MTV is reporting that a script for The Crow reboot is complete and shooting is scheduled to begin soon. Eric Pressman, who also produced the previous installments, will again produce the reboot with Stephen Norrington set to direct.
As far as casting is concerned, Pressman told MTV that, “[We’ve got an offer out] to a major actor and things are moving ahead very aggressively, with the aim of doing the film this year.”
Pressman revealed that the film’s setting will diverge from the original vision of The Crow, although it will still draw from the gritty city elements of the Brandon Lee-starring film.
“The setting is the southwest — the Mexico/Arizona area — and an urban [setting], Detroit or Pittsburgh or something like that,” he described. “There are two locations that the film is set. Its initial platform is in the southwest and then it moves to the big city in the north, middle or eastern America, and then back.”
Pressman went on to explain how Norrington’s vision of the Crow mythology will be something fans of the previous films have not been exposed to. “The Crow itself is a creature in this movie — it’s not just a bird,” said the producer. “It’s got a personality and a character. Not like Godzilla exactly, but it’s very different [and has] a more active role in the story.”