Described as a gothic love story, the project revolves around two high school teens from opposite sides of the tracks who are forced to come together to take down a serial killer in their hometown.
Updated 6:05PST – F. Javier Gutierrez (Before The Fall) has been hired to direct. Press release below the jump.
A press release had stated, “The lawsuit between Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company concerning THE CROW has been amicably settled out of court, and the parties will continue to work on the film together as planned.”
At the end of the article I speculated that since the project didn’t have a writer (or director) that it could still be a long way off. Well, it appears that Relativity and TWC have hit the ground running after settling this legal business because a writer has now been hired – Jesse Wigutow.
Per Deadline, “Jesse Wigutow is making a deal to write the script. The original was distributed by the Weinsteins at Miramax back in 1994 and grossed $50.6M domestic. Wigutow has ‘Irreparable Harm’ set up at HBO Films, just rewrote Robert Ludlum’s ‘The Osterman Weekend’ for Summit, and has ‘Age Inappropriate’ with Offspring at Universal. He recently scripted a Steve McQueen biopic for Cross Creek’s’ Brian Oliver, based on the book Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel.”
So there’s that! Perhaps this thing gets rolling sooner rather than later, though I’m not really looking forward to it. READ MORE
It now looks like, after something like 5 or 6 steps back, we might be one step closer to that remake of The Crow.
According to press release, “The lawsuit between Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company concerning THE CROW has been amicably settled out of court, and the parties will continue to work on the film together as planned. In addition, Relativity Media has dismissed all of its claims against The Weinstein Company for any wrongdoing regarding the release and distribution of NINE, and The Weinstein Company has dismissed all of its claims against Relativity Media.”
Now all they need is a director, an approved script, and a cast. Here’s to 2014! Just kidding, there’s a slight chance this could still hit in 2013. READ MORE
“Godfather of Goth” Peter Murphy has never been far from the music scene in which he was key in creating. His band Bauhaus, probably best known for their hit “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”, was integral in the stabilization of the Goth genre of music. Even though they broke up in 1983 (they reunited for a tour in 1998, and again in 2006 with Nine Inch Nails, as Bauhaus was a huge influence on Reznor’s work), Murphy has been toiling on his solo work ever since. Murphy has had success in his solo career with singles like “Cuts You Up” off of 1990’s Deep, and “I’ll Fall With Your Knife” from 1997’s Cascade. In 2008, Murphy revealed he had plans to release a new album in 2009. Trent Reznor is rumored to have been producer on this new album, which will hopefully see release in 2010.
What is definite for 2010 is that Murphy will be embarking on something he calls the “Secret Bees Series”. A series of web casts starting in February which will feature Murphy and a group of musicians he has hand chosen. The first episode will be set in the Catskill Mountains in Upstate NY at a yet undisclosed location featuring Murphy, Brian Viglione (The Dresden Dolls) on drums and John Andrews(Peter Murphy band) on guitar. Murphy and his band will play his own solo classics as well as never before performed Bauhaus songs.
To keep yourself updated on the location, and times when the series will be broadcast, check out Murphy’s site: http://www.petermurphy.info/