The Crow Director Considering On-Location Filming In Detroit

Back in February, director Stephen Norrington revealed that The Crow may begin shooting this summer. And while news on the project has been relatively quiet since then, word has emerged that “The Crow” could be filmed in Detroit, too.

“Part of the new story is set in Detroit and we’ve been discussing the logistics of shooting on location,” Norrington told The original Crow comic was created by Michigan native James O’Barr who set his first storyline in Detroit.

Alex Proyas’ adaptation of The Crow also took place in Detroit during the backdrop of Devil’s Night — an annual Detroit tradition in which abandoned and derelict houses are burned.

However, the new “Crow” may also be filmed in Montreal due to more favorable tax incentives. “There are a lot of financial incentives pertaining to the visual effects to go to Montreal,” added Norrington. “So for now it’s an open question.”

The latest version of The Crow was announced in 2008 as Norrington’s first film since directing “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Norrington was also the director of the first “Blade” film.

Last November, “The Crow” producer Ryan Kavanaugh stated that Norrington’s The Crow would be substantially different from the first Crow movie.

“I think it’s something cool, we’re approaching it differently,” stated Kavanaugh. “He’ll have makeup, but it will be different. The best way to compare it is the first ‘Batman’ and ‘Batman Begins.’ In terms of their look and feel and character.”

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