The Crow Reboot

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Is the long and winding road of The Crow remake’s tumultuous development finally coming to an end? That’s the scuttlebutt today, which suggests that the almost 10-year journey on the part of Relativity Media to reboot the 1994 cult classic seems to have now bore fruit with an expected start date just a few months hence. It’s been stop and go, stop and go for The Crow remake, with various stars and directors all coming onboard at various points depending on which way the wind blows. Many suspected that the nearly 25-year-old Alex Proyas film was cursed, but now it looks like this Crow is about to break free from development hell. (more…)

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Word is that the long troubled The Crow Reboot from Relativity is back on track with a new director Corin Hardy (The Hallow-2015). The Crow will be Relativity’s first movie production post bankruptcy which should give everyone a rock solid feeling in your gut. The good news? Hardy’s first film The Hallow was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Debut Director this year. What else is going on with the reboot? (more…)

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The spot-on performance of the late Brandon Lee as undead avenger Eric Draven–plus the dark, atmospheric vision of director Alex Proyas made 1994’s The Crow (based on James O’Barr‘s graphic novel) into a modern classic, particularly among genre fans and comic readers. It’s common knowledge that The Crow has become yet more grist for the reboot mill–but will this new flick be just another pointless attempt at cashing in on a popular character? (like EVERY Crow sequel with the possible exception of City of Angels….it gets a pass for the presence of Iggy Pop)

Well, let’s see what “Nu-Draven”–Luke Evans (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Fast and Furious 6, and the upcoming Dracula Untold) has to say on the subject (after the jump).  (more…)

From Hardcover to Broadway, ‘Peter & The Starcatchers’ a series of bestselling children books, is becoming a huge hit. The Broadway play has received nine Tony Award nominations earlier this month, and Walt Disney Pictures has hired writer Jesse Wigutow to adapt the book into a movie with franchise potential.

Wigutow is currently the man to have with his adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s thriller The Osterman Weekend in development at Summit with director Brian Kirk (“Game of Thrones“) and a reboot of The Crow at Relativity Media with F. Javier Gutierrez. It will be interesting to see how he handles a more child-friendly story.

Highlights from the Broadway Show:

In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island, an orphan boy named Peter and his pretty, mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil. The story precedes J.M. Barrie’s beloved Peter Pan. So are you excited to see Disney tackle the preceding adventures that made Peter Pan ‘the boy who never grew up’?