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Tom Hiddleston in Talks for "The Crow" Reboot

Posted: April 20th, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Talks of "The Crow" reboot have been going on for many years. Directors like Stephen Norrington (Blade) and Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) have all worked on the projects, but rights issues prevented the film from moving forward.

Now comes word that the project is quickly coming together. Spanish filmmaker F. Javier Gutierrez (Before the Fall) is directing and Tom Hiddleston, best known for playing Loki in "Thor" and "The Avengers," is in talks to star. Cliff Dorfman (Warrior) is writing the script and production should begin this fall.

Hiddleston has been vying for the role. The actor even recorded an audition tape to send to producers, who eventually invited him for a meeting. Other actors who've been rumored for the role have been Jason Stathan, Mark Wahlberg, Bradley Cooper, James McAvoy and Channing Tatum.

Source: The Wrap


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M. Bullitt writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 7:36:43 AM

Tom Hiddleston is more of a theater actor and has very little in common with Brandon Lee, what a silly idea.

I guess Jason Statham is the only one with the martial arts skills. Bradley Cooper should stick with Jennifer Lawrence, that's all is good at.
boogiel writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 7:40:53 AM

Why mess with the classic? Just leave it be. The brandon lee version was classic. They'll f*ck this up.
pornfly writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 7:44:25 AM

Why a reboot?
why not another crappy sequel?

I curse everyone involved with this movie explosive searing diarrhea
ENFORCER writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 7:50:49 AM

"I guess Jason Statham is the only one with the martial arts skills"

And your a c*m guzzling buffoon.

pornfly writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 7:57:06 AM

Speaking of c*m guzzling...
The remake is gonna be gay
so why not have the actor be gay too
BJsforeveryone writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 8:53:05 AM

The first Crow was a masterpiece in my opinion and rebooting with Statham would be catastrophic.
Sounds better with Hiddleston, but i honestly think they should let it be !!
Brandon Lee was killing it !!!
ENFORCER writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 9:44:33 AM

Yes leave be, Brandon Lee was a masterpiece in this film.
SACdaddy writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 10:27:58 AM

Reboot, remake, who gives of f*ck anymore. Its just another failure waiting to happen. Guaranteed they'll spend as little as possible on the film so they can make a profit opening weekend (based on name recognition alone) and call it a success. Just like all the rest of these sh*tty reboot/remakes of cult classics, it will suck.

When is the audience going to demand more from these retards in Hollywood? Don't waste your money on this crap people!!!
Stapes writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 10:33:53 AM

The only way a reboot could be justified is if it were 100 percent faithful to the book. And out of that list Hiddleston is the best choice.
BadChadB33 writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 10:41:16 AM

As Brandon spins in his grave.
CelluloidMan writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 11:04:49 AM

I'd watch The Crow reboot only if they stayed closer tovthe source material...and yeah, if Hiddlestone buffs up, he could pull it off.

Being a theatre trained actor can also play a badass...Sam Jackson is theatre trained BTW..."the defense rests yout honor...."

It would be awesome if they made it like the comic in black & white (Brandon Lee wanted that way)...maybe a la SIN CITY an involve all the characters from the comic.

On a different note...anybody read author's James O'Barr bio. Like K. Reeves, that depressed the sh*t outta me. He was in foster homes, never got a break, always a loner, take odd jobs mostly a mechanic, and when he finally fell in love, his girlfriend dies...then he got angry & depressed using his drawing as his therapy.

On the double disk, Special Edition of THE CROW (it even has a CD ROM with a trivia games of all THE CROW franchise) it has an interview with the author. Chubby, balding, long haired guy...like a totured soul artist.

Deaft0ne writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 11:42:30 AM

Once again bullet/mcqueer shows his epic ignorance by saying Statham is the only one with martial arts skills.

The original graphic novel of The Crow contains no martial arts sections nor does the Brandon Lee film.

My guess is mcqueer has read and seen neither.

What a useless c*nt he really is.
Mr. Blonde writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 12:50:17 PM

@Celluloid - Didn't know that about James O'Barr. At least he was able to channel all that depression, frustration and anger into his art. Tortured soul of an artist is sadly about right. Made even poignant by watching Brandon's final performance.

If they do reboot, then do justice to the music. The Crow's awesome kick-ass soundtrack is truly what made the film a masterpiece. Selections like The Cure's Burn, Nine Inch Nails covering Joy Division's Dead Souls, Rage Against the Machine's Darkness to finally end with Jane Siberry’s It Can’t Rain All the Time – all classic. This is one of the best soundtracks ever and a great slice of alternative rock during that era. The choice of music is so well intertwined with O'Barr's comic which frequently referenced The Cure and Joy Division. No reboot would be complete without gothic, grunge, alternative selections. Hopefully The Cure NIN could be brought back to write new songs inspired by the source material. Or I could see Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam and Evanescence (whose’s two great songs My Immortal and Bring Me to Life from Daredevil made that movie tolerable and could be a shoe-in for Siberry’s parts).

As for Tom Hiddleston, he is a great choice for the role (best out of the lot of actors stated). Recently rewatched Thor and The Avengers and Hiddleston definitely holds his own against Downey Jr. in the scene before New York attack. Or in his cellblock exchange with Scarlett. He is an awesome actor and could make this role his own. Obviously a strong believer in the material who made an audition tape.
GreenLensman writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 12:53:48 PM

channing tatum would be perfect for this roll.../troll
RaZoR writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 1:29:36 PM

Well, Hiddleston would certainly be less expensive than Cooper, Wahlberg, or Tatum.
coldplayesence writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 1:32:56 PM

At least they aren't touching Dark City.
minkowski writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 3:36:29 PM

Yet.
minkowski writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 3:43:34 PM

"Tom Hiddleston is more of a theater actor and has very little in common with Brandon Lee, what a silly idea."

Theater actor or not, he's been in at least two big-budget flicks, doing very well in both, so if he can rip through Avengers with ease, which was a comic book flick, I'm pretty sure his theatrical merits would serve him even better in a more character driven film like The Crow.

Also, this is a reboot, so Brandon Lee doesn't factor into the film whatsoever, although some nice eponymous nods to Lee would be very welcome.

In any case, although Middleston is a decent performer, I'm of the mind that the first was done so well there's no need to remake the film, unless the people behind the remake are so greedy they feel absolutely compelled to dig up the corpse of Lee's final performance and dance it around the graveyard of originality once again. Pretty shameful and tacky imo, and lazy to boot, given the first film has several sh*tty exploitative sequels already.

I also agree with Mr. Blonde regarding the music, which really sold the original film. I suspect here though we're not going to see the same, simply because if it was done right once before, they're going to change it up to differentiate their product from Proyas' product, which then means since it can't be done as well, it'll be done worse. No sideways for these incestuous cases of intellectual rape.
cress writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 4:06:41 PM

Until I see Michael Fassbender and Tom Hiddleston in the same room together, my theory is strong that they are indeed the same person.
RaZoR writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 4:15:57 PM

^^sh*t, you've got a point. Even the size of Hiddleston's forehead gives Fassbender a run for his money.
minkowski writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 4:20:23 PM

Actually, according to this video, Hiddleston looks like Katy Perry:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=SWwpOk_ZFM4

Watch and be very afraid.
Deaft0ne writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 4:25:02 PM

lmao mink your comment had perfect timing as I am listening to DIRT by Alice In Chains. One of the greatest and most iconic albums of the 90s. On Rain When I Die now.
minkowski writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 4:42:53 PM

Ah yes, Deaft0ne, and with the single 'Man in the Box' along with Jar of Flies' 'I stay Away', that completes my 90s rocking to AiC.
Deaft0ne writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 5:04:38 PM

@mink

If you google interviews with Jerry Cantrell on DIRT he mentions it being the most collaborative album they did. Sean Kinney worked on all the drum sections to stand out for example.
RaZoR writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 5:32:03 PM

@Deaft0ne: IIRC, Dirt was one of the few albums (perhaps the only one?) in which Layne Staley wrote both the lyrics AND music to a song (Angry Chair).
KillerCOck writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 5:40:27 PM

GaY!
RaZoR writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 5:40:30 PM

@Deaft0ne: Nope, I didn't "RC"; Hate to Feel was also on Dirt and was also completely written by Staley.
Mr. Blonde writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 7:12:12 PM

@Mink - thanks for the nod.

In thinking about the original, everything is balanced against the music.

Gang bangers. Brutal deaths. Resurrection. Profound loss. Cemetaries. Macabre makeup. Rain soaked cityscape. Drug needle addicts. Revenge in dark alleyways. Halloween. Mosh pits. Climax battle ontop of a Church roof lined with gargoyles.

Yup. Its hard to think of another way to soundtrack this film wihout the influence of gothic alternative rock. The music would need to tempo against scenes of uncontrollable violence, gut wrenching despair, cold remorseless kills and redemption. There are some very powerful scenes which has made The Crow probably one of the most violent and dark Superhero films ever.
CelluloidMan writes:
on April 20th, 2013 at 8:11:48 PM

That's right Mr. Blonde....the soundtrack screams 90s alternative rock with goth influences.

I say they won't bother with the soundtrack and get a score. Studios are lazy that way nowadays...Or if they do, it won't be as cool as the original, IMO.




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