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Dark rocker Nick Cave to revise "The Crow" script for new film

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Good news for fans of The Crow. Though you may not like the idea of a remake, at least the guy who is writing it has the perfect sensibility to do justice to the dark, brooding original.

Nick Cave has been a lot of things in his career: Goth-industrial musician, rocker, singer-songwriter. And he's had a very promising screenwriting career writing dark Westerns and working on fairly big projects that are still in the pipeline. Can this guy do justice to The Crow? Watch some of his work - both music and film - and see what you think.

The Wrap's Jeff Sneider offers a quick overview of Nick Cave's screenwriting career:

He made his screenwriting debut with John Hillcoat's 1988 prison drama "Ghosts … of the Civil Dead," but what really has this lifelong "Crow" fan excited is Cave's impressive work on Hillcoat's gritty Australian Western "The Proposition," which was awesome.

While Cave's record label may not like to publicize his other career as a successful screenwriter, there's no doubt that he is in major demand, especially after having been named one of Variety's 10 Screenwriters to Watch in 2006. . . . [Before that] Russell Crowe asked Cave to write a sequel to "Gladiator," which would have ended with "a 20-minute war sequence that ended up in Vietnam, and then in a toilet in the Pentagon, with [Crowe] as this rage-fueled eternal warrior." Unfortunately, the studio rejected the script, as it proved impossible to finance.

Expect an announcement in the coming weeks about who will land the coveted role of Eric Draven in the reconceptualized remake of "The Crow," which will feature the titular bird as more of a full-fledged character than in Alex Proyas' 1994 original.

via The Wrap