Nick Cave Rewriting The Crow Remake

Nick Cave has taken on the task of rewriting Stephen Norrington’s screenplay for a remake of The Crow, the Alex Proyas and Brandon Lee adaptation of James O’Barr’s undead avenger comic book. I hope this is a page-one rewrite because the idea of Cave polishing something by another writer… somehow sits oddly with me. I can’t see him as a polisher.

I’m fascinated to see if Norrington stays on as a director.

Why this makes sense, in a nutshell: Cave’s produced screenplays are both John Hillcoat pictures – Ghosts of the Civil Dead and The Proposition but he’s also got a few more unproduced scripts under his belt. He’s also a lauded novelist, not to mention a well-loved one. And we should also not forget – he’s Nick Cave. His music sounds like The Crow should feel.

One of Cave’s previous “franchise” jobs was writing a script for a Gladiator sequel, at the personal request of Russell Crowe.

That film, as you know, never went into production. Judging from comments at The Wrap, we’ve been denied something remarkable:

[It] would have ended with “a 20-minute war sequence that ended up in Vietnam, and then in a toilet in the Pentagon, with [Crowe] as this rage-fueled eternal warrior.” Unfortunately, the studio rejected the script, as it proved impossible to finance.

Crow creator James O’Barr will be at “Chicago Comic Con Wizard World” next month. A perfect opportunity to ask him what he knows, what he feels about this news.

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