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Mark Wahlberg Offered The Crow?
He's been approached for the remake

20 October 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Bloody Disgusting

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Ladies, look at a picture of The Crow. Now look at Mark Wahlberg. Now back at The Crow. Now back at Wahlberg. We won’t, however ask you to smell anything: just to ponder the idea that the producers behind Steven Norrington’s reboot of the gothic avenger character are apparently offering the lead role to Wahlberg.

This is one casting offer that definitely had our eyebrows doing the confused lift fandango. Nothing against Wahlberg himself – he’s proved his chops both dramatically and comedically – but he just doesn’t immediately spring to mind when you picture the haunted hero originally, and most memorably, brought to life on screen by the late Brandon Lee.

But perhaps that’s the big idea here. After all, producer Edward R Pressman has promised “a very different visual idea for the new film," which Norrington is planning to direct from the script that Nick Cave has been busy polishing up.

Other planned changes include beefing up the role of the Crow’s guide/sidekick bird, which was largely relegated to an atmospheric touch or totem in the original film.

While this news is still officially floating around as a rumour, we’re throwing it open to you: assuming you want a remake of The Crow, would Wahlberg be on your mind for the lead? And if not, who’s your pick?


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RE: Jeebers Wahlberg?
L: Emyr Thy King Anyone bar a f wood be better than Mark Wahlberg (an acting wall dead ahead!)? Jared Leto then? m not sure if they've offered it to keanu reeves yet? More

Posted by Frank Castle at 18:21 on 26 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Jeebers Wahlberg?
Anyone bar a plank of wood has to be better than Mark Wahlberg (an acting wall dead ahead!)? Jared Leto then? More

Posted by Emyr Thy King at 01:04 on 26 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Jeebers Wahlberg?
Please God...not Mark Wahlberg.... More

Posted by hellsangel66 at 00:26 on 26 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Jeebers Wahlberg?
Thank you for the explanation. More

Posted by GigoloJoe at 02:30 on 24 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Jeebers Wahlberg?
So do we. But that's up to Empire - we can only work with what we've got, I'm afraid. We know which IPs need blocked, and only the spammers use them - it'd be easy enough to use that if we had it available. More

Posted by elab49 at 22:27 on 23 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Jeebers Wahlberg?
L: elab49 For Gigolo Joe Spam was not 'allowed' to remain. One anomaly of the system is that these multi-spammers seem to be able to register posts even after their account has been banned. As soon as any posts are seen remaining, they will be removed. If there are a large number - as is the case with all of this spam - it is done centrally. As we've said repeatedly in these threads and in the appropriate forum - Empire Online - if you are posting from the main site, rather tha More

Posted by The Todge at 22:10 on 23 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Jeebers Wahlberg?
For Gigolo Joe   Spam was not 'allowed' to remain. One anomaly of the system is that these multi-spammers seem to be able to register posts even after their account has been banned. As soon as any posts are seen remaining, they will be removed.   If there are a large number - as is the case with all of this spam - it is done centrally. As we've said repeatedly in these threads and in the appropriate forum - Empire Online - if you are posting from the main site, rather than th More

Posted by elab49 at 14:41 on 23 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Jeebers Wahlberg?
And Norrington's off the project and it looks like Cave's script might be turfed.  Bugger. http://www.mania.com/excl-norrington-departs-crow-featu re_article_125936.html More

Posted by The Todge at 16:14 on 21 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Jeebers Wahlberg?
I'm gonna jump on the "Joseph Gordon Levitt should be cast in everything" bandwagon here and say that i think he should play The Crow, not Mark fucking** Whalberg!! **e=2]his actual middle namesize] More

Posted by lukeyboy at 13:48 on 20 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Nick Cave: Script Writing God
Sort of half and half on this for the moment. Whalberg isn't the guy for the role at all.  Ever. Norrington is hit and miss. Blade was great fun.  LXG was shit. But: It's not a remake of the Lee film.  Plus point. Nick Cave wiritng the script?  Should be worth a look at least. The oriiginal is fucking awesome though so it'll have to go some to match it. More

Posted by The Todge at 11:47 on 20 October 2010 | Report This Post

Nick Cave: Script Writing God
Didn't Nick Cave write a Gladiator sequel that included Maximus travelling through time and sorting everyone out? I wish that had got made. If his script for The Crow is anything like that then count me in, Wahlberg or no Wahlberg. More

Posted by domcruise at 11:39 on 20 October 2010 | Report This Post

RE: nooooooo
I fucking hate Mark Wahlberg! More

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