Bloody-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.)