped forever. The Gauntlet has recently launched a trailer (hosted below). The clip shows many of the film's interesting locations and characters. Eskandari's film launches at Screamfest Oct. 10th and horror fans are encouraged to attend, this one of a kind feature. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
We've kept this one just under our radar until casting began to heat up, and that it most certainly has! The Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City) directed Gods Of Egypt will tell the story of Horus' mission to avenge his father Osiris' (god of the Underworld) death at the hands of his uncle, Set (god of the desert) joining forces with a human hero (isn't there always one?) in the process. Game Of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will play Horus, Gerard Butler will play Set, and Geoffrey Rush has now signed on to play the sun god Ra, father of Set and Osiris. Proyas wrote the script with Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, who are behind Universal’s upcoming horror saga Dracula Untold .This sounds interesting, and could be something special...then again it could also be Clash Of The Titans! Thoughts? »
With “Game of Thrones’” Nikolaj Coster-Waldau already onboard to play the Egyptian God Horus, Alex Proyas’ period actioner is now in talks with “Olympus has Fallen” star Gerard Butler to play fellow Egyptian God Set. Butler’s Set is described as “a god of the desert, storms, and foreigners in ancient Egyptian religion”, and in Egyptian mythology, ol Set “killed and mutilated his own brother Osiris.” That will pit Horus, the son of Osiris, against Set. And as we all know, when Gods fight, humans suffer. Or something like that. Alex Proyas (“The Crow”) will direct from a script by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama for Lionsgate. Butler is coming off the “Die Hard” in a White House movie “Olympus has Fallen”, which ended up being the more profitable of the two “Die Hard” in a White House movies this year, easily besting Roland Emmerich’s doubly expensive “White House Down »
It's Jaimie Lannister vs. Leonidas! Gerard Butler is currently in negotiations to join the Alex Proyas (The Crow, I, Robot) directed Egyptian mythology actioner Gods Of Egypt from Lionsgate, which currently has Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau already attached. Butler would play "Set, a god of the desert, storms, and foreigners in ancient Egyptian religion. In Egyptian mythology, he killed and mutilated his own brother Osiris. Horus, the son of Osiris, sought »
- Paul Shirey
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