New Version of The Crow Sees Progress
06.02.10 by Ryan
Stephen Norrington's version of The Crow is inching toward reality. In a recent interview with MTV, producer Edward Pressman said Norrington's Crow will be set in a entirely different environment than the previous movies.
The setting is the southwest — the Mexico/Arizona area — and an urban [setting], Detroit or Pittsburgh or something like that," he described. There are two locations that the film is set. Its initial platform is in the southwest and then it moves to the big city in the north, middle or eastern America, and then back.
In February, Norrington claimed his Crow would be a new story with new characters based on the mythology of James O'Barr's comic book and not a reboot or a sequel. Pressman says the initial production designs are "quite different from Alex Proyas' approach with the original Crow" and that the change of location has also helped separate the movie from the original and its sequels.
The Crow itself is a creature in this movie — it's not just a bird. It's got a personality and a character. Not like Godzilla exactly, but it's very different [and has] a more active role in the story. Obviously it's a different time and a different idea, but I think Stephen is a very talented fellow and I'm very excited to work with him. I think it's a very different conception [than the original film]. After the first Crow, there were so many other films that were inspired by it, by its look. Steve is an artist himself, and he's created a very different visual idea.
With Norrington's screenplay complete, Pressman says progress has been proceeding quickly.
[We've got an offer out] to a major actor and things are moving ahead very aggressively, with the aim of doing the film this year.