By: Adam Basciano
The Crow has gone from a comic book, to a really good cult classic film, which spawned several not so good sequels, followed by a short lived TV series. The property is being brought back to film again by Relativity Media. The current incarnation has had many directors and actors flirt with coming on board the project. Actor wise, the list of names has ranged from Bradley Cooper to Tom Hiddleston, and most recently Luke Evans. Luke Evans, who has been attached to the film for some time, has had to step away from the project because he is booked for the next year and wouldn’t be able to film “The Crow” any time soon. The film’s director Corin Hardy is currently showcasing his feature film “The Hollow” at the Sundance film festival. He was asked about “The Crow” where he indicated; ““I intend it to be incredibly emotional and brutal, and all the things you’d want from a Crow film. I want to make a movie that I would have wanted to see, as a huge fan of The Crow.” As is the case with films such as this, fans of the original film are concerned this will be an inferior redo and a pale imitation of the first film. However James O’Barr, creator of the character and comic book, who is serving as a creative consultant on the film says all involved have other intentions. ” It is important for ‘Crow’ fans to understand that Relativity and the entire team are working on a new adaptation of the book itself. I believe that this movie will stand alongside Brandon and his film as a valid work of art, and I look forward to collaborating on the project.” Sounds less like a remake and more of a reboot to me.
Speaking of reboots, recently I ran down all the up to date news we have for the upcoming relaunch of the Power Rangers as a film franchise. While there is no official director or cast announcements as of yet, one actor has thrown his interest out there. Robbie Amell who is of course Stephen Amell’s (Arrow) cousin, and currently stars as Ronnie Raymond aka, Firestorm (The Flash), would love to morph into action. He recently took to social media to proclaim that playing the Red Power Ranger is his childhood dream. The Red Ranger was portrayed as the leader of the group, a quality Robbie Amell displayed on the short lived CW series “The Tomorrow People.” He also has a similar look to original Red Ranger actor Austin St. John.
(Sources: Fangoria, Variety, Robbie Amell)