|Nick Cave To Rewrite 'The Crow'?|
|Wednesday, 28 July 2010|
Earlier this year, director Stephen Norrington said that his remake of "The Crow" would begin filming this summer. And while a lead actor has still not been announced, another screenwriter has potentially come on board the project.
According to The Wrap, "The Crow" producer Ed Pressman has indicated that Australian musician Nick Cave has been signed to rewrite the film. Cave has previously written the scripts for "Ghosts... of the Civil Dead" and "The Proposition," in addition to writing an unproduced "Gladiator" sequel at the behest of Russell Crowe and "The Promised Land," which is based upon the Matt Bondurant novel, "The Wettest County in the World."
Back in June, Pressman told MTV News that Norrington's screenplay for "The Crow" was both finished and "terrific." He also indicated that film was in the casting stage.
"[We've got an offer out] to a major actor and things are moving ahead very aggressively, with the aim of doing the film this year," said Pressman.
Pressman also elaborated upon how this version of "The Crow" would be different from the one that appeared in the original 1994 film starring Brandon Lee.
"The Crow itself is a creature in this movie — it's not just a bird," said Pressman. "It's got a personality and a character. Not like Godzilla exactly, but it's very different [and has] a more active role in the story."
"Obviously it's a different time and a different idea, but I think Stephen is a very talented fellow and I'm very excited to work with him," said Pressman. "I think it's a very different conception [than the original film]. After the first 'Crow,' there were so many other films that were inspired by it, by its look. Steve is an artist himself, and he's created a very different visual idea."