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So The New CROW Could Be Played By...Who?

Published at: Oct. 19, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST by merrick

Merrick here...
THIS piece at Bloody Disgusting says that The Powers That Be have at least offered the role of the the main character in their re-adaptation of James O'Barr's THE CROW to... ...Mark Wahlberg. No word on whether he'll accept, and just because he's been offered the role doesn't automatically mean he'll accept. Still, it's a bit of an odd choice given that (apparently still attached?) director Stephen Norrington (BLADE, LXG) is working from a presumably hard-edged script by Nick Cave - and Wahlberg doesn't exactly scream tortured, vengeful spirit. I guess they figured if he could survive breeze and trees he could potentially cheat death itself?
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  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    ahem

    by smylexx

    but still no Tom Bosley Obit?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    I like Wahlberg, but he doesn't fit the Crow.

    by CodeName

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    ahem..

    by smylexx

    Should i have said 'FRIST!!1!!1!111!' or something? I'm very confused.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Dup...

    by ATARI

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/47105

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Two Words

    by The Atomic Nerd

    Max Payne.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Has anyone watched the crow recently?

    by Nicoflex

    It sucks monkey dick.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

    by ravenloff

    If he couldn't pull off the tortured Max Payne, for crying out loud, how is he going pull of the infinitely more tortured soul of the Crow...even without Brandon's incredibly hard-to-fill shoes?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    By whom

    by Peter David

    It would be "by whom." As for Wahlberg not being a tortured, vengeful soul, that was pretty much the argument against Michael Keaton as Batman. That worked out. To slightly paraphrase Lord Olivier, he can try acting, dear boy.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    .....Who?

    by Salvador_Dalek

    I thought you were making a clever headline there. My first thought was "Wha? David Tennant??"

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    "Hey Goat! I'm in the Crow. Say hi to your mother for me"

    by Tall_Boy66

    Now I'm gonna talk to a bird. Hey bird. I'm the Crow. you're a sparrow. Say hi to your mother for me.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    smylexx

    by ragingfluff

    well said, sir

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Why not Josh Brolin?

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    He's amazing.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Salvador_Dalek

    by Tall_Boy66

    Merrick ain't that clever.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    "Michael Keaton as Batman. That worked out."

    by ravenloff

    ...only in a vacuum, in which it was. Up against our current Dark Knight, Keaton's looks as campy as West's.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    To Ravenloff

    by The Atomic Nerd

    I 100% agree. I feel that the two words are synonymous with everything wrong with this possible casting choice.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    by JethroBodine

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    What about Russell Crowe?

    by CodeName

    Kidding.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Tom Bosleys dead?

    by UGG

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    RIP TOM BOSLEY

    by JethroBodine

    Catch ya lata Mista C. <p></p> ;-)

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    But a younger Daniel Day Lewis would've been perfect.

    by CodeName

    They need to find an actor who looks like, or can act like the late Jim Morrison.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Ralph Macchio

    by CobraKai

    Would have been the logical choice.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Fuck No!!!

    by Sloppy2nds

    The original is a fucking classic, leave it alone.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    I'd agree with you if you were right

    by Peter David

    But the solid black costume? The hard rubber mask with limited mobility? The voice speaking just above a whisper? Their Bruce Waynes may be different, but Christian Bale is channeling Michael Keaton when he puts on the out. As for "in a vacuum," my response would be that, if you want vacuums, Val Kilmer and George Clooney both sucked in the role. Whatever "campiness" there is comes not from Keaton, but the script and Burton's directing.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Am I mistaken?

    by The Atomic Nerd

    Wasn't Joseph Gordon-Levitt once in the running for this?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    BULLSHIT!!!

    by lecter1914

    No way! The Crow was my favorite film for years (only booted by Requiem For A Dream, but its still #2) and this is bullshit!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Merrick - Could Be Played By...WHOM?

    by Baron Karza

    -5

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    ULTRA-FAIL!

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    What....you ned me to explain why Marky mark would be a pathetic Crow?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    This is so going to Robert Pattinson

    by dastickboy

    Right up his street, plenty of angsty, running-fingers-through-hair acting to do.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Leave the original alone?

    by Peter David

    Considering there have been a couple of sequels and a TV series, I think the "leave it alone" ship has sailed. As for casting, perhaps they should use the gold-colored robot from Mystery Science Theater. He'd be great.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Be careful. If you all complain too much...

    by Peter David

    They'll cast Keanu Reeves.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    What, not ANY other actor in Hollywood was a better choice?

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    dastickboy

    by lecter1914

    you know....im probably going to get a lot of shit for this and you were probably just joking...but in a weird way...I'd kind of like to see that. Give him like a full year of acting classes 24/7...and I'd be interested.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    How about Sting from WCW

    by Mummy_Under_Your_Bed

    it's so obvious guys.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3 Greenlit!

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    WHERE DA NEWS AT, MERRICK??

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    The Crow is like Highlander

    by quintana007

    there can only be one. The first one. The rest sucks.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Oh my

    by TheFlyingWasp

    Certainly the last choice you'd think of but then again, Heath Ledger was a surprise when he was picked as The Joker for The Dark Knight. Unlikely choices can turn into absolute gold. But then again, why remake The Crow???

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Why are you pretending to be the crow?

    by Anything But Tangerines

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Maybe it's a role reversal

    by AlienFanatic

    Marky Mark will play the passive audience, and we'll be the tortured, vengeful spirits. Then again, I suppose I could see Wahlberg as a stiff, unemotional corpse. He pretty much plays the same role in all his other films.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    by KilliK

    terrible,terrible news.not only they are remaking the crow,but they are giving the iconic role to Marky Mark?? <P>FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Eric (The Crow) is in his late 20's early 30's...

    by BlackBriar

    Marky Mark is a horrible idea, Robert Pattinson can burn in hell the guy is an Ass can't act worth Dick! Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Cillian Murphy. would be much better picks. For the love of crumb cake don't make this into some PG-13 teeny pop movie. That would suck Ass!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Hahahahahahahahahaha

    by BlackBauer0320

    Still laughing at Tall_Boy's comment. In other news, Hollywood is the last to get the memo about Mark Wahlberg not being able to carry a movie very well as a lead. The guy has had some great roles but is better as part of an ensemble. How about Noomi Rapace? Oh wait...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Why?

    by I am_NOTREAL

    That there's demand for a new Crow is the biggest news here to me. The original was an interesting but far-from-great supernatural revenge flick that took on gravitas due to the untimely death of Brandon Lee. Some neat visuals. That's all. Still sad that Lee died so young, but I hardly pegged this franchise as having any sort of lasting appeal. Looks like I was wrong...or maybe they really, REALLY are out of ideas.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Now the haters hate the Crow too?

    by KilliK

    <p>two words for you ignorant kids:<br /> <p>FOOK OFF

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    After he kills someone....

    by pk68

    he'll say "Say I hi to your mother for me"

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Old Crow

    by KarlKolchak

    At first, I thought Markie Mark might be too old, but it could end up being cool. As long as it doesn't suck as much as Max Payne or whatever that crappy movie was called.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    WHO CARES ABOUT THE CROW

    by Norm3

    YAWN

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Please...No.No, Norrington!

    by scrote

    After Portman in the running for pg13 alien prequel news story this is the worst casting news...jesus. Ah, man, just leave The Crow alone now. I was kinda intrigued when I heard Norrington was doing this. But now....ughh...I've a feeling this is going to get worse....

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    I've got a brilliant idea!

    by Black Jesus

    Why don't they just re-make every fucking movie ever made! That would be so awesome!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Yes, hire the guy that PISSED ALL OVER the Apes reboot!

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    SMART FUCKING THINKING!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    epic fail

    by thesmilingpsycho

    if they're going for comedy then yes by all means hire wahlberg, but i dont think thats what theyre going for

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Yeah

    by scrote

    ...screw it all, just get Ed O'Neill...that'd be kinda cool. So disappointed in this. Alex Proyas - can you not have a little chat with Norrington and tell him where he's going wrong...like, before he starts this thing...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Joseph Gordon Levitt as every comic character!

    by skycrapper

    I'm tired of the JGL suggestions too but hey not a bad idea for The Crow. Say hi to your mother for me.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    To do this justice it needs to be

    by MartinX

    Seth Rogan.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    actually yea

    by thesmilingpsycho

    joseph gordon levitt would be a good choice for this one. almost perfect.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    The Crow...

    by Sprinky

    It should've died along with Brandon Lee instead we had to sit through numerous sequels. Leave it alone i say.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Crow T. Robot

    by InActionMan

    for The Crow. This is going to be shit. This way you cut out the middleman. The Misties can goof on the movie from inside the movie.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    I AM A CROW. Im a crow, I"m a crow, I'm a crow.....

    by hlt6857

    I'm a big bright shining crow.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    epic fail

    by atm216

    This will fail. It will be like that bullshit book .....the bible in its unfathomability

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    And Peter David

    by scrote

    I wasn't a bit surprised to see Keaton pull that role off. He has presence as an actor...fucking dough balls of the stuff. It seems no one saw Clean and Sober before Batman...fucking awesome movie. Anyway, back on topic, Hey Alex, will you just call the guy??

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    You're nothing but street grease you hear!

    by savagedave

    STREET GREASE YOU MOTHERFUCKER!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Oh....

    by Sprinky

    I know this is not the obit column for Tom Bosley but still... R.I.P. Mr Bosley Happy days are here no more.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Ian McKellan as the Crow

    by spidercoz

    he could do it

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    BRANDON LEE

    by 40VirginsAnd_aMule

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    VINCENT PEREZ

    by 40VirginsAnd_aMule

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    ERIC MABIUS

    by 40VirginsAnd_aMule

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    EDDIE FURLONG

    by 40VirginsAnd_aMule

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    MARK DACASCOS

    by 40VirginsAnd_aMule

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    MARKY MARK!!!

    by 40VirginsAnd_aMule

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    way to aim high

    by 40VirginsAnd_aMule

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    WILLIAM SHATNER

    by scrote

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    is that gasoline i smell?

    by 40VirginsAnd_aMule

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    And I thought his casting in Planet of the Apes was bad

    by ChezKing

    This is sooooo bad it's insanely laughable. Please let it be a rumor or a very very early April Fool's joke.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    christ...can we switch it up for once...

    by Datascream

    and have a woman Crow? I think it would make a more interesting dynamic that all the others are constantly losing.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Not Wahlberg. Try Gackt for the role.

    by WalkingToaster

    I like him in other action movies. But he won't work as the Crow. Take japanes actor Gackt for the role

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    James O'Barr

    by scrote

    Don't you have some say in this? This is your baby, man...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Norrington dumped for...

    by spidercoz

    UWE BOLL!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    If you don't know Gackt...

    by WalkingToaster

    ... http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/26525607/GACKT+foolsmate_052009_3.jpg

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Leave the original alone

    by disfigurehead

    Greta movie. Amazing soundtrack.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Shame IGGY POP

    by scrote

    ain't thirty years younger...that woulda been real cool....

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    A commatosed constipated Crow

    by AsimovLives

    Mark Wahlberg has been good in a few movies. Emphasis on FEW.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Marky Mark is the name for shit..

    by fanboy71

    on the lips and hearts of all children!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    The love for that hack Norrington in here...

    by AsimovLives

    ... is just unbelievable. How the fuck can that miserable hack get so much love? But then agfain, this is the same place where people go totally stupid gay on Jar Jar Abrams, so logic and common sense are not the most abundant thing here. "Loving The Hack" should be AICN's motto.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    WTF??

    by folamour

    "I guess they figured if he could survive breeze and trees he could potentially cheat death itself? " hahahhahahahaha

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    what love?

    by spidercoz

    asi, what the hell are you talking about, yet again? like 2 people have mentioned him and nothing good was said. do you have some weird filter or browser plugin that translates english into idiot or something?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    I thought it was David Tennant

    by vadakinX

    When I read the headline "Could be played by...Who?" my first thought was, Tennant or Eccleston? Would either suit the Crow? I don't know. That's why I clicked to read the article to see "who" it was.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Will he fight in baggy pants and exposed boxers?

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    I'm sorry, but this is bad news for the Crow reboot.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Asi, WTF are you on about?

    by spud_mcspud_returns

    Norrington is fucking awesome! Guy does the first BLADE (which is brilliant), his early quirky SF-horror DEATH MACHINE (massively under-rated) - and you CANNOT hld him responsible for the clusterfuck that was LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARILY SHIT GENTLEMEN, he was steamrollered by Connery and the studio, who backed Connery's vision for the movie. Norrington UNDERSTOOD the LXG graphic novels - Connery never did. That was NOT Norrington's fucking fault.<P> In short, Asi, get your fucking facts right - Norrington is all kinds of right for this project. That said, MARK FUCKING WAHLBERG??!? Respect to the guy, he's a solid actor given the right role, but as The Crow? Fuck that shit. JGL or nobody at all...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Maybe it's all part of someone's cunning plan

    by buggerbugger

    ...to 'accidentally' shoot Mark Wahlberg?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Interesting. I'll have to think aout this.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I've always loved "The Crow," even though I haven't loved all the movies. In fact, only the first one with Brandon Lee is really any good. In this way, the Crow series IS INDEED like the Highlander series. It might be interesting to see an actor closer to 40 than 20 play the role, and Wahlberg might add a gravitas to the part. I'm just not sure.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Just a shame

    by scrote

    Norrington never got to do GHOST RIDER...and now it looks like he's going ahead with this gig it's already been fucked around with by bad casting. And bad fucking casting at that. Movie news lately has been pretty much shit.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Are you kidding me?

    by TV's Frank

    The Crow? Man, I am so sick of remakes.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Norringtons awesome

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Give him a great script and let him loose he will deliver the goods.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Yeah

    by scrote

    I loved what Norrington did with DEATH MACHINE. For the budget they had it was a knock-out movie

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Get James O'Barr on the phone.

    by fanboy71

    He's probably really pissed

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    As James O'Barr said once

    by HapaPapa72

    How much more money can they squeeze outta Brandon's bones? Leave the Crow alone.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    after I read this....

    by Dookie_Lumpkins

    something tumbled down my lower g.i.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Brace yourself

    by scrote

    ...next thing this will be PG13 and have Amber Heard in the lead role....oh shit, sorry,no, that's the HELLRAISER reboot. Silly me. Hope the Wahlberg thing is just a stupid rumor...but ya never know. Christ, and I've still got The Thing reboot to prepare for.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    the good thing?

    by KilliK

    Sean Connery is not here to fuck Norrington's work.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Hey, remember when they made NEW shit?

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    April Fools was like six months ago...

    by SifoDyasJr.

    I like Mark, but no...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    why is it still referenced as a remake?

    by Bouncy X

    norrington said its a different story with different characters so its just another sequel. unless of course by "different characters" he means he simply changed the last names.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Hey, Brandon Lee!

    by azguki

    Say hello to your mother for me.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    I just find it hard to believe....

    by SlyAndTheFamilyStallone

    ...that ALL the CW kids are busy. They cant find ONE emo-haired, long scarf wearing no-name? (That's what they usually do right?) I guess when you run out of 16 yeard old pretty boys, you hit up the 40 year old ones.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    just when you think

    by frank cotton

    a bad idea could not be made worse...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    FREEZE!

    by robertplant

    You move and you're dead! "And I say- I'm dead, and I move." Ernie Hudson, great villain, great atmosphere, classic film. Easily one of the best comic to film adaptations (Meaning it follows the comic storyline very closely, I'm not talking about comic movies that create their own completely new stories, like X-Men and Batman.)

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    In related news: Hot Topic (Nasdaq:HOTT) stock jumped

    by donkingkong

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Will Smith for the Crow!

    by CANT_WAIT_TO_HATE

    Lame franchise to rehash.....

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Michael Wincott cast in Batman 3!!!

    by elsewhere

    Just kidding, but since we're on the subject of The Crow, wouldn't he be great in Nolan's Bat film.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Payne in the butt, Payne to the max.

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    Mark Wahlburg should not be allowed to play in something that has an established fanbase. We have feelings! He's no Furlong.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    It would be funny

    by smackfu

    if one of the bad guys had a dead mother, and the Crow is like (grabs head) "Say Hi to your mother for me" *snap*

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Marky-Mark's one of those dudes...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...who just can't pull off the "creative eye makeup" look at all.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    As Drinky Crow maybe but not The Crow...

    by SID 8.0

    I like Walberg as an actor he's made some great movies however they should keep looking. He should pass the script to Adrian Grenier instead. I could see him playing it.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Yeah, if you're an early-90's kid...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...you don't like how the suits managed to ream the Crow frnchise. After Lee died, there shouldn't have been a "Crow franchise", it should have been the one movie and that's it.I remember being all hyped to see the second movies, then 20 minutes in I was ready for Quint's Gong Show.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    cant be anyworse than Furlong

    by Phategod2

    Or any of the other guys after Lee.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Ice cream for crow

    by HypeEndsHere

    http://tinyurl.com/ 2gxjgr9

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Why remake this?

    by jsarnold513

    The original was good, but part of what made it such a big deal is the tragedy of Brandon Lee. Take Lee's death out and it's just a good action flick with a cult following and some style, but does anything about it scream "remake me now?" I don't think so. <p> Are they running out of remakes??? I'm surprised they haven't started mining the John Hughes filmography to remake The Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    I don't like Mark Wahlberg

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    You can say what you want about his performance in THE DEPARTED, but the guy never feels like an actor to me. I watch him onscreen and it's like he's phoning it in. You watch him going through the motions and you just KNOW that he's really thinking about what he's going to eat that night, which club he's going to be hitting and wondering what he should put on his Twitter. The guy is like a cardboard cut-out that someone animated using evil fucking magic and then unleashed on Hollywood. Boring and completely the opposite to spectacular, Mark Wahlberg is like a dying plant wilting in front of the camera.<p>And he's almost as bad a choice for this as Edward "Fatty" Furlong.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    At least it's not Shia LaBeouf

    by CCon99

    So sick of him.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Crow and the Funky Bunch

    by donkingkong

    Would be sick yo.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    I ALSO THOUGHT IT WAS DAVID TENNANT

    by Mullah Omar

    Which still made about as much sense as Mark Wahlberg. <br> <br> Does this mean Wahlberg will be too busy for David O. Russell's next film?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Hollywood = Retards!!!

    by ironFIST678

    horrible choice. Why not Ben Foster?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    In retrospect THE CROW as a character was soooo Emo

    by TooSoon

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    All kidding aside, Ryan Gosling gets my vote.

    by TooSoon

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Hey Crow!

    by djangoilbastardo

    Say hi to your mother for me.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Oh FUCK

    by SmokingRobot

    Good Christ. What a screwup.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    I Met Mark. He Is A Nice Guy

    by Media Messiah

    He is a good actor, and sometimes brilliant, but he does not fit the role. He would make a great villain for the movie, but he is not The Crow.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    James Franco Should Be The Crow

    by Media Messiah

    He was made for the role!!!!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Keaton was a terrible choice. Burton was on crack.

    by Uncle Stan

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    "Who."

    by 3 Bag Enema

    I figured it was either Christopher Eccleston or David Tennant based on the grammar. Should be "whom." You just don't care, do you?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    By whom, you illiterate donkey fucker.

    by Bronx Cheer

    It's so easy to know when to use "whom" that I'm shocked to see "journalists" such as yourself make this mistake. If you would say him or her, use whom. That's all you need to know. Feckin' eejit.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    The Crow was only successful because of Lee's death

    by alienindisguise

    Almost no one gave 2 fucks about the graphic novels before that and clearly no cared after the first flick came out. The 1st was above average but those sequels are dog shit especially the one with Edward Furlong in it...yikes!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Keaton Was Better Than Bale...

    by Media Messiah

    ...but Bale is a boring actor. I know a girl who loves him, and I respect her, as it makes her happy to be his fan, but the guy has been stale as Batman and in other roles, at least, in my view. That said, even Keaton was a very bad casting choice, although he had more dimensions than Bale, actinf wise. I agree, Tim Burton was/is on something, that, or he was/is crazy, or both, and not in a good way.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Mark Wahlberg is a putrid SOB

    by Nabster

    and the guy sucks at acting.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    The Crow Was A Spotty Film

    by Media Messiah

    Could that have been due in part to Lee's death? I would thinks so--but it was also sloppy in many ways--and rather inventive in others, visually? Would it have been a better film if Lee had lived, and the accident had never happened, I guess we'll never know? Clearly...though, its box office, and legend, was helped due to Lee's very sad death. He was becoming such a great martial artist too. His Dad would have been very proud of him.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain: Most Anybody Can Play Batman...

    by Media Messiah

    ...however, not everybody can play Bruce Wayne. Most of the problem with TDK is that they spent no time developing Bruce Wayne. He was ignored, and in all fairness to Bale, what could anyone do with that? A poorly written and under written character is empty--and the emptiness is blaring where Bruce Wayne is concerned, specifically in the movies, and worse still, in TDK. The material given to Bale was lacking, yes, but it is also his fault that he didn't demand better dialogue, and scenes for the moments he was out of costume. Those were the weakest parts of the film. We learned nothing of Wayne, and all he did is sit around, and stand around, in business suits...complaining about the Joker, in a ponderous and near aloof manner? There was no real emotion reflected there, no depth? That is largely the fault of the writing and the director--still, as I said before, Bale should have stepped-up and said, "Give this script more body. Give Bruce Wayne 3 dimensions!"

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman has confirmed Aronofsky

    by cgih8r

    Jackman: "With Aronofsky directing, this will not be a usual "X-Men" movie. This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one...well, I would say that, but I really do feel that, and I feel this is going to be very different...This is Wolverine. This is not Popeye. He's kind of dark...but, you know, this is a change of pace. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote 'The Usual Suspects,' has written the script, so that'll give you a good clue. [Aronofsky's] going to make it fantastic. There's going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure."

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah...Keaton was a bad casting choice?

    by cgih8r

    What do you base that on? His looks? He was perfect in that role.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    BALE is boring, but MARKBERG is good?

    by frank cotton

    if this is the best that hollywood can do for a savior, no wonder it's so fucked up

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    You Never Know...

    by Apocol0id

    I think it's possible that if Marky Mark got this role, there's a remote chance he could do the character of a lifetime. Like when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker. Everyone thought he wasn't fitting. Look what happened.

  • This is Bullshit. One of my all time favourite movies and some dickhead wants to wipe his arse with it. Just to make a couple of bucks. I watched City of Angels when it came out. Didn't like it and I've stayed clear from the other ones ever since. Haven't seen 'em. Don't want to.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Zac Efron

    by KoolerThanJesus

    Would be great for this.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Adrian Grenier.

    by SID 8.0

    I thought we were just throwing names out. Either him or Ernest Borgnine.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    "The Crow Was A Spotty Film"

    by BurnHollywood

    Always drove me nuts that the original CROW's makers didn't get that the story's hook was the unfolding nature of Eric's identity and his relation to the thugs he was killing off, and especially that he was, in fact, resurrected, which wasn't revealed until the last issue.<p> I'd like to think this version's producers might know better, but they're already off the mark with Wahlberg (absolutely reeks of a major storyline change, which Hollywood loves because it doesn't have to pay the original creator). Good actor, absolutely wrong for the part.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Duh.

    by EyeForgiveMelGibson

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Wahlberg can only play lispy homies

    by EyeForgiveMelGibson

    or ex homies who are lispy.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    who? too old 4 teen crowd.

    by alice133

    who the fuck runs that movie company?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Johnny Depp....or Odette Yustman

    by Meadowe

    The latter because I was thinking of The Crow: Flesh & Blood, where the main charaqter was female and avenging her and her unborn baby's deaths.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Death Machine!!!

    by NixEclips

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    I thought it was going to be Zac Efron

    by Ye Not Guilty

    Now I'm disappointed for sure. :(

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    You've got...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    ...to be fucking joking.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    CGIh8r: I Can't Attack Keaton's Acting...But...

    by Media Messiah

    ...it just felt like Burton was casting a friend, rather than looking for someone that reminds one of Bruce Wayne/Batman--from the comic books, someone that tonally fit the role, and from a physical standpoint. Keaton's casting was stunt casting at best, and at the least, it was good 'ol boys, "Let's give our buddy a job, just because we can", type of thing, not because he was the best available choice. And although Burton's choice might be counter intuitive, and thus, a good move, ultimately--even there, the problem was in the script. BTW, they were thinking about casting Billy Murray, and even looked at Prince for the role of Batman--so the casting was all over the place, and in all the wrong directions, but I digress--back to my mention of the lacking script. The Jokers silly plan to kill masses with a poison that leaves smiles on the victim's faces--was weak, and thus, weakened the film overall. Burton's Batman was missing something, though visually, much of it was spot on. I think my biggest problem was its campy nature---and often unnecessarily slow pacing? The film was even missing humor--and please don't misinterpret Burton's infusion of camp, as humor; to me, they are two different things in style and execution.<BR><BR>Really, the best super hero film ever done has been The Rocketeer. They never allowed themselves to stray into camp. Look at Superman, for instance. That was a great film, but the campy Lex Luthor parts undermined the film. Even as a kid, I hated that. The Rocketeer left viewers with a sense of wonder, lite humor, a strong romance, appropriate quiet moments, a great villain, and great heroism--all weaved into a smart fast paced story, and a smartly cast film, as a whole. It was near perfect.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    PS: The Young Alec Baldwin Should Have Been Batman

    by Media Messiah

    Burton worked with him and Keaton on Beetle Juice...and one would think he would have casted Baldwin as Batman/Bruce Wayne...and Keaton as The Joker.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Hand it to the film geeks

    by onezeroone

    to stereotype actors and hell hath no fury like geeks for actor cast against type.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Keaton as The Joker = win

    by Mundungus

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 1:08 a.m. CST

    BrainDrain: Yes...The Rocketeer...

    by Media Messiah

    ...but of course, what happened to The Rocketeer should have instead happpened to TDK, and what happened to TDK, should have happened to The Rocketeer, but who said life is fair? That said, The Rocketeer is the best super hero based film of all time, ignored by the media and the masses, or not.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST

    i collected the crow comics when i was 16..

    by soup74

    perfect for the age.. all goth and over emotional. just like teenagers. but yeah, looking back, nothing really happens in the book. he is never in danger.. they just added that for the 90's movie.. which was equally goth-tastic for teenagers. <br><br>are they redoing the crow to cash in on a bit of the twilight-depressed-teenager money?

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Walhberg can't act for shit!

    by peopleintrees

    Give it to Javier Bardem.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:28 a.m. CST

    The original Crow wasn't very strong movie

    by tomimt

    It had some good visuals, but I have never been a huge fan. Even the comic is so and so. What I am saying, while I don't mind a remake, I really don't see any purpose for it either. I won't be watching it.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Goth is over and done with; the new CROW is a hipster

    by BurnHollywood

    He has a trucker's hat, a neckbeard, clunky, thick-rimmed glasses, plaid pants and a lavender, wrinkled hoody. The CROWmobile is a '69 Saab.<p> Is Michael Cera available?

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    PS: The Young John Glover Should Have Been The Joker

    by BurnHollywood

    Was a dead ringer for THE KILLING JOKE Mr. J, and had all the creepy mannerisms...check him out 52 PICK-UP and see what I mean...

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Let's be honest The Crow movie was a B movie

    by HarryBlackPotter

    It would have been forgotten had it not gained notoriety following the on-set death of Brandon Lee. Lee could have gone onto hugeness as he had the whole action movie package - and he could act too. Back to The Crow, I didn't even find the original comic book material that strong. But that's just me.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 3:06 a.m. CST

    I just want to know...

    by tao_pilot

    who's going to play Tom Servo?

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 3:07 a.m. CST

    BrainDrain: God Had Nothing To Do With It...

    by Media Messiah

    ..., the devil had to be at work with that one--and most people in the public are stupid anyway, so they are easily duped by the devil and media hype.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 3:46 a.m. CST

    I can't see it working

    by catlettuce4

    He just doesn't seem right for this at all. But then, I don't think there needs to be another Crow movie. I don't think there ever needed to be more than one, it was just dollar signs in the eyes of execs that made the others happen.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 3:48 a.m. CST

    I liked the original, but...

    by catlettuce4

    Yeah, the popularity was due in part to the actor's death (same might be said of The Dark Knight), as well as the then-popular goth teen subculture embracing it. I do think it was a solid little movie though. Nothing wrong with it, it did it's job.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Batman and Rocketeer

    by catlettuce4

    Huh, I never considered that before... Burton had just worked with Keaton and Baldwin, and got Keaton as Batman? Baldwin would have been great as Bruce (not that Keaton was bad), and Keaton could have certainly played the Joker, though I still think Nicholson was really good in that role. Rocketeer, there's a movie I like and wish I liked better, but it's uneven in my eyes. Some parts are perfect and amazing, while other parts really don't seem to work so well. I am not an action fiend and can appreciate slower paced films, but damn... I did want to see more of the rocket pack in use.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Use the other Mark...

    by Baryonyx

    Mark Dacascos. And Norrington's a good choice for director: his Blade adaptation kick-started Marvel's movie ascendancy (I just have to forget the fact he made The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.).

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Is that a death toll i hear ??

    by ThePeacockKing

    FFS the only reason they've done this is to kill the crow franchise alltogether, don't get me wrong i liked Wahlberg in the other guys and date night but "the crow" nA, nA and thrice nA, i'd rather seen a decent game of the crow than ANOTHER bad remake/reboot/sequal/prequal.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Saw this yesterday...

    by UltimaRex

    Only just recovered enough to say: No. Repeat, no. <p>NO.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Is it just me or are talkbackers especially bitchy today.

    by rbatty024

    Jesus Christ people, you really don't like anything. The original Crow was a fun, dark revenge tale. It also took comic book films into some darker territory (a space that was carved out thanks to Burton's Batman films).

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 6:51 a.m. CST

    onezeroone - Good point

    by spud_mcspud_returns

    What happens when actors DON'T get cast against type??<P> Zac Efron. Shia LeBouef. MICHAEL FUCKING CERA.<P> REAL ACTORS DON'T HAVE A FUCKING TYPE. BECAUSE THEY CAN FUCKING ACT. But this generation just don't fucking get that, do they?? Talentless fucks...

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 6:51 a.m. CST

    the kid who plays Pug on Glee

    by mojoman69

    would make a good Crow. You need someone younger. Walhberg already fucked up POTA remake and Max Payne.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 6:53 a.m. CST

    rbatty024 - Yes they are

    by spud_mcspud_returns

    This site is getting as bitter as all hell these days. But you CANNOT please a fanboy.<P> Fuck it - I don't think you can ever improve on the greatness of the original CROW, it was an awesome movie. But you know what? I'd watch a Norrington / Wahlberg CROW just for curiousity value. And, as my expectations would be at an all-time low, I may well be entertained...

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 7:03 a.m. CST

    68 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 7:10 a.m. CST

    mojoman69, it's Puck.

    by Nice Marmot

    Hey, how did I know that? Don't know if that guy can act, but he's got the look.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    DVader should be the crow.

    by JohnWayneWasGay

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Tom Bosley just died. Obit now please.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Say hi to your mother for me..K

    by joker40

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Take 2: Say hi to your mother for me..K

    by joker40

    Now im going to talk to road kill, hey roadkill howya doing?..your dead right..im going to be dead too, would you like to be in my movie..ok roadkill I'll talk to ya later ok..Say hello to our mothe for me alright.. (actually I can see Mark W. pulling this off..with the right script...)

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Agreed that Walhberg is good, but as the Crow? not so much

    by VAwitch

    Plus, given his age - though he's easy on the eyes, his looks won't last forever. And if they want to get mileage out of re-boot of the franchise (unless this is intended as a one-off? Haha in this day & age), his face is gonna sag - or get weird thx to plastic surgery.<P><P>They should go w/ an unknown, or a b-list/TV actor. Both cheaper to start with, and someone who can run w/ the role for a while. The dude from "Supernatural" - Jensen Ackles - I think could do an excellent "Crow". Only 7 yrs younger, but that's at least 2 more movies-worth.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Might as well get Jaden Smith the way Hollywood is headed

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    I hope he raps.

    by fiester

    Cuz, you know, The Crow never let a little vendetta stop him from getting down.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    The Crow should be played by..

    by SD Canis

    ...Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Discussion concluded..

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    It should be the guy who plays Chuck!

    by Snake Foreskin

    Zachary Levi IS the Crow!

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    use an unknown actor

    by belledame

    that will make it work, if the story isn't outshined by celebrity. <br></br> also, ever wonder what would have happened if brandon lee had lived? would keanu reeves be keanu reeves? just imagine brandon lee in all those flicks...

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    No more Crow movies - please. Need to stop.

    by impossibledreamers

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    spud_mcspud_returns

    by AsimovLives

    Thanks for proving my point. Truly, the love for Norringhton, as all hacks, in AICN is the kind of stuff nor religion nor science can explain.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Asi

    by spud_mcspud_returns

    I swear, most of the time I have no fucking idea what you're talking about. Norrington got fucked over (by Connery and the studio) on LXG - the only bad movie he ever made. So your point is??

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Nice Marmot. thanx

    by mojoman69

    Puck thats it he does have the look indeed

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    There was a certain black magic in 'The Crow'

    by Knuckleface

    The film was legendary for its curse even before Brandon Lee was shot. The crows kept dying. Set injuries were rampant. [b] "On the first day of shooting, February 1, 1993, a carpenter was severely shocked and received serious burns when the scissor lift he was driving came into contact with high-voltage power lines. On March 13 heavy storms destroyed some of the elaborate sets causing delays. Later a prop master discovered a live round in one of the prop guns and an enraged carpenter drove his car into the studio's plaster shop. Also a worker was injured when a screwdriver was accidentally driven through his own hand and a stuntman fell through the roof of one of the sets, breaking several ribs." [b] Now, personally, I would attribute most of these events to incompetance, budget-slashing and non-union workers (which is why it was shot in N.C.). But the events do lend a certain gravitas to the film. After Lee died, Proyas stripped out the more comic-booky elements like the motorcycle-riding Grim Reaper and a ninja assassin in order to give the film a more elegiac quality. I have a feeling Norrington will put the cartoonishness back in the story, which is unfortunate, as its the grimyiness that is so memorable in the first film. Nope, I predict it'll be filled with painfully obvious and totally hamfisted goth cliches. [b] That kid... the skate-punk kid... I thought she was annoying the first time I saw the movie, but it says something about how low movies have come when I say that we would never see a kid who is that real and honest in any new movie.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    FIREITUP!FIREITUP!FIREITUP!

    by BookhouseBoy

    That is all..

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    fiester

    by HapaPapa72

    Like this? www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q7x1BJvuRw

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Mark Walberg??!!??

    by Stalkeye

    Norington has lost his damn mind. Brandon is now spinning in his grave thanks to this uncool news.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Dood, Merrick,

    by bigpale

    It's WHOM... You use "who" when you would use "he"... You use "whom" when you would use "him"... Played by he? no... Play by him? yes... Therefore: "whom"... /Yerwelcome

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    hahahahahahahaha

    by Judge Briggs

    didn't Wahlberg learn from Max Payne? Lame.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Maybe

    by scrote

    in this new incarnation of J. O'Barr's book we'll get to see a lot of the elements that were missing from Alex Proyas' movie. I love that film, don't get me wrong, but the decisions made to excise the more esoteric elements of the book I can only put down to budgetary concerns. There was quite a chunk of 'story' missing....and the trick of using the psychopomp or crow itself as the achille's heel of the title character was off. If you've ever read the original series by O'Barr you'll know that the ending was driven by a Faustian pact and not geared towards a typical hollywood house-of cards scenario. I missed the poetry of the comic series from Proyas' movie but I thought it was a cathartic piece of film-making.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Spinning back kicks in his grave, to be exact.

    by HapaPapa72

    Come to think of it, though...and as much as I hate to admit it...if they went completely by the graphic novel, physical looks wise, that tall pasty dude from those tween vampire movies could fit. Just wish he was a better actor. Hell, in the books, when he wasn't being killed or killing baddies, he was romantically moping around his old house with the cat the whole time. That Brit would be perfect.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Braindrain...

    by scrote

    ...didn't bomb though, did it?

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Braindrain

    by scrote

    I'm not saying that the movie may have have made a large chunk of money due to the unfortunate death of Lee - it's undeniable that it definitely 'helped' it's box office draw, but the film itself is not without considerable merit given the difficult subject matter. In any other first-time director's hands this could have easily been been tacky and infantile. But what we have here is a movie that is pretty close to James O'Barr's vision (no, not the ending) and for that alone I think it needs to be commended. A film's merit should not be judged by whether a star/composer/editor/director died during filming and I have never watched a film based purely on that criteria. The Crow is a fine film. I love it. I'd like to hear why you seem to dislike it so much.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Why can't we have a female Crow for a change?

    by Stalkeye

    And Blackjackbauer's mention of Noomi Rapace (Girl with the dragon tattoo) would be ideal for the lead.Although Rob (Zombie) dissapointed me with his redneck rendition of sHalloween, he was slated to film a Crow sequel in which the protagonist would be a female.it prolly would end up as a Goth version of I spit on your grave anyways.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    "Even TDK didn't do that. "

    by KilliK

    BOUAHAHAHAHA AHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHA HAAAAAAHA

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    ..and i thought my observations were bad...

    by scrote

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Must be easily amused Brain

    by scrote

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain that makes two of us

    by KilliK

    cool huh?

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    kudos brain, heh-heh

    by scrote

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Who wants to see "The Other Crow"?

    by scrote

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Heroin is bad for you, mmmkay?

    by Norm

    Fuck it, just let South Park remake it. One of the goth kids can be the Crow. I have no faith in a modern remake. <p> The original succeeded because the film fit the feel of the early 90s grunge/industrial music scenes, and drew a sharp contrast to everything from the 80s. I was a senior in high school and it was the first "goth" film we ever saw. And had a soundtrack that wasn't written for my parents. <p> I can't say that the film holds up for those not of Gen X, but the film succeeded because it was in the right place at the right time, and not because Lee died. <p> I have to agree with BurnHollywood, for a remake to be just as timely, it's a hipster Crow, or a gay Lady Gaga Crow, or some other abomination that just won't work. Just let it be.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Didn't Mark Wahlberg Do A Video Game Movie Like The Crow...

    by Media Messiah

    ...that bombed at the box office, about a year, or 2 ago? Considering that, among other things, specifically the fact that he does not fit the role...should give the studio and producers of this film great pause.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    To Clarify: That Other Film Carried Themes Similar...

    by Media Messiah

    ...to The Crow, though the other movie is based upon a video game and The Crow is not.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    ANYONE EVER SEE FAMILY GUY LAMPOON WAHLBERG

    by Meadowe

    that was some funny shtuff, yo.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    It obvious,Hes the new mystery science thearter Crowww

    by JohnWayneWasGay

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Isn't it obvious who will play the Crow? TOM HARDY!

    by GoFuckYourself

    I like the dude, I am just joking... As long as the put in a track from Stone Temple Pilots- preferrably Interstate Love Song like the original, I'll be ok!

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    How about Justin Timberlake?

    by GoFuckYourself

    Ok, I'll stop...

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Paul Giamatti IS the Crow.

    by Knuckleduster

    Excited about Nick Cave's involvement, though.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Wahlberg doesn't have the warmth

    by Flibbertygibbet

    that Brandon brought to the role. He may have been playing an avenging angel, but he played it with humanity. When he smiled, you smiled - you felt it. Besides, the Crow was a zeitgeist film. The soundtrack was as much an integral component as the visuals. Is industrial music as relevant or exciting these days? If not, what takes it's place and how does that then affect the tone?

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    If Nick Cave is involved then you know

    by KilliK

    what kind of music and style the movie is going to have.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Killik

    by Flibbertygibbet

    I'm not that familiar with the moody Aussie' work, but the few snippets I HAVE heard are, while atmospheric, hardly driving. The question is, will he adapt his style to that of the Crow, or the other way round. I remember Damon Albarn's work on Ravenous and finding it completely incongruous.

  • Oct. 21, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    GO FUCK YOURSELF SPAMTWAT12345

    by spud_mcspud_returns

    No-one wants to buy your poisoned wares. Fuck off and don't come back. Twat.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Victim's... Aren't we all!

    by RONINDICE

    The O.G. Crow was awesome. Not a well acted or great movie by any means... But it had something. Something that made it massively enjoyable and appealing to many people. From the music, to the set design, to the way they muted the colors down to almost a black & white. It was a dark film. Full of angst, anger, pain, and vengeance. Everything that makes an enjoyable film to some, including myself. Every sequel after has been complete and total shit! Not worth a thing other than as an example of how bad a movie can be made. On to the proposed new Crow movie. I like Stephen Norrington. Blade was great (with the exception of the last few minutes when Deacon Frost exploded. Lame). And I am very excited to hear that Nick Cave is writing the screenplay. For those not in the know, Nick Cave is a talented musician and amazing songwriter who also wrote the screenplay for one of the best Western type movies I have ever seen, The Proposition. His screenplay alone makes me think this movie has potential. Onto Mark Wahlberg. Ugh. No thanks. I do not think he will make a good Eric Draven-like character. I like him as an actor. I think given the right role he can bee effective and convincing.... Given the RIGHT role. I like the idea of JGL being cast as the resurrected character. I am not sure if it is the type of movie he would consider starring in however.