The Crow remake has Offered Lead to Mark Wahlberg

The new Re-Imagining of ‘The Crow’ is on it’s way to becoming more then just table talk as Director Stephen Norrington offers the role to no other then Mark Wahlberg. To help you picture Mark as the character I created the above photoshopped photo.

I can’t say I’m surprised they have offered the role to Mark Wahlberg for the character is very well in Mark’s acting range. Briefly, the film is about a man who gets murdered along with his girlfriend by bloodthirsty thugs only to be brought back to life in a vampire kinda way by the power of the crows to avenge the death of his girlfriend. Like I said not too far off the Mark Wahlberg tree of acting choices for he’s played those type of characters many times before. He is also a very talented actor which you see more as he does roles like the one he played in ‘I Heart Huckabees’.

What I am sort of surprised about is that they’re even making a re-make of this film. There’s already been several of them and they’ve all been straight to DVD films including:
The Crow: City of Angels (1996)
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998) (TV Series – 1 Season, 22 Episodes)
The Crow: Salvation (2000)
The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
The Crow vs Batman (Dan’s Imagination)

The film itself has a pretty big cult following and is known for the death of lead actor Brandon Bruce Lee who was shot accidentally on set (explained in detail below).

A Little History:

On March 31, 1993, while making The Crow, the crew filmed a scene in which his character walks into his apartment and discovers his girlfriend being beaten and raped by thugs. Actor Michael Massee, who played one of the film’s villains, was supposed to fire a pistol at Brandon Lee as he walked onto the scene.[citation needed]
Because the movie’s second unit was running behind schedule, they decided to make dummy cartridges (cartridges that outwardly appear to be functional but contain no propellant or primers) from real cartridges by pulling out the bullets, dumping out the propellant and reinserting the bullets. However, the team neglected to remove the primers, which, if fired, could still produce just enough force to push the bullet out of the cartridge and into the barrel (a squib load.) At some point prior to the fatal scene, the live primer in one of the improperly constructed dummy rounds was discharged by an unknown person while in the pistol, leaving the bullet stuck in the barrel.
This malfunction went unnoticed by the crew, and the same gun was later reloaded with blank cartridges and used in the scene in which Lee was shot. When the first blank cartridge was fired, the stuck bullet was propelled out of the barrel and struck Lee in the abdomen, lodging in his spine. He fell down instantly, and director Alex Proyas shouted “Cut!”. When Lee did not get up, the cast and crew rushed to him and found that he was wounded. He was immediately rushed to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington by ambulance, but following a six-hour operation to remove the bullet, Lee was pronounced dead at 1:04 pm on March 31, 1993. He was 28 years old.

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15 thoughts on “The Crow remake has Offered Lead to Mark Wahlberg

  1. Remakes are only good, or worth seeing, when the creative forces behind them have some sort of clout. Nick Cave is penning the screenplay to this…after seeing The Proposition a few years back…I’ll watch anything he writes. He’s a fantastic writer. Just depends on the director at this point.

  2. Why do they have to remake it any way? Every Crow story is about a completely diffrent person anyway. Why can’t they just do a new story about a diffrent character, who has just as interesting of a story to tell as the original Crow movie or better? Are they really that uncreative?

    I remember a story from the comics years ago, called The Crow: Flesh and Blood. It’s about Iris Shaw. A pregnant woman who’s a federal conservation officer. One day at work, her office is dynamited by a ragged band of right-wing terrorists. She comes back from the dead to exact revenge on the terrorists and there leader. Why not make the next Crow movie based on this story? Or something else?

    I just don’t get it.

    1. So I don’t agree with the “or better” part because I honestly don’t think anyone could ever beat Brandon Lee (R.I.P) but I really do like the idea of finally having a female Crow character. It would be nice to see cause it would be a change and it would show that women arn’t always just the victims, sometimes we can be the one to kick ass.

  3. Mark? I don’t think so.
    Maybe someone who can portray suffering better, like Adrien Brody or Sharlito Copley?

    R.I.P. Brandon Lee
    You truly were your father’s son.

  4. “What I am sort of surprised about is that they’re even making a re-make of this film. There’s already been several of them and they’ve all been straight to DVD films…”

    My guess is the re-make is an attempt to bring it back from the direct to DVD purgatory its been in for for so long and make it a blockbuster hit in theaters again that will have fans waiting for the next release. It would explain offering the lead to an established actor like Wahlberg. Hey, at least they didn’t offer it to the kid from Twilight.

    And by the way Batman would be Crow. Not because he’s a better fighter but because its f’n Batman and he never loses (or at least he never loses and allows said defeat to go unavenged).

    1. I agree, I can’t see them re-booting or re-making this film and getting the same reaction as they did from the first one. Plus, I didn’t even realize people would even want another version of this film. I’ve never had a single conversation in my entire life where someone said “Man, we need a new Crow movie!”

      1. Big fan of the first one, it gathered lots of attention due to Lee’s sudden death I remember. (simular to the way they “portrayed” his fathers death in the filming of “Game of Death”)eerie huh?

        anyways I went to see it in theatres and enjoyed it on many levels (comic book style mainly). Weird how it kinda compares to Heath Ledgers death in the way it gathered alot of attention to the films.

        The movie doesn’t hold up as well as I’d like it to though.
        I couldn’t re-watch the whole thing the other day. It got a little stale

      2. Personally I’m all for it. The first was interesting but in the end failed for me (for a variety of reasons, it not being able to be actually completed is probably one of them). Immediately after seeing it actually I said to myself that it would be a good candidate for a remake. I loved Blade 1 (and only Blade 1), so color me excited.

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