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The revolving door that is the reboot of James O'Barr's graphic novel The Crow on the big screen just keeps on spinning. Are you ready for a recap? Take a deep breath, here we go:Alex Proyas' initial 1994 film adaptation of the character proved enough of a cult hit to spawn three vastly inferior sequels - 1996's The Crow: City Of Angels, 2000's The Crow: Salvation and 2005's The Crow: Wicked Prayer - along with a 1998 television series with Mark Dacascos filling the role. The title has been dormant for some time now but execs have been looking for a way to bring it back.Director Stephen Norrington was initially slated to direct the reboot from a script by Nick Cave. Then an actor »
Read more: Bradley Cooper to star in remake of cult favorite ‘The Crow’ - Videos Visit Bradley Cooper's profile page for more stories, photos and his bio Bloggers and online communities are a buzz with debate over whether or not Bradley Cooper is up to the task of taking over Brandon Lee's role in a Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's "The Crow". It seems that the "Hangover" and "Limitless" star Cooper is seriously considering taking part in the project but die-hard fans of the 1990s cult classic original movie are up in arms at the very thought. The fans of the original movie which gain cult status after the tragic death of its start Brandon Lee on set. Lee was accidentally shot on the film set and died 12 hours later. Fans of the 1994 original don't want to ruin the original success of the movie by having it turn into »
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Variety reports that Cooper is in "early negotiations" for the lead role with Relativity Media. He recently flew to Spain to meet with director Juan Carlo Fresnadillo ('28 Days Later'), who was impressed with Cooper's take on the character.
Brandon Lee starred in the first 1994 Crow film as a musician who returns from the grave to avenge his own murder; the son of Bruce Lee tragically died in an on-set accident. He was followed by Vincent Perez in 'The Crow: City of Angels,' then Eric Mabius in 'The Crow: Salvation.'
- Sharon Knolle
Hm... we're not sure how fans of the original film are going to feel about this casting.
The 1994 film followed a man Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) brutally murdered who comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder. The cult hit was adapted from the '80s comic books by James O'Barr. The film's star Brandon Lee died during production when a prop gun misfired.
Three other films have been made based on "The Crow" comic books by O'Barr. A sequel, "The Crow: City of Angels,"starring Vincent Perez came out in 1996, "The Crow: Salvation" came out in 2000 and "The Crow: Wicked Prayer," which starred David Boreanaz and Edward Furlong, was released in 2005.
Juan Fresnadillo to remake cult 90s action-horror film about a rock star who rises from the dead to avenge his own murder
The 1994 gothic action shoot-em-up The Crow is the latest film to be considered worthy of a reboot, as it was announced that 28 Weeks Later director Juan Fresnadillo will take the reins for a forthcoming remake.
The original Crow, based on a comic book by James O'Barr, featured Brandon Lee as a musician called Eric Draven, who rises from the dead to avenge his own murder, and that of his fiancee. The film became notorious when Lee died on set after a prop gun malfunctioned.
The Crow became a cult hit, making $50m at the Us box office, and spawned three sequels, The Crow: City of Angels, The Crow: Salvation, and The Crow: Wicked Prayer, as well as a TV series starring Mark Dacascos.
Hollywood production outfit Relativity Media is behind the new film, »
- Andrew Pulver
Relativity Media just announced the co-writer/director of 28 Weeks Later, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, will helm the remake of The Crow (although they actually referred to it as a "re-invention"). There's no word yet on who will star in the film which will be based on the comic book series by James O'Barr. Relativity did reveal they expect The Crow to go into production this fall.
According to Relativity, Fresnadillo will "collaboratively develop the script" with whatever writer gets signed up for the project. This new reboot of The Crow will be produced by Edward R. Pressman, Jeff Most, Ryan Kavanaugh, Enrique López Lavigne and Belén Atien. Pressman also produced The Crow (1994), The Crow: City of Angels (1996), The Crow: Salvation (2000) and The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005). Brandon Lee, the son of Bruce Lee and Linda Lee Cadwell, was killed in a bizarre accident involving a prop gun during the making of the first Crow film. »
Eric Draven lives again.
"The Crow" has been a franchise that Hollywood has inexplicably rendered an utter and colossal failure. The original 1994 film starring the late, great Brandon Lee and directed by Alex Proyas was a genre masterpiece; a dark gothic fairy tale of tragic romance and violent revenge, with Lee as a slain musician brought back to life one year after he and his fiance are murdered to "put the wrong things right."
Lee was an A-list movie star in the making; imagine what his career -- and life -- might have been today had he survived the horrible on-set accident that took his life at age 28.
Maybe it's that so-called "Crow Curse" that has kept the franchise itself from taking flight. The 1996 sequel, "The Crow: City of Angels," was an incoherent mess (though it looked pretty), and the less said about the direct-to-video sequels, "The Crow: Salvation" (2000) and »
- Bryan Enk
7 items from 2011
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