Stephen Norrington Quits Crow Remake

Following an unnamed star's demands over Nick Cave's script, the director walks.

Posted 26th October 2010, 4:47pm in Mark Wahlberg, The Crow, News
Stephen Norrington Quits Crow Remake

Director Stephen Norrington has walked away from his planned remake of The Crow.

The news comes after asked him about the rumour that Mark Wahlberg was offered the leading role of Eric Draven, the part immortalised by the tragic Brandon Lee in the 1994 version of James O'Barr's comic.

He said: "I don't know about that story but I can tell you I'm no longer involved with The Crow." He went on to claim that an "unnamed" star got involved, and that this actor wasn't happy with Norrington and Nick Cave's screenplay and wanted a new take from a new writer. "As I had gotten involved explicitly as a writer-director my exit was inevitable. I was bummed. I had developed a genuinely authentic take that respected the source material while moving beyond it, and Nick Cave came in and added more depth. I think the fans would have been pleasantly surprised."

The director will commit to indie animation/live action project, The Lost Patrol, which he believes will take years to complete.