The long-in-development reboot of The Crow has gone through a vast number of attached talent in its pained journey just to get the end of pre-production, including stars Mark Walhberg and Bradley Cooper, screenwriter Nick Cave, and first assigned director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later). The latest director on the project is F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) and most recently it looked like Tom Hiddleston of Thor and The Avengerswas in talks to star in the title role, as was Alexander Skarsgard of True Blood fame.
Well, the news of either Hiddleston or Skarsgard’s imminent casting seems to have been little more than wishful thinking on the part of many because it appears that the role has been filled by Welsh actor Luke Evans, soon to be seen in Fast & the Furious 6 and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Evans, who recently also signed on to star in Universal Pictures’ summer 2014 release Dracula Year Zero, could previously be seen in the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans as well as Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood and the 3D re-do of The Three Musketeers.
Each and every week “Donner” Henchman21 AND “Blitzen” MK2Fac3 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. Naturally, they looks forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and they’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of December 12, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
This Wednesday is a special day. I mean, 12/12/12 must have some kind of numerological significance or something. More than that, it’s a day for new comics, which is good news for everyone. So, here are a few books to check out this week. Remember, comics make a great gift during this joyous time of year, so pick up a few to hand out or just buy a bunch for yourself. This ain’t no naughty or nice list, it’s the GoD List!
Get ready for the return of The Crow, the fan favorite series originally created by James O’Barr. Coming in 2012, IDW Publishing will publish several series set both in the universe of the original comics, as well as one based on the upcoming feature film. In addition to the new series, IDW will be offering collector’s editions of all the existing Crow comics.
“I edited the last Crow series when I ran Todd McFarlane’s comics in the late “˜90’s, and we’re looking forward to bringing this classic character back to the medium in 2012 at IDW,” said Ted Adams, the company’s co-founder and chief executive officer, in a statement released by IDW last week.
Ok, let’s get the relevant details out of the way immediately. They’re remaking The Crow and Stephen Norrington is being tapped to write and direct it.
The classic James O’Barr comic was adapted to screen in the nineties by director Alexy Proyas and it starred the late Brandon Lee in his final role. Lee was killed during filming in an eerie on-set firearms accident that hearkens back to a scene from Game of Death which starred his father Bruce Lee, who died from injuries sustained during the filming of a movie as well (well, the details are hazy on how the cerebral edema came about, but it’s still eerie… deal). There were a few sequels: a part two which got a proper theatrical release but unfortunately went in the wrong direction. While the O’Barr comics had a palpable ethereal quality they were not overtly supernatural. The comic (and the original film) was a sanguine tale of revenge whose focus was on love and loss. But the sequel hijacked the most mediocre of other-worldly plot-elements from the first film and ran off a cliff with them creating their own absurd mythos. The subsequent direct-to-DVD jalopies are hardly worth a mention beyond that they exist and the latest one featured a barely recognizable Edward Furlong in the pole position.