Australian musician and author Nick Cave is writing the screenplay for a remake of the 1994 film adaptation of James O’Barr’s comic-book series The Crow. Actually, according to The Wrap, Cave is rewriting a script originally penned by the forthcoming movie’s director, Stephen Norrington. The Wrap reports:
Hiring Cave to rewrite Norrington’s script is a bold move, but it may prove to be worth it in the long run, as Cave may be the perfect choice to help resurrect the fading franchise.
And according to The Guardian, “The new version [of the script] is said to be closer in spirit to James O’Barr’s comic books than the original film.”
Cave, who in 2006, was named one of Variety’s 10 most promising screenwriters, has also completed the screenplay for a film adaptation of his 2009 novel, The Death of Bunny Munro (HarperCollins).