Making his first film since 2003’s disastrous League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, director Stephen Norrington signed on in 2008 to direct a new adaptation of comic creator James O’Barr’s The Crow. Mania [via ShockTillYouDrop] recently spoke to Norrington and learned some new updates on the project. Norrintgon says he will make it his next project, following up with of his supernatural World War II pic called The Lost Patrol, which we reported on last month. The director revealed that The Crow is moving towards a greenlight from Relativity Media, the studio developing the flick. Says Norrington:
The producer and visual effects people are crunching numbers. We’ve opened discussions with major cast but nothing is final yet…[We’re hoping] to shoot in the summer, but nothing’s certain…Cast and budget and schedules will no doubt continue to adjust all equations.
For those who don’t know about The Crow, the story follows a supernatural goth avenger, looking to punish those responsible for the death of his fiancé. Unlike Alex Proyas’ 1994 adaptation, Norrington’s version would “take on the mythology that focuses on a new set of characters.”