“You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy…”
This weekend the most diverse collection of individuals on our planet have gathered together in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for this year’s New York Comic-Con. And a group of our contributing GoDs — (Athena, Danny, Sarah, Max, Eve, and me, Dave3, to be exact) — are here to provide coverage of all the goings-on of NYCC 2015.
Among my favorite things to do is walk the convention floor, checking out all the goodies, meeting artists, creators, exhibitors, fans, and cosplayers. And of course, taking pictures along the way. And I spent the majority of today doing exactly that: perusing the aisles of the convention floor, taking in the sites, the sounds, and the smells of the ever-growing yearly Geekdom collective.
Today’s highlights include a run-in with the Baseball Furies from The Warriors, Princess Sparklefist herself Captain Marvel, and the amazingly amusing webslinger amalgam, Spider-Met!
Anyhoo, hit the jump and check out my photo galleries from today.
Relativity’s remake of The Crow has just been one slow-going process. Between the actors and directors leaving, and the studio forced to declare bankruptcy, it is beginning to look like the remake is never going to happen, at least not under the Relativity banner. And now it is about to get worse.
Because of the studio’s financial woes, director Corin Hardy is reportedly just steps away from walking out on the project, which has forced producer Edward Pressman to make the necessary moves to protect the film from being considered as an asset for the studio to sell. More on the story below.
Last week, Relativity was forced to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy after being hit with lawsuits and missing numerous payments. The studio was forced to lay off 75 of its 350 employees on staff, and now their troubles are leaking over to their films. Though they will release Masterminds and Kidnap, the future of their other films in pre-production is unknown, and will most likely be put on hold or sold to other studios and producers, until Relativity can figure a way out of their mess. One of the biggest films that was in pre-production was experiencing a bit of trouble itself. According to new reports, pre-production on The Crow reboot is now stalled.
It’s being reported that Andrea Riseborough is in negotiations with Relativity Studios to join the cast of the long in development remake of the 1994 cult classic The Crow.
Assuming a deal gets all worked out and ink meets page Riseborough will play a villain in the movie, a character named Top Dollar, who was played in the original movie by Michael Wincott. The character was the main villain in the first movie, but is not in the graphic novel the movies are based on by James O’Barr.
Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston has reportedly been cast in the remake of The Crow, according to Dread Central, who got the scoop directly from Crow creator James O’Barr.
The site caught up with O’Barr, who’s a consultant on the new film, this weekend at the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention, where they asked him about who would be filling the lead role of Eric Draven aka The Crow.