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Is The Crow Reboot Rising from the Dead with a New Director and Writer?

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Is The Crow Reboot Rising from the Dead with a New Director and Writer?
It may finally be time for The Crow remake to get resurrected. For years, Hollywood has been trying to get a reboot of the franchise going, and they got alarmingly close with Aquaman star Jason Momoa and The Nun director Corin Hardy before the plug was unceremoniously pulled just ahead of production, with Sony later removing it entirely from their release calendar. Now, after nearly two years of silence in regards to the project, it looks like the reboot has once again entered development.

According to a new report from Bloody Disgusting, the project is back in development and is being retooled. Few details have been made available at this time, but it's expected that Davis Films, Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow, who had previously had a deal in place to finance and distribute the movie, are still involved. Whether or not Sony Pictures remains involved at all anymore
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The Crow Movies We Almost Got

The Crow Movies We Almost Got
The Crow is one of our favorite comic book movies of all time. A gritty supernatural revenge fantasy that takes place in Detroit on the night before Halloween, aka Devil's Night, the dark romance and gothic overtones were part of the magic, conjured most profoundly by the late Brandon Lee, who died during the production. Since the release of the 1994 original, we've gotten three subpar sequels and a short-lived TV series. But more intriguingly, there have been a number of starts, stops, and concepts for reboots, re-imaginings, and resurrections of Eric Draven. Here we'll take a look at The Crow movies we almost got.

The Crow was created by James O'Barr an orphan who was raised in institutional and foster care and a self-taught illustrator who loved Will Eisner's The Spirit. O'Barr enlisted in the Marines after his fianc&#233 was killed by a drunk driver. While stationed in Germany, he began to draw The Crow,
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Mark Dacascos cast in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Deadline is reporting that Mark Dacascos is set for a “heavily recurring role” in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., where he’s set to play Mr. Giyera, a character said to be the new head of security at shield.

Dacascos has previously experience with comic book properties, having appeared in The Flash in the 90s, as well as the TV series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven. His other credits include the likes of Double Dragon, Mortal Kombat, Brotherhood of the Wolf, and 1997’s Drive (which may just be my all-time favourite straight-to-video actioner).

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on Tuesday nights on ABC.
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Luke Evans On The Curse Of ‘The Crow’

In 1994, actor Brandon Lee, son of the legendary Bruce Lee, was tragically shot and killed. This was no act of criminal violence; the trigger was pulled by an actor on set during the filming of Alex Proyas’ supernatural revenge-thriller The Crow, an adaptation of James O’Barr’s comic. A dummy bullet trapped in the gun was overlooked when blank cartridges were being inserted – a mistake, but one which would make The Crow Lee’s last film. Script changes, clever editing and digital effects were used to complete the film without its lead actor, coincidentally giving the entire film a strange, melancholic air when the viewer is aware of Lee’s death.

3 sequels followed the highly-praised original, all of which received ‘meh’ responses. A Canadian television series, The Crow: Stairway To Heaven, was also produced, during which another accidental death occurred when an unexpected explosion killed stuntman Marc Akerstream. Now,
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Luke Evans Unafraid Of Any Superstitions Surrounding The Crow

There are some who think The Crow is a cursed production given the subject matter and the deaths of actor Brandon Lee and The Crow: Stairway to Heaven stuntman, Marc Akerstream. But Luke Evans is unfazed by any such rumors. Evans told The Metro, "I’m not one of those superstitious people. It is incredibly sad that Brendon died making the movie. He was a very talented actor. It is a very beautiful story, The Crow. It is a very tragic story with huge emotional themes. We plan to tell the story differently and with a lot of integrity to the original comic book." Evans recent comments concerning the comic book source material are completely different from the statement he made back in May when he said his version would essentially be a remake of the original 1994 Brandon Lee film. Perhaps there's been a change in the script since
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Interview: Mark Dacascos Enters The Tournament With 'Mortal Kombat: Legacy' Season 2

The launch of "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" Season two kicks off our coverage of new fights (and fighters) for the Machinima web series. Check out the first episode below. Later today, we'll bring you interviews with some of the stars and creators who've brought the battle for Earthrealm to your PC.

2:30 Est - Interview: Casper Van Dien (Johnny Cage)

4:30 Est - Interview: Director Kevin Tancharoen

He's played everything from a heartbroken assassin ("Crying Freeman") to the Crow ("The Crow: Stairway to Heaven"), to a turbo-charged martial artist with a super-powered heart (my personal favorite, "Drive"), and this week, six-time award-winning Kung Fu and karate champion martial artist Mark Dacascos takes on the role he feels he was born to play: Shaolin monk Kung Lao in the second season of "Mortal Kombat: Legacy."

Dacascos and I spoke about why this role was, in a way, a dream come true, the
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First teaser poster for The Crow remake

Having passed through the hands of a couple of directors and with virtually every actor in Hollywood having been linked to the lead role of Eric Draven, Relativity Media's remake of The Crow is finally set to move forward early next year, with F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall) directing Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) in the latest adaptation of James O'Barr's comic book series. And if you weren't convinced that the film was finally moving ahead, Shock Till You Drop have the very first teaser poster, which you can check out right here...

Evans will become the third actor to portray Eric Draven, with Brandon Lee headlining Alex Proyas' 1994 box office hit in what tragically proved to be his final role, and Mark Dacascos starring in the short-lived 1998 TV series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven. As yet, there's no confirmed release date for the remake,
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'Fast & Furious 6' star Luke Evans on 'The Crow' remake - video

'Fast & Furious 6' star Luke Evans on 'The Crow' remake - video
Luke Evans has revealed that The Crow remake will begin production in early 2014.

The Fast & Furious 6 star, who will play Eric Draven in the rebooted comic book franchise, told Digital Spy that he is yet to test out the character's striking facial make-up for the role.

Asked if the new version will retain an underground rock soundtrack, Evans said: "I don't know. With the face [make-up] it might be Kiss, you never know!"

The original Crow, released in 1994, starred the late Brandon Lee as a rock musician who is murdered then revived to avenge the death of his girlfriend.

In the new Crow, the eponymous character will reportedly be a slain police officer.

The Crow, to be directed by F Javier Gutiérrez, is based on the comic book series by James O'Barr. The 1994 incarnation spawned three movie sequels and short-lived TV series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven.
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Luke Evans starring in 'The Crow' reboot as Eric Draven

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Luke Evans is apparently destined to star in comic book reboot "The Crow." Relativity Media has delayed the start of production to early next year to accommodate Evans' schedule.

The Welsh native plays Bard the Bowman in "The Hobbit" trilogy, the villain in the upcoming "Fast & Furious 6" and will soon play Dracula in origin story "Dracula: Year Zero." While all of those commitments have raised Evans' star status, they also seemed to place him out of the running for "Crow." But the studio is apparently so smitten with the star that they're willing to give the film a later start.

As Deadline reports, several other actors -- including "Avengers" villain Tom Hiddleston and "True Blood" heartthrob Alexander Skarsgard -- were rumored to be close to landing the role. But Evans was ultimately the guy.

James O'Barr's comic book series "The Crow" launched in the late '80s and was
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Flickering Myth's Greatest Comic Book Movies: #24 - The Crow (1994)

Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #24...

The Crow, 1994.

Directed by Alex Proyas.

Starring Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott, Bai Ling, Sofia Shinas, Anna Levine, David Patrick Kelly, Laurence Mason, Michael Massee and Angel David.

Based upon James O'Barr's cult underground series, originally published by Caliber Comics in 1989, The Crow stars Brandon Lee as Eric Draven, a musician brought back from the dead to avenge his and his fiancée's murder at the hands of a gang of local thugs.

Tragically, The Crow would prove to be Lee's final movie, the actor dying after sustaining an accidental gunshot wound on set during the filming of a stunt sequence. More than a year after Lee's death, The Crow arrived in cinemas and was a world-wide box office success, pulling
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James McAvoy circling The Crow remake

James McAvoy is currently gearing up for a return as Professor Charles Xavier in Bryan Singer's mutant superhero epic X-Men: Days of Future Past, but if rumours are to be believed the British actor may be lining up another comic book movie adaptation, with Bloody Disgusting reporting that the Wanted star is circling Relativity Media's remake of The Crow.

Based upon James O'Barr's acclaimed 1989 comic book, The Crow centres on Eric Draven, a man who comes back to life in order to extract revenge against the people responsible for killing him and his fiancee. Draven was first portrayed by Brandon Lee (Showdown in Little Tokyo) in director Alex Proyas' (Dark City) 1994 film adaptation, while Mark Dacascos (Brotherhood of the Wolf) appeared as the character in the short-lived 1998 TV series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven.

McAvoy becomes the latest name to be linked to the lead role in the new remake,
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Canadian Cannibal Fun Arrives With Crowsnest Next Month

IFC Midnight has revealed that the Canadian horror production, Crowsnest, is making its limited theatrical and VOD debut in the U.S. on September 7th.

Brenton Spencer helmed this cannibal thriller; he previously directed Never Cry Werewolf and various TV shows such as 21 Jump Street, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, Sanctuary and more.

Described as Duel meets Deliverance, the film's synopsis goes like this: In late summer of 2011, five young friends celebrating a birthday went missing after an unexpected detour sent them crashing into an abandoned Rv.

Video recorded by the victims & recovered by police reveals a horrific encounter with the twisted residents of a secluded community, entirely removed from civilization and not pleased at having visitors. 

You'll find a trailer inside.

Read more...
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Exclusive: Colin Cunningham talks Falling Skies season three, says Ridley Scott's Alien and Nolan's Dark Knight films elevated genre

Commonly known as the Chicago Comic-Con, Wizard World Chicago has just enjoyed its 30th gathering celebrating the American Mid-West's love for all things geek.

Among the guests was film and television veteran Colin Cunningham. While he may not be a household name, Colin has credits in works that sci-fi/fantasy fans will consider mandatory viewing, such as The X-Files, The Outer Limits, Dark Angel, Smallville, The 4400, Andromeda, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven and Arnie-starring The 6th Day, just to name a few.

Best recognised as Major Davis in Stargate Sg-1, Cunningham is re-establishing himself with his latest outing as the bad guy on TNT's hit series Falling Skies, as part of a cast also including Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy and Connor Jessup. Not to mention writing, directing and starring in his award-winning short film, Centigrade, which brought home hardware from multiple award shows.

Though time was tight,
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The Crow remake prepares to take flight

Earlier this week Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company issued a press release to announce that they'd reached an out-of-court settlement over the legal dispute concerning the rights to The Crow and now comes word that the two studios are pushing on with their plans to reboot the series. According to Deadline, scriptwriter Jesse Wigutow (It Runs in the Family) has signed on to tackle the screenplay, while Variety are also reporting that F. Javier Gutiérrez (Before the Fall) will handle directing duties.

Based upon James O'Barr's underground comic book series, The Crow first came to the screen in 1994 under director Alex Proyas, with the film becoming notable for the accidental death of star Brandon Lee on set. Following the success of the first movie, The Crow then spawned three sequels - The Crow: City of Angels (with Vincent Pérez), The Crow: Salvation (with Eric Mabius) and The Crow: Wicked Prayer

TV Review: Wonder Woman (2011), Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

Wonder Woman (2011): Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot TV Review. Wonder Woman (2011): Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot shows the viewer just how good NBC’s The Cape really was by means of comparison. The premise of Wonder Woman (2011) makes no sense. No secret identity. Woman Woman (Adrianne Palicki) does whatever she wants in public to whomever she wants. No jail. No legal repercussions. Nonsense. In the Christopher Nolan Batman films, Batman appears and disappears so he can not be tracked. In Wonder Woman, the heroine walks away in clear view of everyone.

The Cape was not a good hero television series much like M.A.N.T.I.S., The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, and the Robocop television series because they either lacked a sustainable hardcore edge or they never had one in the first place. In The Cape‘s case, it had some edge but it also had too much gloss and not enough grit.
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Special Features - Mark Dacascos: The Nearly Man

Tom Jolliffe looks back at the career of Mark Dacascos...

Sometimes there is someone who flirts with the big time, but for one reason or another, never quite makes it. In the grand pantheon of action star legends, you will remember such luminaries as Arnold, Sly, Jean Claude, Steven and Dolph. They forged lasting careers, gaining popularity on the big screen and/or the video market. It’s down to luck, the package they offer, and durability, that means a film can still be pre-sold to all the major territories, for the big screen or the major video market by the name one of the big boys. Whether it was a breakout role that held them in good stead for the lengthy careers which followed, or a string of successes that were enough to override any subsequent failures, the likes of Stallone are big business. In the action genre, there
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'28 Weeks Later' Director To Resurrect 'The Crow'

Eric Draven lives again.

"The Crow" has been a franchise that Hollywood has inexplicably rendered an utter and colossal failure. The original 1994 film starring the late, great Brandon Lee and directed by Alex Proyas was a genre masterpiece; a dark gothic fairy tale of tragic romance and violent revenge, with Lee as a slain musician brought back to life one year after he and his fiance are murdered to "put the wrong things right."

Lee was an A-list movie star in the making; imagine what his career -- and life -- might have been today had he survived the horrible on-set accident that took his life at age 28.

Maybe it's that so-called "Crow Curse" that has kept the franchise itself from taking flight. The 1996 sequel, "The Crow: City of Angels," was an incoherent mess (though it looked pretty), and the less said about the direct-to-video sequels, "The Crow: Salvation" (2000) and
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'Hawaii Five-0' casts its Wo Fat

'Hawaii Five-0' casts its Wo Fat
"Hawaii Five-0" has found the man to play the show's most famous villain, and he's a pretty fair dancer.

Mark Dacascos -- best known as the Chairman on "Iron Chef America" and as a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars" last year -- has been cast as Wo Fat, who was the long-time nemesis of McGarrett in the original series. Though the character (played by Khigh Dheigh) only appeared in 11 episodes over the original show's 12 seasons, he is remembered as the big bad of the show.

There's no word yet on when Dacascos will make his first appearance as Wo Fat on the new "Hawaii Five-0" or how the character might differ from the original, who was a Chinese intelligence officer.

Dacascos is a native of Hawaii and has acted in several dozen movies and TV series in addition to his time on "Iron Chef America." His notable roles include
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Alt.TV – 6/9/10

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Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Jack Hunter: The Lost Treasure of Ugarit (Syfy)

Globetrotting action adventure starring Ivan Sergei. The murder of his mentor plunges treasure seeker Jack Hunter and his exotic side-kick Nadir into a perilous quest for some missing loot.

9.00pm Alien Intruder (Movies4Men)

Four convicts get a chance at freedom by volunteering for a salvage mission, but when other crew members start dying, they soon discover something sinister is with them.

10.00pm Hideous! (Horror Channel +1)

Grisly horror comedy directed by Charles Band. A gang that collects deformed freaks of nature must band together with the FBI agents investigating them, when their ghoulish specimens reanimate and viciously turn on them.

11.00pm The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (CBS Action)

Sci-fi drama series about
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Alt.TV – 23/8/10

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Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Airline Disaster (Syfy)

A passenger jet being flown by the Us president’s brother is hijacked by terrorists, leaving the head of state forced to choose between her family and the lives of her citizens.

9.00pm Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (Horror Channel)

Slick slasher featuring horror legend Robert Englund. Leslie aspires to become the next great psycho killer and invites a documentary film crew to chronicle his efforts.

10.00pm Digital Man (Movies4Men +1)

A crack squad of soldiers is sent to hunt down an out-of-control robot inadvertently set loose on a small community. But not all is what it seems when a saboteur is suspected within the unit.

11.00pm The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (CBS Action)

Eric Draven,
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