It's been nearly a year since it was officially announced that Stephen Norrington would be returning to directing after some 5 years to remake Alex Proyas' "The Crow."
Considering how much of a cult hit that film has become, fans were in an uproar, but Norrington insisted it was his passion project. We haven't heard anything since then, but Mania.com has an update from a "source close to the production" who tells them that Norrington has turned in a script to Relativity Media and that it was "very well received." With that approval, it's now moving forward into the casting stage.
Back in December, Norrington described what he hoped to bring to the franchise in terms of sharpening its tone for 21st century audiences. "Whereas [Alex] Proyas’ original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style."
If this update is accurate, it looks like we'll actually be getting a "Crow" remake, reboot or whatever you want to call it, whether you like it or not.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: First Showing, Mania