What fresh hell is this? It appears that wee Corey Feldman lookalike and dub step perpetrator Skrillex is set to star in a remake of “The Crow.” The cursed 1994 film starring Brandon Lee is probably as well known for Lee’s accidental on-set death as it is for being a cult-fave among comic book fans. There’s been four additional “Crow” films since the original, but most have been straight to video. Bradley Cooper was originally supposed to star in the remake, but dropped out. So now Skrillex is set to star in the film, despite the fact that he’s got no prior acting experience, so obviously this is going to end really well. [Mix Mag]
UPDATE: According to a rep for the studio we spoke with, they have not offered the role to Skrillex and have yet to cast anyone in the remake. Phew.
Let me preface this rant completely rational argument by saying that I don’t actually mind Bradley Cooper. He’s grown on me over the past few years, first with “The Hangover” and then with “Limitless.” He seems to take his craft seriously. He’s not papped every night drunk off his ass with a desperate young starlet clinging to him, lighting cigars with hundred dollar bills. He appears to be making a concerted effort to broaden his range. Fine. I can respect that. Keep reading »
Bradley Cooper may be smearing on some face paint and going dark—very dark—for his next movie. The actor is currently in talks to star in a remake of “The Crow,” the 1994 cult movie based on a comic book of the same name. The premise? A couple is brutally attacked and murdered the day before their Halloween wedding. A year later, the man is brought back to life to exact revenge on the ones who did it. As if the basic plotline weren’t dark enough, the making of the movie itself was tinged with tragedy when star Brandon Lee was killed in an onset accident where a prop gun fired an actual bullet. So I guess I have to ask—why is this movie being remade? It’s been less than 20 years since the original appeared in theaters. When it came out, it was a box office hit that looked pretty spectacular and had a killer soundtrack. Not to mention—who would sign up to star in a remake? Apparently, Bradley isn’t nearly as superstitious as I am. [EW] Keep reading »