The Director of THE CROW Remake Bails
Published: October 21, 2010 - 6:19pm
The director of the upcoming The Crow, Stephen Norrington, has jumped ship on the project.
The news that Norrington is departing The Crow remake comes only days after Mark Wahlberg was offered the starring role in the project.
"I don't know about that story but I can tell you I'm no longer involved with The Crow," Norrington said.
The director went on to reveal that he was approached by another big name star who wanted to be involved with the project, but now that Norrington is out, that star's presence will probably remain a secret.
"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," said Norrington.
He did however comment on Wahlberg and says that he could work in the starring role if another director applies his vision correctly with the actor.
"I will say I think Wahlberg could be cool if they take a gritty blue-collar approach. He's a truthful actor. I think he could really ground the supernatural stuff," said Norrington.
After 18 months developing The Crow, Norrington says he is now working on an indie animation mixed with live action film titled The Lost Patrol.