The film rights to The Crow franchise is up for grabs, and it looks like Ryan Kavanaugh’s Reality Media will snag it.Â When the deal is complete, Stephen Norrington will write and direct a reinvention of the James O’Barr comic book.
Ed Pressman produced the 1994 Alex Proyas-directed screen transfer, in which rock musician Eric Draven is murdered trying to rescue his girlfriend from thugs, and returns from the dead one year later to exact vengeance. Though the original became a gothic-style hit that grossed nearly $100 million worldwide, it is primarily remembered for a tragic accident in which star Brandon Lee was killed during filming.
According to Variety, Norrington has a new vision of the antihero, that will be diferent than the previous versions by Alex Proyas.
Concerns?Â There are a few – Norrington was the person behind the first Blade movie, which wasn’t that bad, but he was also the guy behind The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen failure, which caused Sean Connery to retire from acting.