In some of the coolest news you’re bound to hear today, Nick Cave has signed on to do a rewrite of Stephen Norrington’s script for the upcoming remake of The Crow.
Cave is an Australian singer/songwriter and frontman for The Bad Seeds. In addition to his musical career (of which you should check out if you aren’t already familiar with), Cave has written some truly fantastic screenplays including The Proposition, a gritty Australian western,and an unfilmed sequel to Gladiator that introduced some mythological wackiness into the story — including resurrecting Maximus as an eternal warrior that would go on to fight through all of history’s greatest battles.
The Wrap reports that Cave will do a polish on Norrington’s script before the director of Blade begins filming. Relativity Media’s upcoming film would see the classic comic book character return to haunt the southwestern region of America.
As music fans who have listened to Nick Cave’s music can attest, Cave’s tunes sound like a Crow movie should feel. With Nick Cave behind the wheel, any lingering doubts of the upcoming reboot have gone out the window. Seriously, listen to this song and tell me Nick Cave isn’t the right person to take this job.
A casting announcement should be made in the next few weeks about who will be playing the role of Eric Draven, the rock and roll musician who is killed and returns from the grave to take revenge for the death of himself and his girlfriend. Brandon Lee stared in the original film — tragically being killed when a prop gun malfunctioned. The movie would spawn several sequels and a television show — the character’s look inspiring a legion of goth kids’ Halloween makeup and even the appearance of a professional wrestler.
Robert Saucedo is an avid movie watcher with seriously poor sleeping habits. The Mikey from Life cereal of film fans, Robert will watch just about anything — good, bad or ugly. He has written about film for newspapers, radio and online for the last 10 years. This has taken a toll on his sanity — of that you can be sure. Follow him on Twitter at @robsaucedo2500.
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