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Mark Wahlberg Offered The Lead In ‘The Crow’ Remake
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SDCC 2010: The Other Guys panel: Mark Wahlberg 03Bloody-Disgusting has the scoop that Mark Wahlberg has been offered the lead role in The Crow remake.

Yeah, let that sink in for a minute.

As if remaking The Crow wasn’t bad enough, it seems Relativity Media has made an offer to The Happening star, but there’s no word yet whether Wahlberg has accepted the role.

Earlier this summer, producer Edward Pressman said that an offer was out to a “major actor” and that writer/director Stephen Norrington had completed the script for the remake of the 1994 Alex Proyas cult classic, which starred Brandon Lee as the lead character [Read “˜The Crow’ Producer Shares Remake Details; Casting To Come Soon]. At the end of July, reports came that Nick Cave would be doing rewrites on the script.

Is Wahlberg right for the role?

Well, if it’s The Happening or even The Departed Wahlberg, then I say no. But, if any of you remember him with long locks in 2001’s Rock Star, where he played the leather-pants-wearing lead singer of a Judas Priest-inspired heavy metal band, you might think perhaps he can pull off the lead in this new Crow film.

Brandon Lee, who died from an on-set accident while filming the original movie, was 28 when he played the lead role of Eric Draven, a young musician who’s brutally murdered, then returns from the grave for revenge against his killers. Therefore, it would seem that the 39-year-old Wahlberg would be the wrong age for the role, but at this time, the filmmakers have not revealed any details about the characters in this remake (which no one is sure is actually a remake or reboot or retelling, etc.)


  1. I like Wahlberg, but no… no… a THOUSAND times, no. I’m not against a Crow remake on principal, and the idea of Norrington capturing some of that Blade magic could make for a fun flick. The Proyas classic and O’Barr’s brilliant comic will always be there… but I can’t even begin to imagine Wahlberg in the role of Eric. Some other crow? Maybe. But not the original.

    Comment by NeverWanderer — October 19, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

  2. I agree with the above. The Original crow really does need to have that dark Gothic feel about him, hell I think even Noel Fielding or someone similar could do a better job ><" though they'd need to buff up a bit…

    Comment by Aeme — October 20, 2010 @ 7:57 am

  3. All Wahlberg does well is “pensive” and “constipated”!
    A thousand times “NOOOOO!”

    Comment by Robeast — October 20, 2010 @ 9:20 am

  4. I am not a huge fan of waklbergs ,and yet again:

    The original Crow has no need of being remade . AT ALL.
    Hollywood is so lame in its repetative remaking,just to keep up with these kids all not have an attention spam long enough to absorb an old movie.That’s 1.

    2 wahlberg is the role is vomitorium fodder.
    As if he could ever fill Brandons shoes.
    Ask Jeff Imada what he thinks about this,and let us know .

    Comment by Missy — October 20, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

  5. Sorry for the typos. I’m on the cell phone,and when I get annoyed,I type fast and don’t spell check.

    Comment by Missy — October 20, 2010 @ 12:49 pm

  6. […] Mark Wahlberg offered the lead in The Crow remake: Do. Not. Want. […]

    Pingback by This Week on the Web – 22 October 2010 - — October 22, 2010 @ 3:21 pm

  7. Please please say this is no true! I do like him as an actor but not for this part.

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be a good pick

    Comment by No — October 23, 2010 @ 12:21 am

  8. Frack that. I am entertained by Wahlberg in most films. But the wrong man to choose for this role. For a variety of reasons….

    Comment by Anthony Esper — April 9, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

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