Back in December, the Hollywood trades announced that James O'Barr's indie goth avenger 'The Crow' would be getting a reboot, with a new film by director Stephen Norrington designed to relaunch the franchise.
Many starting calling it a remake but Mania.com can exclusively report this week that the movie is an all-new take on the mythology of resurrection and revenge. It will not focus on O'Barr's original Crow, Eric Draven, and his quest to avenge the murder of his lover.
A source very close to the development effort tells us that Norrington is set to deliver his script for the film this month. Our source says that the story is "very different from the original - a whole new story about a whole new character."
This meshes with Norrington's original statement about the reinvention, in which he talked about how the movie would be tonally different.
"Whereas [Alex] Proyas’ original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style," Norrington told Daily Variety.
Watch for more about the new 'Crow' relaunch right here as things develop.
In case you're not familiar with the director
he's the man who brought you Blade and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen