I don’t know what your thoughts are on the proposed The Crow remake, but my thoughts are that it is way too soon and not necessary at all. Make a sequel for God’s sake! Anyway, 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo seems to think its a good idea, and I must admit, after proving his talent in the zombie sequel I am a little intrigued. However, I still feel a sequel would suffice, but thats just my opinion.
After all the hoo-ha between The Weinsteins and Relativity over rights to the film and a vicious court battle, the film has hit another snag. It’s main star, Bradley Cooper, who was due to step into the legendary boots of Brandon Lee as murdered rock star Eric Draven, has now left the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this is thanks to conflicts between this and another film Cooper is currently filming, Alex Proyas’ Paradise Lost. In this other project, Cooper is signed on to play Lucifer which I reckon is the better film choice for him. He would not have fit the role of Eric Draven, but sadly there is some bad news to follow.
Mark Whalberg and Channing Tatum are two names which have been aired, and we could well see one of these end up in the role. I like Whalberg as an actor but again, this role is not for him. As for Tatum? Bugger off, bad bad choice. We need a dark character to play the role, someone who can look scary and sad at the same time. I’m thinking someone like Jared Leto or Cillian Murphy. Please, feel free to discuss…
By Matt Wavish