Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Mark Wahlberg has been offered the lead role in Relativity Media’s remake of The Crow. Nothing is official just yet, but what do you think of this casting choice?
A big screen adaptation of the James O’Barr comic book series, the original film was directed by Alex Proyas and is possibly best known as the movie in which actor Brandon Lee was accidentally killed by a loaded gun. The story followed a man named Eric Draven who is brutally murdered and comes back to life to hunt and kill the people responsible for his and his fiancée’s murder.
Last we heard, musician / screenwriter Nick Cave had been hired to rewrite the script, a draft penned by Stephen Norrington (Blade, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), who is also attached to direct. We don’t know much more than that; last time we talked about the film producer Edward R. Pressman said:
The setting is the southwest — the Mexico/Arizona area — and an urban [setting], Detroit or Pittsburgh or something like that…There are two locations that the film is set. Its initial platform is in the southwest and then it moves to the big city in the north, middle or eastern America, and then back. … The Crow itself is a creature in this movie — it’s not just a bird…It’s got a personality and a character. Not like Godzilla exactly, but it’s very different [and has] a more active role in the story.