Oct 22, 2010 12:46 PM EST

Norrington Leaves "The Crow"s Director Chair

Norrington Leaves
Director Stephen Norrington recently told Mania.com that he has dropped out of "The Crow" remake. Norrington states that he left due to a new actor coming on board, and demanding rewrites.

"As I had gotten involved explicitly as a writer-director my exit was inevitable. I was bummed. I had developed a genuinely authentic take that respected the source material while moving beyond it, and Nick Cave came in and added more depth. I think the fans would have been pleasantly surprised", Norrington stated.

There have been rumors that Mark Wahlberg was a possible lead for the film, which Norrington seemed to think would be a good casting call. "I will say I think Wahlberg could be cool if they take a gritty blue-collar approach. He's a truthful actor. I think he could really ground the supernatural stuff."  However, it isn't known if this is the actor that demanded the rewrites.

"The Crow" is slated for a June 2011 release.

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