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To say the remake of “The Crow” was a difficult ball to get rolling is a huge understatement. The reboot of the 1994 film, which saw a tragic setback with the on-set death of its star, Brandon Lee, has been in production limbo for around five years. While the timespan may be typical in Hollywood, the production also saw its backer, Relativity, go bankrupt, stalling the production enough for its cast and director to flip over a number of times. But the production has finally set dates and it looks to be plodding along for an early 2017 shoot. The film, which is based on a comic series by James O’Barr, will follow a rock musician who returns from the grave to seek vengeance on those who killed him. Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo in Season 1 of “Game of Thrones,” will take on the lead role with Jessica Brown Findlay, »
People have been burning with anticipation about what Ghost Rider will look like when he fires up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Now ABC has released a photo of the man in black, and it’s muy caliente. Standing in front of a charring 1969 Dodge Charger (sorry, no motorcycle in this version), Ghost Rider has his signature leather jacket, dark jeans and, of course, a burning head. The Robbie Reyes character will be played by Gabriel Luna, who previously worked on Wicked City and True Detective. With the addition of Ghost Rider, S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep Jeff Bell said it “opens up a whole different kind of storytelling for us,” via Yahoo. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. begins its fourth season on September 20 at 10 p.m. Check out the picture of the Rider below and then, to get you in the mood, I’ve posted the Rollins Band singing “Ghost Rider” from The Crow soundtrack. »
- David Eckstein
Released in 1994 and based on James O’Barr’s brilliant graphic novel The Crow is a cult classic. The film spawned three sequels of varying quality and a television series. Now it is one of many movies to be given the reboot/remake treatment.
Original star Brandon Lee tragically lost his life on the set after and since then the film has been rumoured to have been cursed. So far the curse has definitely caused some trouble. We’ve lost at least three lead actors and almost as many directors. Most recently Corin Hardy was attached but was then seemingly let go. Now though it appears that Hardy might still get to bring his vision to life as The Wrap are reporting the film is back on track, with Hardy attached. According to the site shooting will start as soon as January. Given that when we spoke with Hardy earlier »
- Kat Hughes
It looks like Relativity’s long-planned remake of The Crow will finally start production in January (well, until the project hits another snag, anyway).
According to The Wrap, Relativity is now set to move forward on the film, with director Corin Hardy (The Hallows) having last month secured the services of Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) for the lead role of Eric Draven.
Filming will reportedly get underway once Momoa wraps Justice League, where he’s playing the character of Aquaman. He’ll also be reprising the role for the James Wan-headlined solo movie, which will also shoot at some point next year.
Relativity has spent several years developing its new take on James O’Barr’s cult comic book, which was previously brought to the screen in 1994, with Brandon Lee portraying Draven in what was sadly his final performance, having been killed during an on-set accident.
- Gary Collinson
If there ever was a franchise that was well known for its problems, it's probably The Crow. The film first made headlines back in 1990s when the first film's star, Brandon Lee, was unexpectedly killed on set. The franchise later went on to have a TV series and a few sequels, but let's go ahead and pretend those just don't exist.
For the past ten years or so, Relativity Media has been trying to bring a reboot of this comic book adaptation to life, and since the idea was first floated, the project's already gone through a few directors and a few leads that include Luke Evans and Bradley Cooper. Currently signed on to direct this film is Colin Hardy, and attached to star is Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa. Still, with the director and actor both on board, I was convinced this project would never see the light of day. »
- Joseph Medina
After too many fits and starts to count, The Crow remake is finally back on, with production slated to start in January 2017. The Wrap is reporting that the reboot of the 1994 movie, which starred Brandon Lee as the title character, will get underway early next year. The film will be directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow). Of course, the lingering item is who will play Eric Draven/The Crow. The man of the moment, Jason Momoa, seems to be the leading contender according to any number of outlets -- and maybe even Momoa himself. In a recent entry on Instagram, Momoa posted a picture of him drinking a Guinness alongside Hardy (when doesn’t Momoa drink a Guinness?). It’s accompanied by Momoa writing, “The only way to officially seal the deal as men Is a pint of black beauty.” When it came out in 1994, The Crow grossed over $50 million (unadjusted) on a $23 million budget. »
- David Eckstein
Continually we have been hearing more and more about a Crow remake, whether it be the the loss of cast or directors, or gaining of them. But now it looks like the film will officially be going into production.
It began in 2008 with Stephen Norrington announcing he was working on a reinvention of the 1994 film The Crow. In 2011 after no movement Norrington backed off and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo stepped in to direct with Bradley Cooper on board as the lead. Later that year Cooper dropped out and Mark Whalberg, Channing Tatum, and Ryan Goseling all entered talks for the lead. Until the rumor was released that James McAvoy was the leading choice for the role.
As 2013 rolled around it was now announced that Tom Hiddleston was in talks to play the lead role, Eric, but he quickly dropped out and Alexander Skarsgard stepped in. Until he was out too. Deadline »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (B.C.)
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, »
Gene Wilder 1933 -2016
In all likelihood, the events of this past week probably didn’t offer any more or less sadness and pain to be distributed among willing and unwilling recipients, a.k.a. all of us currently participating in the game of Life. It’s a strange, unsettling time to bear status as a citizen of the world, wherever it is in that world one happens to call home. But speaking as only one of billions buffeted about by the weirdness of a human condition in which terrorism has started to feel commonplace, and in which the policies of political campaigns are used as flimsy opportunities to stir fear, prejudice and an increasingly volatile mythology of helpless American victimization at the hands of hordes of murderous invaders, the sorrow contained in this past week crested perhaps a little higher than might have even been expected.
Gene Wilder had been »
- Dennis Cozzalio
Jon Polito, a character actor known for his long association with the Coen Brothers as well as memorable roles on Seinfeld, Modern Family and Homicide: Life on the Streets, died Thursday night, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 65. Polito, who was diagnosed with melanoma in 2008 and recently suffered an infection following a surgery, slipped into a coma Sunday and was taken off life support Thursday evening.
Polito's friend, director John McNaughton, also confirmed the actor's death on Facebook. "Very sad to learn that my dear friend and collaborator, »
Details on American Murder Song‘s third Ep, The Reckoning, kicks off today’s Horror Highlights. Also: Jennifer Blanc-Biehn joins the cast of Voyeur and a Daily Dead Q&A with Z Nation composer Jason Gallagher.
American Murder Song’s The Reckoning Details: Press Release: “1816, The Year Without A Summer, was an infamous year. A natural disaster blew its vengeance over the American northeast until every damn thing was froze, and the ground became death. Trapped indoors, Mary Shelly penned her classic novel Frankenstein. Two hundred years later, cult film composers Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera) and Saar Hendelman (The Devil’S Carnival franchise) are resurrecting that fateful year as the setting for a bitter new batch of murder ballads. Prepare thyself for American Murder Song’s third extended play album, III. The Reckoning.
On American Murder Song’s first Ep, I. Dawn, Terrance and Saar led listeners through »
- Tamika Jones
Eisner Award winner Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”) as well as Bob Camp (“Ren and Stimpy,” “G.I. Joe”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Geof Isherwood (“Conan,” “Silver Surfer”), Guy Gilchrist (“Nancy,” “Jim Henson’s Muppets Comic Strip”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies” “Army of Darkness”), Danny Fingeroth (“Spider-Man” group editor), and Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”) are among the leading comics artists and writers scheduled to attend Wizard World Comic Con Richmond, September 9-11 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. It is the 14th event on the 2016 Wizard World calendar and third year for the show in Richmond.
Other top Wizard World Comic Con Richmond Artist Alley guests include John Beatty (“Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars,” “Captain America”), Tom Cook (“He-Man,” “She-Ra”), James O’Barr (“The Crow”), Jose Delbo (“Superman, »
- Michael Connally
Back in December 2008, Blade director Stephen Norrington announced his intention to write and direct a "reinvention" of The Crow. But his attachment didn't last, and over the succeeding years a number of other filmmakers signed on to the project, from 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo to Francisco Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) and now Corin Hardy (The Hallow), who reportedly departed earlier this year but is now seemingly (re?)attached. Likewise, the project has gone through a number of stars, with Bradley Cooper, Mark Wahlberg, and Jack Huston all reportedly in the mix at some time or another. Now, it looks like Jason Momoa is set to don the white makeup and black eyeliner as undead protagonist Eric Draven, with Mashable reporting that the former Game of Thrones star and current Aquaman is in talks for the long-gestating project. The report follows a recent Instagram post by Momoa that saw him posing with Hardy, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Based off James O’Barr's graphic novel The Crow focuses on a man seeking revenge for his murder and the murder of his fiancé. This reboot is intended to be closer to the original source material. O’Barr himself worked on the script along with screenwriter Cliff Dorfman.
The site says that multiple people close to the project have confirmed to them that have figured out a way to work it around Momoa's Aquaman duties.
Corin Hardy is set to direct the project for Relativity Media, which had other big names who bowed out such as Stephen Norrington and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Actors such as Bradley Cooper, Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Gosling, James McAvoy, Jack Huston and Luke Evans »
- Kellvin Chavez
Conan and Aquaman may not be the only two iconic comic book characters that are inhabited by former Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa. The Justice League actor is reportedly wanted as the lead in the long-gestating, often-delayed remake of The Crow. Relativity is still behind this impending thriller, with The Hallow director Corin Hardy still attached to helm the stalled project.
This new version of The Crow is said to be a much more accurate adaptation of the beloved graphic novel by James O'Barr. The comic was originally brought to the big screen in 1994 by director Alex Proyas, with Brandon Lee in the lead. As many fans know, an on-set accident took the life of Lee, son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Over the years, there have been a number of low-budget sequels, but none of them have ever really connected with fans.
Producer of the original 1994 cult »
Corin Hardy will direct the film, which is based on the comic book property of the same name. The 1994 adaptation starred Brandon Lee in his last major film role prior to his untimely death, which occurred on the set of “The Crow.”
The story follows a musician who is murdered while trying to save his fiancé. He is then brought back from the dead by supernatural forces and seeks revenge.
Momoa, who is playing Aquaman in the DC and Warner Bros. franchise, made his first appearance in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” He will next be seen in “Justice League” before starring in his solo “Aquaman »
- Justin Kroll
Mike Cecchini Aug 11, 2016
Here's what first aroused suspicion, via Jason Momoa's Instagram...
The only way to officially seal the deal as men Is a pint of black beauty. @guinness #sealthedeal #wearemarriednowfucker. #greatnewstocome. #dreamjob #cantwaittotelltheworld Aloha Ed %uD83D%uDC7F%uD83D%uDE1C
A photo posted by Jason Momoa (@prideofgypsies) on Aug 6, 2016 at 12:23pm Pdt
So, unless director Corin Hardy is looking for a part for a project that hasn't been announced, this sure seems like Jason Momoa is up for something big in The Crow. Mashable has sources claiming that Momoa is »
As the stars look down in witness, it appears as though Relativity Media’s reboot of “The Crow” has found its leading man: Jason Momoa, he of “Game of Thrones” and “Aquaman” fame. Mashable is reporting that the actor is in talks to star as Eric Draven in the long-in-the-works project, while his own Instagram appears to confirm it (below).
Alex Proyas’ 1994 original is a cult classic that also serves as a memorial for its star, the gone-too-soon Brandon Lee, who was killed during production when a gun used in a scene fired a defective blank. Conspiracy theories have arisen regarding the incident, not least because controversy also surrounds the death of the actor’s father, martial-arts icon Bruce Lee.
Read More: Beleaguered Relativity Will Now Try And Make ‘The Crow »
- Michael Nordine
Could Jason Momoa finally be the star to get The Crow off the ground? After previous false starts with Tom Hiddleston, Bradley Cooper, Jack Huston and Luke Evans, Relativity Media is now said to be eyeing the upcoming Justice League star. Corin Hardy (The Hallow), attached to the most recent failed launch starring Luke Evans, is still set to direct the picture. The biggest clue to the deal actually came from Momoa, who posted a picture with Hardy on Instagram, with the caption, "The only way to officially seal the deal as men Is a pint of black beauty," as the two shared a beer. Today, Mashable has confirmed that the two were sealing the deal on Momoa starring in the reboot of the role of Eric Draven, previously portrayed by Brandon Lee in the fan-favorite 1994 adaptation directed by Alex Proyas. The only way to officially seal the deal as »
Alex Proyas’ The Crow was one of my favorite movies growing up, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that it hasn’t aged well. In fact, I’m sort of hoping that it gets remade and is even more faithful to James O’Barr’s awesome comic book. Relativity has been developing a fresh take on The […] »
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