"The Crow", a relaunch of the franchise spawned by James O'Barr's graphic novel, is inching closer to materialization. Comics2Film (C2F) at Mania reported that "a source close to the production" has claimed the latest draft for the film's screenplay by director Stephen Norrington has been "very well received" by production company Relativity Media.
Beside breaking the story on the status of the screenplay, C2F also provided updates on what the filmmakers are planning to do next for the re-invention of the action thriller. Citing its source once again, the site noted "the project is moving forward" with the current attention being turned to the film's casting.
This new "The Crow" allegedly won't be the remake to Alex Proyas' 1994 film. Instead, Norrington has been reported to plan on creating new character and storyline for this reboot. "Whereas Proyas' original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style," the director described his vision.
"The Crow" is originally a comic book series created by James O'Barr. It revolves around a young man named Eric Draven who after being left for dead on the side of the road by a gang of street thugs, is resurrected by a Crow and seeks vengeance. The first film adapted from the comics stars the late Brandon Lee.