Director Corneliu Porumboiu bowed his new feature in the Un Certain Regard sidebar
With a new tragic hero firmly on board in the shape of Jack Huston, director Corin Hardy is looking to make an interesting choice for his new version of James O’Barr’s The Crow. He has Oblivion’s Andrea Riseborough in talks to play the main villain.
This could be a fascinatingly fresh take on the character of Top Dollar, as portrayed in the 1994 version by Michael Wincott. In the graphic novel, Top Dollar is the head of a crime syndicate responsible for the brutal murder of rocker Eric Draven and his fiancée, with Draven brought back to supernatural life to avenge the killings.
Hardy has Claire Wilson working on the latest draft of the script, which will follow the graphic novel even more closely than Alex Proyas’ effort thanks to O’Barr’s contributions as consultant. Relativity Studios is backing this one, with the cameras expected to start cranking this year ready for a 2016 release.
Riseborough, who was last seen in Birdman, is part of the cast for horror thriller Hidden, which has yet to secure a release date.
The Turkish drama screened in the festival's Directors' Fortnight sidebar.
The English-language debut from 'Dogtooth' director Yorgos Lanthimos stars Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz.