BloodyDisgusting: "Bloody Disgusting has confirmed exclusively that Mark Wahlberg was offered the lead role in Relativity Media's The Crow, a remake of the 1994 film that starred Brandon Lee as a man (Eric Draven) brutally murdered that comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder. The film was an adaptation of James O'Barr's incredible comic series. Iconic musician and acclaimed screenwriter Nick Cave has been working on a rewrite with Stephen Norrington (Blade, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ) attached to direct. The new tale is said to take place in Detroit. Now, the offer has been made, therefore Wahlberg could (and hopefully will) decline. I can't say this news has me swimming in excitement."
Ugh...I don't think this film needs to be remade. The barrage of crappy sequels (some straight to DVD that I didn't even know existed until I saw them in stores) really killed the franchise. I think a reboot could be kind of cool, but I just don't care to see it. The first film was great, and had a very interesting story to tell. I can see why Hollywood would want to re-visit it. But I just don't care to see it. I'd rather let the first one remain happily in nostalgia.
And Wahlberg for it? Come on...
I think his role in Max Payne proves that he can portray this character correctly. He did things right and this is his style. That and comedy, he was friggin amazing in The Other Guys. He is a talented actor so if he is onboard this film ill be sure to check it out!