Lord, how I wish this story would die. Yet like Eric Draven himself, it just keeps rising from the dead, to punish us all for our sins. The latest news indicates that, at the very least, our sins may not be quite as bad as we thought.
Well, mine anyway. You fucks are all hellbound.
Anyway. The remake for The Crow has gone through several incarnations. At one point, Stephen Norrington was tapped to direct, and we were woeful. Then Mark Wahlberg was inexplicably rumored to star. The Nick Cave was going to go all bad seed on the script. There was even a moment when the producer likened it to Godzilla, and my rage caused all of my neighbors dogs to howl and their children to weep blood.
Now, we’re moving on yet again. According to Variety, Relativity Media has found their director, for really real this time, and it’s Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Who is that, you ask? He’s the fellow who directed 28 Weeks Later, the pretty good sequel to the magnificent 28 Days Later.
This intrigues me. I enjoyed 28 Weeks Later, though it was a bit silly at times, and didn’t offer up quite the visceral experience that its predecessor did. But then, following up Danny Boyle’s film is a steep hill to climb. Regardless, the man clearly has talent, and if it’s gonna happen, better him than that fuckstick Norrington.
It looks like the Nick Cave script is being abandoned, as Variety says that “Fresnadillo will collaboratively develop the screenplay once a writer is attached to adapt the script from James O’Barr’s comicbook series.” They also indicate that it will once again focus on Draven, and none of this “new crow” horseshit that was the subject of the numerous, terrible sequels.
Regardless, there have been so many changes and announcements that I’m still taking this with a grain of salt. I’ll believe it when I see it.