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Here we go again! Just as production on the long-delayed Fletch Remake beings to heat up, The Crow beings to cool down. Way down. Even though things have been looking better for the reboot, it has been troubled ever since it was announced. So much so, some believe it is cursed, a thought that goes all the way back to the original 1994 The Crow, which saw star Brandon Lee shot and killed on set. Creator of the comic book James O'Barr claims that $20 million has already been spent trying to get this new iteration off the ground. And while claims were made that the production would still shoot in the fall, despite Relativity filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it seems that initial report was a little premature.
Wow! Have we seen some unexpected things at the cinema this year! Shocking movie scenes are the things of legend. When they happen, they can make the film a "must see" or a "must leave." Quite simply, they are the thing that oftentimes get us to fork over our hard earned loot. And other times, they have us closing our eyes, squirming in our chair, or reaching for that empty popcorn bag to use as a vomit catcher!
Despite how many times we see a shocking scene, we never grow tired of them. Sure, not every movie can be The Crying Game or The Sixth Sense, but many times we will settle for merely a 'good' shock simply because so few films have them. As any discerning movie watcher will tell you, a shocking moment in and of itself isn't enough to make a movie good. However, if it works »
Now available from Tor Books is the Nightbreed sequel anthology, Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed, featuring an introduction by Barker and short stories from a wide range of great writers. We've been provided with one copy of Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed to give away.
"Clive Barker's Nightbreed has been controversial since the moment it was released in a version edited by the studio and roundly condemned by Barker, who wrote and directed the movie. A virtually instant cult film based on Barker's novella Cabal, it was nominated for three Saturn Awards and won several prizes at European film festivals.
Midian Unmade tells the stories of the Nightbreed after the fall of their city, Midian. Driven from their homes, their friends and family members slain before their eyes, the monsters become a mostly-hidden diaspora. Some are hunted; others, hunters. Some seek refuge. Others want revenge.
Contributors include: Karl Alexander, »
- Derek Anderson
Pinewood Cardiff shoot for Relativity-backed remake put on ice.
Production on the remake of cult classic The Crow has been “suspended”, according to multiple sources close to the film.
Pre-production on the multi-million pound feature, which was due to be the first shot at Pinewood Cardiff, has halted, with crew having vacated the studio this week following months of preparation.
While the latest delay to the anticipated film correlates with the financial woes of the film’s Us backer Relativity Media, a source close to Relativity told ScreenDaily that the company still “intends to move forward with producing and releasing The Crow”.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Who you gonna call? First pictures of new Ghostbusters revealed
Everything we know so far about the all-female Ghostbusters
But what happened to the stars of the original movie after it hit big in the '80s? Digital Spy goes then and now with the stars of Ghostbusters to find out their career moves after giving up ghoul-catching.
A familiar face on Us TV screens thanks to Saturday Night Live, Murray transitioned to movie stardom effortlessly in Meatballs, Caddyshack and Stripes before hitting it huge as Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters.
Roles in Groundhog Day and Kingpin followed before he was embraced by indie darlings Sofia Coppola and Wes Anderson. More recently Murray has kept us entertained with a handful of eccentric public and chatshow appearances, »
Whoever's in charge of casting on the new movie of The Crow has, we'd suspect, had easier jobs. When the project was first mooted, there was talk of Bradley Cooper taking on the lead role (made famous on the big screen, of course, by the late Brandon Lee). But then when Cooper ultimately passed (not that he ever committed, to be fair), Luke Evans signed up to take the part on. Evans hinted he was quitting The Crow at the end of last year, and did indeed walk away from the movie. And with actors such as Tom Hiddleston linked, it was eventually Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston who agreed to take the lead role on.
Huston was the latest in a long series of Hollywood stars in line to play undead vigilante Eric Draven, a role famously played by Brandon Lee in a 1994 cult classic.
Boardwalk Empire star Huston was confirmed for the role earlier this year, but TheWrap reports that scheduling conflicts will prevent him from remaining on board.
Luke Evans was officially attached to play Eric »
Something is really giving Relativity a hard time as it tries to assemble a reboot of The Crow. The film, based on the comic series by James O’Barr which led to the 1994 film starring Brandon Lee, has been in development for years. A dizzying array of directors and actors has been attached to the project in that […]
- Russ Fischer
Huston was set to play the title role made famous by the late Brandon Lee in the original film, but has had to drop the project due to scheduling issues around other projects. Corin Hardy (The Hallow) is directing the film.
On Huston’s departure, Hardy told Variety: “Jack Huston is unfortunately unavailable to continue with us on The Crow….The Crow is an amazing project, and I am grateful that we have the time and patience to get it right. We look forward to unveiling our new lead and starting to film over the next several weeks.”
Relativity Studios, who are making the film, also said on Huston’s departure: “Jack is a remarkably gifted actor, and we look forward to working with him in the future… »
- Scott J. Davis
Corin Hardy's remake of The Crow has lost another leading man. According to Variety, Jack Huston has had to step away from the project because of scheduling conflicts. Huston (Boardwalk Empire, American Hustle) would have played the lead role of Eric Draven; a guitarist who is murdered along with his girlfriend, and is resurrected one year later to seek vengeance on their killers. “Jack Huston is unfortunately unavailable to continue with us on The Crow,” Hardy said in a statement. “‘The Crow’ is an amazing project, and I am grateful that we have the time and patience to get it right. We look forward to unveiling our new lead and starting to film over the next several weeks.” Apparently Relativity is already looking at Nicholas Hoult and Jack O’Connell, among others, as possible replacements. Earlier today we found out that Forest Whitaker was in talks to play Ernie Hudson »
Relativity is once again searching for a new actor to star in its remake of “The Crow,” as Jack Huston (“Boardwalk Empire”) has exited the project due to a scheduling issue, TheWrap has learned. Corin Hardy is directing the movie, which is a remake of Alex Proyas’ 1994 classic based on the comic by James O’Barr. Brandon Lee starred alongside Michael Wincott and Ernie Hudson in the original movie. Andrea Riseborough and Forest Whitaker are in talks to take on Wincott and Hudson’s respective roles as villain Top Dollar and cop-turned-ally Sgt. Albrecht. Also Read: Forest Whitaker in Talks »
- Jeff Sneider
The “Boardwalk Empire” star was slated to take on the role originated by Brandon Lee in the 1994 film of the same, but had to drop out due to scheduling issues. “The Crow” is currently in pre-production in Wales.
“Jack Huston is unfortunately unavailable to continue with us on ‘The Crow,'” said director Corin Hardy in a statement. “‘The Crow’ is an amazing project, and I am grateful that we have the time and patience to get it right. We look forward to unveiling our new lead and starting to film over the next several weeks.”
Relativity Studios is backing the film, and is eyeing Nicholas Hoult and Jack O’Connell, among others, as possible replacements. The studio is currently in negotiations to bring Forest Whitaker on board the project in another role, according to a source close to Relativity. »
- Brent Lang
Sonny “Sundown” Garcia is the top cocaine distributor in the United States, which has made him a very rich and powerful man. It has also made him plenty of enemies. John Doe is just such a man. A nameless man of mystery, John lives to see Sundown not just dead, but to suffer six meaningful losses before his death—his fortune, his freedom, his love, his reputation, his most valuable possession and, finally, his life. John hires six hit-men, each one assigned to inflict one of the six meaningful losses upon Sundown. Starring: Vinnie Jones (X-Men: The Last Stand, Swordfish), Dominique Swain (Face/Off, Lolita), Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill, Independence Day), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down) & Bai Ling (The Crow, Anna and the King) »
After a stint in development hell, "The Crow" remake is now flying, for better or worse. Jack Huston is locked down in the lead role, and the movie's big baddie has been found, and it's being given an interesting gender switch. Deadline reports that Andrea Riseborough is in talks to play Top Dollar. A dude in the comics, and played by Michael Wincott in the 1994 movie, the character is the gang boss who murders Eric Draven and his girlfriend. When Draven returns in full goth as The Crow, he sets his sights on Top Dollar seeking justice and revenge. And I have to say, as disinterested in this movie as I am, the little twist on the villain is nifty. Corin Hardy ("The Woods") is directing the film which will land in cinemas probably next year sometime. Thoughts? Does this news make you slightly more optimistic? Hit up the comments section and let us know. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Birdman actress will play villain Top Dollar in the adaptation of James O'Barr's comic book, Deadline reports.
The role was played by Michael Wincott in the 1994 film, but the character will be rewritten as a woman in the updated version.
Corin Hardy is on board to direct the film, which centres around a murdered man who comes back to life to exact his revenge.
The remake will be adapted directly from the graphic novel rather than the 1994 cult film, which starred Brandon Lee. »
I didn't really have much interest in a remake of The Crow to begin with, and watching so many directors and actors join and leave the project certainly didn’t help. However, Luke Evans was attached to star for so long that it was hard not to warm up to the idea of him playing Eric Draven. But, of course, then he dropped out in January and we got Jack Huston instead. I'm sure he scored the role for a reason, but as someone who didn’t watch him in Boardwalk Empire or pay much attention to his big screen work, he certainly doesn't spark the hype that Evans, Alexander Skarsgard, Tom Hiddleston, James McAvoy, etc. did. But, a new casting report just surfaced for a different role and it's actually got me interested in the project again. [caption id="attachment_220529" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Universal[/caption] According to Deadline, Andrea Riseborough is currently in »
- Perri Nemiroff
Long in development, a new iteration of The Crow is finally underway with director Corin Hardy helming, and Jack Huston and Jessica Brown Findlay set to star as the doomed lovers whose deaths the former will return from the grave to avenge. Who will be responsible for their cruel fate? In Alex Proyas’ 1994 favorite Michael…
- Samuel Zimmerman
According to Deadline, Relativity Studios is in negotiations with Andrea Riseborough to play the villain in Corin Hardy's remake of The Crow, which will star Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston as the doomed Eric Draven. Riseborough ( Birdman, Oblivion, Disconnect, Made in Dagenham, Never Let Me Go) would play a character named Top Dollar, who was originally written as a man and was played by Michael Wincott in the first adaptation back in 1994. Top Dollar runs a crime syndicate, and is indirectly responsible for the deaths or Draven and his fiancée Shelly (Jessica Brown Findlay). The remake is being produced by Edward R. Pressman, Kevin Misher, Relativity’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, and Jeff Waxman. James O’Barr is also on board as a consultant. The Crow will take flight in 2016. »
Draven is a man who comes back from the dead to avenge his girlfriend's death after both were killed in a deadly attack.
Riseborough would play Top Dollar, the head of the syndicate responsible for the attack and a role which was played by Michael Wincott in the previous 1994 film adaptation.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
The reboot of comic book movie franchise The Crow just got a lot more interesting. As if the presence of Boardwalk Empire‘s Jack Huston as the title avenger wasn’t enough to thrill you, then how about the actress producers are pursuing as the villain? If they have their way, brilliant character actress Andrea Riseborough will take the role of crime lord and nemesis Top Dollar.
Brit Riseborough has built a reputation as a chameleonic talent over the years, with performances in Brighton Rock, Shadow Dancer and Made In Dagenham as distinctive from each other as it’s possible to get. Should she agree to sign on, she’ll be playing a part last seen in the guise of Michael Wincott in the 1994 original. Seems screenwriter Claire Wilson and director Corin Hardy are reworking the material in more ways than one.
Based on James O’Barr’s graphic novel, »
- Steve Palace
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