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Will The Crow remake see the light of day anytime soon? The project has been a revolving door for talent over the years. Some good actors – Bradley CooperJack Huston, and Luke Evans – have been enticed to star in the film before departing. Right now, Jason Momoa (Justice League) and director Corin Hardy (The Hallow) are on board, but the director is about to go off and shoot The Conjuring 2 spinoff, The Nun. The promising filmmaker left the project, only to later return to it.

News has been quiet on The Crow recently, but the re-adaptation’s executive producer and former director, F. Javier Gutiérrez (Rings), who hasn’t heard much about The Crow Reborn (the current title) recently, says they’re developing an R-rated film. Below, read what else he had to say about the comic book film.

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Watch The First Three Minutes Of ‘Rings’

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Rings‘ release date has been kicked around more times than a soccer ball. Okay, maybe not that many times, but four delays is telling. Originally scheduled to open in the fall of 2015, the sequel then got moved to spring 2016, and then it got bumped back again to the autumn of 2016. That last release date didn’t work out, either, so director F. Javier Guitérrez‘s horror film is finally coming out this Friday. Days before Rings  hits theaters its heavily promoted plane sequence has made its way online.

Below, watch the first three minutes of Rings.

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Rings trailer

Rings has been pushed back so many times at this point that there’s a very good chance you forgot it was coming at all. But you know who doesn’t forget about these things? Creepy little girls trapped in wells who wreak vengeance via viral video. A new Rings trailer sets up the next chapter in the horror franchise, which reveals that Samara’s managed to catch up with the times and give her tape a digital upgrade. Watch it below.  Read More »

‘Rings’ Trailer: Samara Adapts to the Times

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Not to be outdone by the Blair Witch, Samara is also mounting a return this fall. Paramount has unveiled the first trailer for Rings, starring Matilda Lutz and Alex Roe as the latest victims of that eerie video from 2002’s The Ring. And if you’re wondering how Samara’s curse could possibly continue in an era where no one watches VHS tapes anymore, you may be pleased to see she’s made some technological upgrades. Watch the Rings trailer below.

UPDATE: We’ve added a Rings international trailer below which contains a bit of new footage.

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the ring 3

2002’s The Ring was a genuinely unsettling experience, one that slowly dug itself under your skin and lingered there long after the credits had rolled. But its sequel, 2005’s The Ring Two, was nowhere near as effective. And now its threequel, Rings, seems to be struggling even to get to the theater. Originally slated for a 2015 opening, Rings has just been pushed back again, this time all the way to fall 2016.

Meanwhile, also shuffling up and down the release calendar are Richard Linklater‘s Everybody Wants Some, which will arrive a smidge earlier than anticipated, and an as-yet-untitled Universal Monsters movie, which will drop a tiny bit later.  Read More »

The Ring

In a way, The Ring was its own prequel — much of the plot was devoted to figuring out the origins of the killer tape, and uncovering Samara’s tragic childhood in the process. Then the 2005 sequel revealed still more of Samara’s backstory. But apparently there’s still more to her tale that needs to be told.

A new report indicates the upcoming Rings will be a prequel. F. Javier Gutiérrez is directing the new film with Matilda Lutz starring. Learn more about The Ring prequel after the jump.  Read More »

Now Corin Hardy Will Direct ‘The Crow’ Remake

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Few projects cycle through as many publicly-known director attachments as The Crow remake, which is set to star Luke Evans (above) as a murdered man who finds his . F. Javier Gutiérrez was most recently attached to direct the remake, but has moved on to The Ring 3D. Now Corin Hardy will be the Crow remake director, reportedly thanks in part to a recommendation from Edgar Wright. Read More »

The Ring 3

The second Ring film, a sequel to the remake of the Japanese movie Ringu, opened in 2005. That’s nearly a decade ago, which in Hollywood terms means we’re long overdue for another sequel. Now a third Ring film, which we’ll unofficially call The Ring 3, has been announced. It’ll be directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez, a Spanish filmmaker who has long been attached to direct The Crow remake. His only previous film, Before The Fall, opened in 2008 to some critical acclaim. Read More »

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Briefly: The Crow is one of a few reboots that has had a very halting development process over the last few years. The James O’Barr comic, about murdered musician Eric Draven, who returns from the dead to avenge his killing, and that of his young wife, will reportedly star Luke Evans when cameras finally roll under the direction of  by Spanish helmer F. Javier Gutiérrez.

A new rumor, from Schmoes Know, now says that The Walking Dead and Boondock Saints actor Norman Reedus is now set to play a guy named James in the reboot. Who is James? Good question! Given the roles that Reedus often plays, it’s easy to suspect he’ll be among the crew of malcreants that Draven faces upon his supernatural return to the land of the living. But given the dark world of the story, he could end up doing just about anything. And, frankly, given the number of times The Crow has faltered in the past, until an official start of production announcement hits there might not be much reason to ponder the question too deeply.

 

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Let’s say you’re working on a remake of a fan-favorite project — one with such a faithful audience that the very notion of a remake is unwelcome. The best way to make everyone happy is (obviously) to make a good movie, but one strategy to manage the project’s image at an early stage is to get the original creator on board. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell did a lot of stumping for the Evil Dead remake, for example, which definitely helped fans accept the project.

Now Relativity Media has hired The Crow creator James O’Barr as “creative consultant” on the company’s new adaptation of O’Barr’s ’90s comic series. The film hasn’t yet started shooting, and won’t until next year, but O’Barr, along with director F. Javier Gutierrez, will give comics fans a hint of their plans in just a couple weeks at Comic Con in San Diego.  Read More »