“Blade” and “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” director Stephen Norrington tells Mania.com that he has dropped out of “The Crow” reboot he had previously been attached to.
Asked about the report earlier this week that Mark Wahlberg had become attached, Norrington says “I don’t know about that story but I can tell you I’m no longer involved with The Crow.” Norrington co-wrote the most recent draft with musician Nick Cave based on an earlier script by another writer.
Norrington went on to say he left due to a new actor coming onboard and demanding a re-write. “As I had gotten involved explicitly as a writer-director my exit was inevitable. I was bummed. I had developed a genuinely authentic take that respected the source material while moving beyond it, and Nick Cave came in and added more depth. I think the fans would have been pleasantly surprised” he says.
Said actor isn’t likely to be Wahlberg as Norrington added “I will say I think Wahlberg could be cool if they take a gritty blue-collar approach. He’s a truthful actor. I think he could really ground the supernatural stuff.”