We dodged a bullet with the Near Dark remake being cancelled, but that won't stop Hollywood from beating a dead horse, or actor in this case. Variety reports a remake of The Crow is in the works. And it's going to be directed by Stephen Norrington, the director of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Blade.
For Norrington, “The Crow” deal marks the end of a long screen sabbatical. After making his breakthrough with the Marvel Comics hero “Blade,” Norrington took on a big-budget comic transfer with “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Neither the director nor his star, Sean Connery, has made a film since. (Thank God!)
Norrington resolved to focus on independent projects, and sparked to an approach on “The Crow” from Relativity production chief Tucker Tooley and Pressman. Norrington had a relationship with Pressman when they came close to making Mutant Chronicles several years ago. Both embraced Norrington’s vision of the antihero, which Norrington said will be different than the film Proyas made.
“Whereas Proyas’ original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style,” Norrington told Daily Variety.
I couldn't think of a worse idea than remaking The Crow with this hack. No, wait, I forgot about The Three Stooges remake by the Farrelly brothers. Okay, this is the second worst idea.
Trivia: Cameron Diaz was offered the part of Shelly in The Crow, but turned it down because she didn't like the script.