The Crow Relaunch Moves Forward With Casting

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The Crow relaunch is taking off, and may be months away from a greenlight. We caught up with the movie's producer and found out exactly where the film is in the casting process, and asked the all-important makeup questions.

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While he was doing press for drama Brothers we caught up with producer Ryan Kavanaugh and got an exclusive update on his next project, the massive relaunch of The Crow, penned and directed by Stephen Norrington.

I heard The Crow script received great reviews, where is it at now?

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The script is great. We're very excited about it. The Crow is definitely going to happen, we're just getting all the pieces together right now. It's not officially greenlit, but it's going to happen... I think in a couple months we could have the package together for sure.

Any casting ideas?

Can't talk about that yet, but we've got good ideas.

Are you casting right now and looking?

We're looking. We're in discussions....I think it's something cool, we're approaching it differently. It's really a whole relaunch of the franchise, much more of a dark superhero type.

Will it be a well known actor, or someone we've never heard of before?

It will be an actor you've heard of, yes. We're not ruling anything out. We're looking at both, with the very well known and the "very talented but they may not be quite there yet."

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A lot of people were worried that it would be the original, but we know the Crow character can inhabit different people...

It's not a remake it's literally a relaunch of the franchise.

But will he have the same makeup?

No, totally different... He'll have makeup, but it will be different. The best way to compare it is the first Batman and Batman Begins. In terms of their look and feel and character.

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I'm excited to see the world and how you build it. Will it still be dark and gritty?

Oh yeah, we're sticking to the flavor of it. We're just relaunching it and making it with a much more present day character, someone more relatable to everybody.

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And the script is totally finished?

Yeah we're still tweaking it, but it's finished.

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James O'Barr is a really nice guy. The Crow graphic novel is about as intensely personal a work as you can get that just happened to explode into this cultural phenomenon. I saw him speak over the summer in Chicago and he's as humble and decent a creator as I've ever met, talented as all get out too.

This nonsense about a Dark Superhero? Like Batman Begins? Come on. Pull the other one son.

I hope James is getting a nice big check and moves a shit-ton of books. That would be nice.