Monday, November 29, 2010

Walhberg hasn't totally said "no" to The Crow.

In a recent interview with MTV for his new film "The Fighter", Walhberg was asked about any truth to his "The Crow" involvement, to which he replied he was interested in the director, but there was no working script and no real development going on with it. So he didn't say he had passed on it, but from the comments made, it doesn't sound like the project has any momentum currently. Thanks to criggins for the heads up on the interview.

It sounds to me like the last two years of work on the project/script has yielded nothing, which is never a good sign. Though Walhberg hasn't officially said "no" as we were led to believe, his comments seemed to indicate the project was in limbo, though still on his radar, was not anything he was pressing forward aggressively on.

I will say again; I think it is time to put this reboot/remake/re-imagining to bed. I personally think they need to wait another decade or so for interest to actually be there for the project by those making it and most importantly, interest from fans. I don't see anyone clamoring for the franchise to be "re" anything right now.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wahlberg says "no thanks" to the new Crow film

In a move that doesn't come as much of a surprise, Mark Wahlberg, speaking to the folks at Cinematical says the latest Crow film script did reach his eyes. He considered it, liked the director, but after careful thought, decided to pass. His comments make it clear he was not the actor who led to Norrington leaving the project as he mentions he liked the director, but they (the director) was no longer with the film.

So we are now back to square one; no director, no lead and no script that everyone seems to like. Sometimes it is best to leave well enough alone. I think in this case, that time has been reached for The Crow.